Original Thinkers Festival

OT Original Thinkers blog post Shimkonis Partners




OT Original Thinkers Event Dates October 3 – 6, 2019


One of the best things the greater Telluride area has to offer is its culture and appreciation for the arts. OT Original Thinkers is a new festival that provides a great mix of speakers, films, and performances into a single event. During the four day event, you will be able to experience a collective blend of artistry, both on and off stage. Whether you’re coming to be a part of the discussion or want to see gifted minds at work, OT is a great way to start the Fall here in beautiful Telluride. 


In addition to being a fantastic mountain retreat, this event will be a chance to engage with big ideas, in all their complexity, through the art of brilliant storytelling. 

 The Original Thinkers festival will make its debut at the Telluride Conference Center in Mountain Village the first weekend of October.

 OT Original Thinkers Event Dates October 3 – 6, 2019

After growing up surfing in Florida, Mike Shimkonis decided to give higher ground a try and settled in Colorado over 25 years ago, first in Vail, then moving to Telluride in 1993. Prior to working with Telluride Properties, he was a senior sales and marketing executive for the Vail and Telluride ski companies.