Since our founding in 1984, we have continued to promote dynamic change within the Telluride region. From our beginnings as a festival of big global themes we've refined and narrowed our sights. Recent festivals have dealt with pressing local issues, such as sustainability for the region and the science of compassion--issues that have local application, and global resonance and significance.

 

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