ENGAGE. ENGROSS. EDIFY.
In its third year, the Beacon Salon Speaker Series at Beacon College in Leesburg, Fla. is the school’s educational outreach program that brings speakers and performers from Florida and around the nation to educate, edify, and entertain by exploring Florida history, waxing poetic, delving into popular culture, and gripping the political third rail. Channeling its ethos from the Parisian salons of the Enlightenment, the Speaker Series honors the college’s duty as an institution of higher learning to uplift the community in which it operates and spark engagement and sow seeds of discovery and conversation.
All programs are held at 7 p.m. at various venues. The series is free and open to the public — and includes free catered heavy appetizers.
August 28, 2019 at 7:00pm
A Night of Chamber Music with the Ritz Chamber Players
September 25, 2019 at 7:00pm
Florida and the Three Henrys: The Three Great Henrys who Built Florida
October 30, 2019 at 7:00pm
The Secret Side of Mardi Gras: Carnival Balls, 1870-1920
November 20, 2019 at 7:00pm
JFK and The Untold Story of the Cuban Missile Crisis
December 4, 2019 at 7:00pm
The Art of Jazz and Blues and Rock and Soul
Kimberly Wilmot Voss
January 22, 2020 at 7:00pm
Politicking Politely: Well-behaved Women Making a Difference in the 1960s and 1970s.
February 26, 2020 at 7:00pm
Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy: Four Women Undercover in the Civil War
March 4, 2020 at 7:00pm
What Gorillas Can Teach Us
April 8, 2020 at 7:00pm
The Negro Baseball Leagues: An American Legacy
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.