The Beacon Salon Series

ENGAGE. ENGROSS. EDIFY.

The Beacon Salon Series is an educational outreach program of Beacon College. The 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.

Beacon Salon events are free and open to the public.
Registration required for in-person events or to participate in live Zoom Q&As.
Beacon Salon Speaker Series
Beacon Salon Speaker Series
Eric Deggans
David Kirby and Barbara Hamby
Dylan Thuras
Frye Gaillard and Cynthia Tucker
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2022-2023 Salon Events

Eric Deggins

Eric Deggans

The Future of TV, Social Media and Objective Truth In the Modern World

September 8, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Venetian Center

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David Kirby and Barbara Hamby

The Mind of the Writer

October 14, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Venetian Center

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Dylan Thuras

Dylan Thuras

Finding Wonder in the World

November 3, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Venetian Center

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Frye Gaillard and Cynthia Tucker

Frye Gaillard and Cynthia Tucker

The Southernization of America: A Story of Democracy in the Balance

December 6, 2022 at 7 p.m.
Venetian Center

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Sarah Lohman

Sarah Lohman

Historical Female Poisoners

January 26, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Venetian Center

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Core Ensemble

Core Ensemble

Of Ebony Embers-Vignettes of the Harlem Renaissance

February 3, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Venetian Center

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Darlyn Finch Kuhn

Darlyn Finch Kuhn

Turning Adversity into Art

March 21, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Venetian Center

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Frank Stanfield

Frank Stanfield

How to cover the craziest crime story without going crazy yourself (allegedly).

April 13, 2023 at 7 p.m.
Venetian Center

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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.