ENGAGE. ENGROSS. EDIFY.
The Beacon Salon Series is an educational outreach program of Beacon College. The speaker series — which channels the spirit of intellectual discourse of the French salons of the Enlightenment — invites the Central Florida community to partake in lifelong learning at the feet of respected scholars, to enrich their souls through the beauty and vibrancy of visual and performing arts, and to weigh new perspectives on old issues through lectures from breakthrough authors and national speakers.
Registration is required.
Dance Theatre of Orlando
Creating Art in Motion: A Seminar on Dance Choreography with Marshall Ellis
Aug. 28, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at the Venetian Center
Falconry and its Impact on Raptor Conservation
Sept. 25, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at the Venetian Center
Tina McElroy Ansa
Spirituality in African American Fiction
Oct. 3, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at the Venetian Center
Dr. Christopher Huff and Dr. A.J. Marsden
Bat S**t Crazy (but not Brand New): The History and Psychology of Conspiracy Theories from the Illuminati to QAnon
Nov. 8, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at the Venetian Center
Dr. William Nesbitt
The Beats: Poets and Provocateurs
Dec. 4, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. at the Venetian Center
A Witness For My Father
Jan. 25, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. at the Venetian Center
Flying Horse Big Band
Ray of Sunshine: The Music of Ray Charles
March 7, 2024 at 6:30 p.m. at Lake Deaton United Methodist Church
Beacon Salon Speaker Series events are free and open to the public; however, donations are welcome to help defray the cost of speaker fees, catering, travel/lodging/transportation for out-of-town speakers, and venue costs. Sponsorships also are available for the entire series or individual events. To make a donation or to inquire about sponsorships, please contact BeaconSalon@BeaconCollege.edu. For speakers interested in presenting, please use our Beacon Salon Series Submission form.