ENGAGE. ENGROSS. EDIFY.
The Beacon Salon Series presents accomplished and compelling figures from Florida and around the world to explore Florida history, wax poetic, and mine popular culture through a series of forums (salons) and presentations by distinguished authors, historians, actors, and more.
Join us for compelling discussion, heavy hors d’oeuvres, and heaping helpings of intellectual stimulation.
August 31, 2017 at 7:00pm
Traces of the counterculture in conservative times — A panel discussion
September 20, 2017 at 7:00pm
An evening with Billy Collins, former U.S. Poet Laureate
October 25, 2017 at 7:00pm
Unearthing Hidden Popular History of Central Florida
Mark I. Pinsky
November 29, 2017 at 7:00pm
Animating Faith: Religion and Spirituality in Cartoons from Disney to the Simpsons and Beyond
December 6, 2017 at 7:00pm
The Philosophy of Comic Culture: How the Ubiquity of Comics Speak to Modern Life and the Human Condition
Glenn M. Stein
January 24, 2018 at 7:00pm
Discovering the North-West Passage: The Four-year Arctic Odyssey of the H.M.S. Investigator and the Mcclure Expedition
Ersula Knox Odom
February 7, 2018 at 7:00pm
Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Comes to Life — a theatrical presentation of the life of founder of Bethune-Cookman College
April 17, 2018 at 7:00pm
21st Century Tribalism: How College Football Explains America
Beacon Salon events are staged at the Beacon College Student Center, 118 East Main Street in downtown Leesburg, Florida, unless otherwise noted.
Beacon Salon Forums and Beacon Salon Speaker Series events are free and open to the public, however, donations are welcome to help defray speaker fees and travel 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.