Once a year, our Scholars come together to share in one of the best parts of being a Greenhouse Scholar—
the Summer Symposium. Convening in Boulder for the three-day summer event, our Scholars gather to build their community, learn from one another, engage in thought-provoking breakout sessions, and collect inspiration from some of our country’s most extraordinary leaders.

“It was an incredible event. I walked out of there a better person than I arrived. Regardless of the challenges I face in the next few years, simply knowing I have the Greenhouse family supporting me is wonderful. I would have never met or interacted with these people in the same way that I did had it not been for the symposium. It was one of the best experiences of my lifetime.” —Mackenzie, University of Northern Colorado, Class of 2016

Our Symposium’s theme changes each year and revolves around the Greenhouse Scholars Program’s vision and core values of Leadership, Community, Relentlessness, and Accountability.

The Symposium culminates with the Annual Inspire, celebrating the Scholars and the entire Greenhouse Scholars community. You are welcome to join us for this event and to come and meet our Scholars, we hope to see you there!

See photos of our 2013 Summer Symposium
See photos of our 2012 Summer Symposium
See photos of our 2011 Summer Symposium
See photos of our 2010 Summer Symposium
See photos of our 2009 Summer Symposium

Featured speakers from past Summer Symposiums:

» Jim Collins, Author of Good to Great and How the Mighty Fall
» Manute Bol, Former NBA player and philanthropist to Sudanese people
» Paula DuPré Pesmen, Academy-Award winning producer of The Cove and founder of There with Care
» Joseph Garcia, Lieutenant Governor of the State of Colorado
» Jamie Laurie (aka Jonny 5), founder of platinum hip hop group, Flobots and of Flobots.org
» Tricia Downing, professional athlete and only female paraplegic to complete the Iron Man