The NDIAS affirms that the greatest advances do not occur in solitude, but in the company of others who share a passion for advancement and are open to dialogue and collaboration. In this mind, the Institute directs and hosts extensive programming with scholars, scientists, artists, and professionals pursuing outstanding research in all disciplines and fields to reflect on descriptive and normative questions of value, linking multiple areas of inquiry, in a variety of settings that include: twice-weekly seminars, featured lectures, symposia, and conferences.