September 22, 2014 (Telluride, Colorado) – The Board of Directors of the Telluride Science Research Center (TSRC) announce today the signing of an Agreement to Lease with the Town of Telluride to bring the only independent, non-profit molecular science center in the world one step closer to realizing the goal of building a permanent facility. This agreement caps thirty years of TSRC’s increasing influence within the international molecular science academic and research communities.
The Agreement to Lease identifies a lot comprising 17,500 square feet of land that will be leased to TSRC for a term of 99 years at a nominal rent, after fundraising for a 32,000 square foot facility is complete.
TSRC’s unique, small-group approach to collaborative meetings has proven to be instrumental in helping scientists develop new directions in research. TSRC provides an environment conducive to face-to-face discussion, collaboration, and networking among scientists and engineers from around the world. The Telluride Town Talks are an annual lecture/discussion series and the public outreach component to TSRC’s mission.
TSRC currently negotiates the use of existing school and other meeting facilities in Telluride and adjacent Mountain Village to accommodate the more than 1,500 scientists in small workshops, as well as in larger, international meetings. The constraints of these rental arrangements limit TSRC’s ability to host meetings to nine weeks in the summer. With a permanent facility, TSRC will be able to accommodate up to 3,000 scientists by 2021, based on a projected timeframe for funding and completing a new facility.
Visit telluridescience.org for more information, or contact Nana Naisbitt (TSRC Executive Director) [log in to unmask]
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