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  1. Blue Ocean Film Festival and Conservation Summit Community Information Meeting

    USF Harbor Hall

    St. Petersburg : 1000 Third St. S, St. Petersburg, 33707

    Learn more about what to expect during the week long ocean-centric event including panel discussions, industry workshops, awards galas and exclusive film screenings. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities will be available.

    Price: Free.

  2. The Genius Next Door

    Dali Museum

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg, 33701

    This series introduces audiences to local professors who will speak about the cutting edge ideas in their fields.

    August features Varol Kayhan, Information Systems and Decision Systems, College of Business; Ann Marie Gunn, Reading and Literacy Studies, College of Education; and Mark Walters, Digital Journalism and Design, College of Arts and Sciences.

    Price: Free.

  3. Terra Incognita: Photographs of America’s Third Coast Reception

    Polk Museum of Art

    Lakeland : 800 E Palmetto St., Lakeland, 33801

    This exhibition features black-and-white photographs by nationally recognized photographer and author, Richard Sexton. Sexton will kick off the reception with a lecture, followed by light hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. It will be on view from June 21 through September 13.

    Price: $10, members free.

  4. Author Talk with Kathleen Flinn

    Inkwood Books

    South Tampa : 216 S Armenia Ave., Tampa, 33609

    The author of numerous cooking related books will discuss her latest foodie memoir Burnt Toast Makes You Sing Good.

    Price: Free.

  5. SPC Toastmasters

    Seminole Community Library

    Seminole : 9200 113th St. N, Seminole, 33772

    The SPC Toastmasters club 5899 meets every Tuesday evening at 6:15 pm for one hour. Guest are welcome. 

    Price: Free.

  6. Our Town Conversations

    Editor's pick

    Dali Museum

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 1 Dali Blvd. (Bayshore Drive SE and Fifth Avenue SE), St. Petersburg, 33701

    Host Carol Mickett, philosopher and artist, leads this monthly series of talks with local heroes about their visions, accomplishments and contributions to shaping the identity of our town. Come early for hors d'oeuvres and cocktails at Cafe Gala.

    Price: $5, free for members.

  7. TEDxTampaRiverwalk

    John F. Germany Public Library

    Downtown Tampa : 900 N Ashley Drive, Tampa, 33602

    TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussions on how we envision our world, invent the solutions we need to achieve those visions and inspire one another to better ways of being and doing. This TEDx event is designed for adults only.Since the event is sold out, it will be li …

    Price: SOLD OUT.

  8. Journeys of Hope: Central American Migration to the United States

    Feathered Serpent Gallery

    St. Petersburg : 1018 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, 33701

    Professor Heide Castaneda, USF Department of Anthropology, will discuss her recent research along the U.S./Mexico boarder studying immigrant families and children.

    Price: Free.

  9. Jane Goodall

    Editor's pick

    University of South Florida Sun Dome

    University Area : 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33620

    Chimpanzee expert and environmental conservationist Jane Goodall will discuss her experiences in nature and give tips on how we can preserve nature. A question and answer session follows.

    Price: TBA

  10. Natural History Speaker Series

    Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

    St. Petersburg : 1101 Country Club Way S, St. Petersburg, 33705

    Learn about a different topic in nature each month.

    In this portion, beekeeper Rebecca Conroy will discuss "Our History with Honeybees."

    Price: Free.

  11. My MFA Lecture

    Museum of Fine Arts

    Downtown St. Petersburg : 255 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, 33701

    In this portion, Judith Shapiro of American University will discuss "China's Environmental Challenges."

    Price:

  12. Jordan Belfort: The Wolf of Wall Street

    Ruth Eckerd Hall

    Clearwater : 1111 N McMullen-Booth Road, Clearwater, 33759

    Jordan Belfort, the real Wolf of Wall Street, will teach you how to convince someone to buy your product, skills for business success, money secrets, persuasion techniques and more.

    Price: $99-$499.

  13. Climate: Change the Conversation

    Brooker Creek Preserve

    Tarpon Springs : 3940 Keystone Road, Tarpon Springs, 34688

    A conversation exploring the meaning of sea level rise, shifting seasons, extreme weather, coastal resilience, mitigation and adaptation.

    Price: Free (registration required).

  14. SarasotaMod

    Sarasota Official Visitor Information Center

    Sarasota : 701 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34236

    The Sarasota Architectural Foundation presents a four day festival celebrating Sarasota's iconic mid-century architecture with guided trolley, boat and walking tours, social gatherings, panel discussions and presentations by architects, authors, critics and designers, including Carl Abbott, Alas …

    Price: $20-$35 per event.

  15. SarasotaMod

    Sarasota Official Visitor Information Center

    Sarasota : 701 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34236

    The Sarasota Architectural Foundation presents a four day festival celebrating Sarasota's iconic mid-century architecture with guided trolley, boat and walking tours, social gatherings, panel discussions and presentations by architects, authors, critics and designers, including Carl Abbott, Alas …

    Price: $20-$35 per event.

  16. SarasotaMod

    Sarasota Official Visitor Information Center

    Sarasota : 701 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34236

    The Sarasota Architectural Foundation presents a four day festival celebrating Sarasota's iconic mid-century architecture with guided trolley, boat and walking tours, social gatherings, panel discussions and presentations by architects, authors, critics and designers, including Carl Abbott, Alas …

    Price: $20-$35 per event.

  17. SarasotaMod

    Sarasota Official Visitor Information Center

    Sarasota : 701 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, 34236

    The Sarasota Architectural Foundation presents a four day festival celebrating Sarasota's iconic mid-century architecture with guided trolley, boat and walking tours, social gatherings, panel discussions and presentations by architects, authors, critics and designers, including Carl Abbott, Alas …

    Price: $20-$35 per event.

  18. Gay Landslide: Victories for Human Rights: Four Decades of Progress

    University of South Florida Gibbons Alumni Center

    University Area : 4202 E Fowler Ave., Tampa, 33620

    Attorney Mitchell Katine hosts this discussion of the legal status of LGBT rights in the U.S. with a panel discussion including Betty Castor and Dr. Sara Crawley.

    Price: Free.

  19. Jeff Corwin

    Ferguson Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

    Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602

    The conservationist, biologist and Animal Planet host will take the audience along on his adventures as he presents, Tales from the Field.

    Price: $45-$65.

  20. Rick Steves

    Ferguson Hall at David A. Straz Jr. Center for the Performing Arts

    Downtown Tampa : 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa, 33602

    The host of the weekly radio show TEDtalks, travel expert and self-made advocate for the practical benefits of trotting the globe will give a presentation on, Europe Through the Back Door.

    Price: $25-$45.

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