Lectures

The 2016–2017 Lecture Series is sponsored in part by Jennifer and Peter Roberts. Free Student Humanities Club tickets are provided through the generous support of Robin Leavitt and Terry Friedlander for lecture series, performing arts events and play readings.

2016/2017 Lecture Series

Miranda July in conversation with Marcia Franklin
Thu, Sep 22, 2016, 6:30pm

Generously sponsored by Jeanne Meyers and Richard Carr.

P.W. Singer
Thu, Feb 9, 2017, 6:30pm

Part of The Center’s BIG IDEA project Rayguns, Robots and Drones.

Arianna Huffington
2017 Sun Valley Wellness Festival Keynote Speaker
May 26, 6:30, 2017

Part of The Center’s BIG IDEA project Contemplative Practice.

The 2016–2017 Lecture Series On Sale Dates:

Fri, Aug 5, 10am
Series tickets on sale to members only

Fri, Aug 19, 10am
Individual tickets on sale to members only

Fri, Aug 26, 10am
Tickets on sale to the general public

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Browse our upcoming lectures below.


Upcoming Lectures

FREE LECTURE: Craters of the Moon artist John Grade

Thursday, October 13, 6:30 pm

John Grade has exhibited extensively in the United States and Europe, executing large-scale temporary sculptures in many venues. His installations, like Spur, commissioned by The Center and currently installed at Craters of the Moon, are site-specific and born out of a decades-long interest in the earth’s s...

FREE ARTIST TALK: Idaho Stories artist Scott Fife

Thursday, October 20, 5:30 pm

Seattle-based artist Scott Fife, well known for his realistic sculptures made from archival cardboard, will share stories of his process and his inspiration behind his works. From sculptures of Ernest Hemingway and Ezra Pound camping together in sleeping bags to the Tacoma Art Museum’s beloved Leroy, a...

FREE LECTURE: Dr. Jenny Emery Davidson on The Frontier Composed: The Far West Sketches of Mary Hallock Foote

Thursday, November 3, 6:30 pm

At a time when prominent artists and writers were inscribing the West with the triumphalist vision of manifest destiny, Mary Hallock Foote created work that pushes back against that narrative. Her articles, stories, and drawings earned the actual income that made it possible for her family to build a home in ...

FREE LECTURE: From Idaho Stories to Idaho Novels with Julie Weston

Thursday, December 1, 6:30 pm

Local and award-winning writer Julie Weston will discuss how her Idaho stories grew into memoir and mysteries. Weston’s books include The Good Times Are All Gone Now: Life, Death and Rebirth in an Idaho Mining Town (2009), Moonshadows (2015), and Basque Moon (2016). Part of The Center's BIG IDEA project ...

LECTURE: An Evening with Author Korby Lenker

Thursday, December 8, 6:30 pm

Korby Lenker’s first book, Medium Hero, features 27 stories culled from his 15 years as a solo touring indie musician. The stories are as colorful as their titles—“Rat’s Dude,” “Manboy and the Mafia Table,” “Catlady”—and flourish under his descriptive, empathetic pen. From a romanti...

LECTURE: P.W. Singer

Thursday, February 9, 6:30 pm

P.W. Singer is the author of multiple award-winning books, and a contributing editor at Popular Science. Described in the Wall Street Journal as "the premier futurist in the national security environment," 
Dr. Singer is considered one of the world's leading experts on changes in 21st-century warfare. Singe...

LECTURE: Arianna Huffington

Friday, May 26, 6:30 pm

Lecture Series and Sun Valley Wellness Festival keynote speaker Arianna Huffington is the co-founder, president, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group, and author of fifteen books. In May 2005, she launched The Huffington Post, a news and blog site that quickly became one of the most widely-r...

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