Past Speeches

Patty Limerick is a widely sought-after speaker for a number of Western constituencies. Past public appearances are listed below. Click on “Events” for more information about Center-sponsored events, and click on “Request a Speaking Engagement” if you are interested in inquiring about Patty’s availability to speak at your organization’s next event.

Home: American photography at the CU Art Museum

What does home mean to you? Is home “where the heart is”? Is it a building, a landscape or a state of mind? Drawn from the photography collection of the CU Art Museum, Home investigates how American photographers working from the late 1800s to today have engaged with these questions. Through a presentation of landscapes, family photos…

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Solar Power Colorado 2017

Solar Power Colorado is the largest solar conference in the Rocky Mountain Region. It has a long tradition of being the place to explore the latest technologies and policy initiatives, and brainstorm plans that will advance the solar industry. Patty will deliver the keynote speech on the opening night of the conference. Question top policy makers and…

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Silicon Flatirons Overview Panel

“The next generation of artificial intelligence (AI) promises to have an impact as big as the mobile revolution or the Internet revolution before that,” state Eric Schmidt (chairman of Google’s parent, Alphabet, Inc.) and Jared Cohen (director of Google Ideas). Or, as the Economist put it, “the robots are coming. And we will be merging,…

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2nd Annual Uniquely Colorado

Volunteers for Outdoor Colorado invites you to celebrate all-things Colorado at this exciting 2nd annual event! Be sure to check out all of the amazing Colorado getaway packages on the ticketing page! Featuring speaker Patty Limerick, Facility Director of the Center of the American West and Colorado State Historian known for her colorful, forthright accounts…

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University of New Mexico & SMU Fall Lecture Series – New Perspectives on Taos History

Patty Limerick and Phil Deloria will talk on the subject Who Writes History and Why Does It Matter? Patricia Limerick (UC Boulder) and Philip Deloria (U Michigan) will present the introductory lectures. Professor Limerick is known for her ground-breaking work in the New Western History, and Professor Deloria for his penetrating analyses of the ways…

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