CHQ Assembly is the digital expression of Chautauqua Institution — a nonprofit organization that exists to explore the best in human values and the enrichment of life. This exploration takes place in an interdisciplinary and intergenerational way that is characterized by a unique commitment to upholding the dignity and contributions of all people. We invite you to join us in exploring critical issues of the day through a range of experiences — lectures, artistic experiences, master and enrichment courses, and conversations — that combine to call you to your best self for a better world.
Previews of the weekly themes of Chautauqua's 2020 Exploration.
Art & Democracy
The Ethics of Tech
The Women's Vote Centennial and Beyond
Rebuilding Public Education
The Science of Us
Reframing the Constitution
The Future We Want, The World We Need
About Chautauqua Institution: Chautauqua Institution is a community on the shores of Chautauqua Lake in southwestern New York state that comes alive each summer with a unique mix of fine and performing arts, lectures, interfaith worship and programs, and recreational activities. As a community, we celebrate, encourage and study the arts and treat them as integral to all of learning, and we convene the critical conversations of the day to advance understanding through civil dialogue. CHQ Assembly is the online expression of Chautauqua Institution's mission.
An exploration of one of the world’s most critical – and controversial issues: Climate Change. How can you add your voice to the conversation, and how can you turn this dialogue into action in your home, workplace, community, and beyond?