This page lists upcoming events taking place in our local community, as well as any special events being held here at The Spencer Hotel. Click here to download the 2017 Chautauqua Institute Calendar of Events as a PDF!

Chautauqua 2017 Weekly Themes

We’ve made it easy to find out the weekly themes for the Chautauqua Institute’s 2017 season!

Week One: June 24 to July 1


Interfaith Lecture Theme: Inventing God? A Brief History of Religions

Week Two: July 1 to July 8

The Human Journey: Origins, Exploration and Preservation

Interfaith Lecture Theme: Celebrating the Genius and Soul of a Nation

Week Three: July 8 to July 15

A Crisis of Faith?
Interfaith Lecture Theme: Crisis of Faith?

Week Four: July 15 to July 22

Geopolitics Today

Interfaith Lecture Theme: Religion and Statecraft Today

Week Five: July 22 to July 29

The Supreme Court: At a Tipping Point?

Interfaith Lecture Theme: The Supreme Court and Religious Communities

Week Six: July 29 to August 5

Comedy and the Human Condition

Interfaith Lecture Theme: The Spiritual Power of Humor

Week Seven: August 5 to August 12

The Nature of Fear

Interfaith Lecture Theme: Spirituality in an Age of Anxiety

Week Eight: August 12 to August 19

Media and the News: Ethics in a Digital Age

Interfaith Lecture Theme: Media, News, and Ethics in the Digital Age

Week Nine: August 19 to August 27

At the Tables: Our Changing Relationship with Food

Interfaith Lecture Theme: Food and Faith

Full Chautauqua Schedule

Click on the image below to view the full calendar of events for the 2017 Chautauqua Season!


Chautauqua 2017 Calendar of Events