TOWN HALL Lecture Series presents: Maria Ressa (Morning Session)

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

For our January program, TOWN HALL will welcome Maria Ressa, 2021 Nobel Prize Winner. Maria is the co-founder, CEO, and executive editor of Rappler.com, an online news organization in the Philippines. Maria, one of TIME’S “Person of the Year” for 2018 and TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2019, has been honored around the world for Read More >

TOWN HALL Lecture Series presents: Maria Ressa (Evening Session)

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

For our January program, TOWN HALL will welcome Maria Ressa, 2021 Nobel Prize Winner. Maria is the co-founder, CEO, and executive editor of Rappler.com, an online news organization in the Philippines. Maria, one of TIME’S “Person of the Year” for 2018 and TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” in 2019, has been honored around the world for Read More >

TOWN HALL Lecture Series presents: Michael Phelps (Morning Session)

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian, will be joining the TOWN HALL Lecture Series in February. Michael was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and got serious about swimming after joining the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. Phelps, a prodigy at the sport, got close but did not medal at his first Olympics, in Sidney 2000, when he Read More >

TOWN HALL Lecture Series presents: Michael Phelps (Evening Session)

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian, will be joining the TOWN HALL Lecture Series in February. Michael was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and got serious about swimming after joining the North Baltimore Aquatic Club. Phelps, a prodigy at the sport, got close but did not medal at his first Olympics, in Sidney 2000, when he Read More >

TOWN HALL Lecture Series presents: Admiral James Stavridis (Morning Session)

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

A Florida native, Admiral James Stavridis, NATO’s 16th Supreme Allied Commander will speak at the TOWN HALL Lecture Series, as a trusted authority on the European crisis and global security.  Admiral Stavridis attended the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, and spent 37 years in the Navy, rising to the rank of 4-star Admiral. Among his many commands Read More >

TOWN HALL Lecture Series presents: Admiral James Stavridis (Evening Session)

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

A Florida native, Admiral James Stavridis, NATO’s 16th Supreme Allied Commander will speak at the TOWN HALL Lecture Series, as a trusted authority on the European crisis and global security.  Admiral Stavridis attended the US Naval Academy at Annapolis, and spent 37 years in the Navy, rising to the rank of 4-star Admiral. Among his many commands Read More >

TOWN HALL Lecture Series presents: José Andrés (Morning Session)

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

In March, TOWN HALL will welcome José Andrés: Chef, Restaurateur, and Humanitarian. José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, humanitarian, and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup. A pioneer of Spanish tapas in the United States, he is also known for his groundbreaking avant-garde cuisine and his award-winning group of nearly three dozen restaurants located throughout Read More >

TOWN HALL Lecture Series presents: José Andrés (Evening Session)

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

In March, TOWN HALL will welcome José Andrés: Chef, Restaurateur, and Humanitarian. José Andrés is an internationally-recognized culinary innovator, author, educator, humanitarian, and chef/owner of ThinkFoodGroup. A pioneer of Spanish tapas in the United States, he is also known for his groundbreaking avant-garde cuisine and his award-winning group of nearly three dozen restaurants located throughout Read More >

TOWN HALL Lecture Series presents: Thomas Friedman (Morning Session)

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

In early April 2023, Thomas Friedman three-time Pulitzer Prize winner rejoins the TOWN HALL lecture series, being only the second person to be invited back to TOWN HALL. Friedman is an author and American political commentator. Renowned for his direct reporting and accessible analysis of complex issues shaping the US and the world. He is Read More >

TOWN HALL Lecture Series presents: Thomas Friedman (Evening Session)

Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall 777 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

In early April 2023, Thomas Friedman three-time Pulitzer Prize winner rejoins the TOWN HALL lecture series, being only the second person to be invited back to TOWN HALL. Friedman is an author and American political commentator. Renowned for his direct reporting and accessible analysis of complex issues shaping the US and the world. He is Read More >