Speakers and Events

The Winter Park Institute offers a variety of programming every season. Click on the links below to view upcoming and past events.

September 9, 2008
Billy Collins
Billy Collins, U.S. Poet Laureate (2001-2003)...More...
September 22, 2008
Bela Fleck
Internationally Known Jazz Banjo Player & Grammy Winner...More...
October 15, 2008
Paul Simon
Grammy-Award Winning Singer and Songwriter...More...
November 6, 2008
Dr. Linda Wagner-Martin
Author or editor of more than 50 books on 20th Century writers...More...
November 23, 2008
Natalie Krasnostein
Writer, performer, psychodramatist & workshop facilitator...More...
February 3, 2009
Marilyn Horne
American Opera Star...More...
February 10, 2009
Michael Phillips
William Blake Scholar & Expert on Blake's Printing Process...More...
February 11, 2009
Robert Muehlenkamp
Social justice activist and trade union organizer ...More...
February 16, 2009
William L. Pressly
Art historian specializing in British art of the late eighteenth century ...More...
February 26, 2009
Martin Eidelberg
Tiffany and American Arts Craft Movement Scholar...More...
March 1, 2009
Terry Teachout
The Wall Street Journal Theater Critic and Author...More...
March 19, 2009
Stephen Trachtenberg
President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service at The George Washington University  ...More...
April 6, 2009
Peter Suber
Research Professor of Philosophy at Earlham College and a Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project ...More...
April 16, 2009
Roberto Fernandez
Internationally renowned Cuban American author and short story writer...More...
September 28, 2009
Slavoj Zizek
Philosopher and Cultural Critic...More...
October 15, 2009
AlejandroToledo
Former President of Peru and Political Activist...More...
October 22, 2009
Thayne Maynard '76
Director of Cincinnati Zoo...More...
October 22, 2009
William Greider
National Affairs Correspondent...More...
October 23, 2009
Fall Symposium
The 21st Century: Opportuniteis and Challenges in the New Millennium...More...
October 23, 2009
Jean-Michel Cousteau
Marine Explorer, Activist, Educator, and Filmmaker...More...
November 5, 2009
Glenn Miller '75
Astronomer at the Space Telescope Science Institute...More...
November 10, 2009
Adis Vila '74
Global business executive and attorney/professor...More...
November 18, 2009
Wayne Wiegand
Historian and Director of the Florida Book Awards...More...
January 14, 2010
Terry Teachout
Wall Street Journal drama and cultural critic, biographer, librettist...More...
February 2, 2010
Jacob Park
Winter Park Institute Visiting Scholar-in-Residence at Rollins College and Associate Professor of Business St...More...
February 18, 2010
Leon Fleisher and The Fleisher Duo
Renowned Concert Pianists...More...
March 25, 2010
Jules Feiffer
Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist, novelist, playwright, screenwriter...More...
March 26, 2010
Marsha Norman
Pulitzer Prize Winning Dramatist...More...
March 26, 2010
The Arts and Social Responsibility: A Symposium
Billy Collins, Former U.S. Poet Laureate and Irving Bacheller Professor of Creative Writing at Rollins Colleg...More...
April 22, 2010
Jaron Lanier
Computer Scientist, Composer, Visual Artist, Author...More...
September 19, 2010
The New Animated Magazine
October 13, 2010
Roger Rosenblatt
Journalist, author, playwright and teacher...More...
October 14, 2010
Writers & Editors Symposium: Marriages in Limbo
Billy Collins, Roger Rosenblatt & Daniel Menaker...More...
October 15, 2010
Daniel Menaker
Senior Vice President and Executive Editor-in-Chief of Random House...More...
October 23, 2010
Jaron Lanier
Computer Scientist and Creator of the Phrase "Virtual Reality"...More...
October 28, 2010
Edward James Olmos
Actor, Producer, Director, and Hollywood Activist...More...
November 4, 2010
Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
Visionary Environmental Business Leader and Advocate...More...
November 11, 2010
Orville Schell
Author and Journalist, Expert on China and Tibet...More...
January 5, 2011
Arlene Hutton
Playwright...More...
January 18, 2011
Terry Teachout
The Wall Street Journal Theater Critic and Author...More...
January 26, 2011
Greg Dawson
Orlando Sentinel Columnist...More...
January 29, 2011
Eric Nightengale
Theatrical and artistic director...More...
February 8, 2011
Dr. John Gottman
Top 10 Most Influential Therapist...More...
February 12, 2011
Ann Kirschner
Author of Sala's Gift: My Mother's Holocaust Story...More...
February 17, 2011
Michael Neil Isaacson, Ph.D.
Composer, Conductor, Producer, Educator...More...
February 24, 2011
Kombat Fuzzy
Communications, community mobilization, and adult education specialist...More...
March 3, 2011
Julian Bond
Chairman of the Board of the NAACP...More...
March 29, 2011
Billy Collins
United States Poet Laureate 2001-2003...More...
April 5, 2011
Maria Arana
Author...More...
September 14, 2011
Dr. Sylvia Earle
Environmental advocate, oceanographer...More...
October 18, 2011
Dr. David Shi
President Emeritus, Furman University; historian and cultural commentator...More...
October 28, 2011
Gloria Steinem
Writer, Editor, Feminist Activist...More...
October 29, 2011
Feminist Forum
Feminism, Past and Future...More...
October 29, 2011
Patricia Schroeder
Former Congresswoman, Women's Advocate, and Political Activist...More...
October 29, 2011
Guerrilla Girls on Tour!
Feminist Performance Group...More...
November 4, 2011
David McCullough
Historical biographer, Pulitzer Prize winner...More...
January 23, 2012
Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison
Mental health specialist...More...
February 1, 2012
Pat Metheny
Jazz guitarist and sound innovator...More...
February 19, 2012
The New Animated Magazine
The New Animated Magazine...More...
February 20, 2012
Porter Goss
Former Congressman and CIA director...More...
March 20, 2012
Anthony Bannon
Photographic historian and theorist...More...
March 21, 2012
Billy Collins
March 21, 2012
Billy Collins, Anthony Bannon, & Ed Kashi
A Conversation about Photography and Poetry...More...
March 22, 2012
Ed Kashi
Photojournalist, filmmaker, and educator...More...
April 19, 2012
Dr. Jane Goodall
World-renowned primatologist and conservationist....More...
September 6, 2012
Nicholas Kristof
New York Times Columnist...More...
October 10, 2012
Sheryl WuDunn
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Journalist...More...
November 15, 2012
Martin Luther King III
Political Leader, Civil Rights Activist...More...
January 30, 2013
Dr. Donald Johanson
Paleoanthropologist, Author of Lucy: The Beginnings of Human Kind...More...
February 13, 2013
Jessye Norman
American Opera Singer...More...
February 27, 2013
Azar Nafisi
Democratic Activist, Author of Reading Lolita in Tehran...More...
March 13, 2013
Richard Guy Wilson
Architectural Historian...More...
March 20, 2013
Dr. James Wright
President Emeritus, Dartmouth College and American Historian...More...
April 18, 2013
Oliver Stone
Academy award-winning director and legendary filmmaker...More...