The John C. Bogle Adirondack Roundtable Series is an arts and humanities program modeled on Boston’s Copley Roundtable, a discussion group of civic leaders that would invite speakers to present at informal mid-week luncheons. Our Roundtables are breakfast presentations, and each summer we bring three to four world-class presenters to speak on topics of national and international importance in the fields of politics and foreign policy, economics and finance, philosophy and philanthropy, and the visual and performing arts. John C. Bogle (1929-2019) was our Chair Emeritus of The Adirondack Roundtable.


The Roundtables are held in the Mountain View Room of the Whiteface Visitors and Conference Center on Main Street in Lake Placid. The programs begin at 8:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast; speaker presentation starts at 9, lasts from 30-40 minutes, and is followed by an often spirited Q & A session. The program ends by 10:30, but discussions at the tables may continue at will.

Audience is limited to 100. The cost of admission is $25 per person for each Roundtable if reserved ahead of time and $30 per person for walk-ins and $10 for students ages 12 and older.

All roundtables are unfortunately postponed until 2022.
Please check back at the beginning of 2022 to see the schedule.



                               Dan Kelting,  Executive Director, Adirondack Watershed Institute,                                           and Spaulding-Paolozzi Professor of Environmental Sciences, Paul                                         Smith’s College

                              Jennifer Field, Traumatic brain injury survivor, motivational                                                       speaker and President, J. Field Foundation, which focuses on                                                 providing aid, hope and inspiration to families of brain injury                                                   victims.

                             Richard Rodzinski, long-serving head of the Van Cliburn                                                          Competition, Current General Director, First China International                                              Music Competition at the China Conservatory of Music


For reservations please click the link below

Contact the Lake Placid Institute at 518-523-1312, or by regular mail at the

Lake Placid Institute, P.O. Box 988, Lake Placid, NY 12946

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