What is Florida Talks?
Do you know the little-known story of U-2 pilots who flew from Orlando to Cuba? Or how the Jim Crow era still influences the collective American mind? Or the story behind a black-market orchid-smuggling scheme in Miami? Or the culture of the Florida Seminoles, and the history (and myth) of Chief Osceola? These are examples of more than 80 compelling topics available to you through our Florida Talks program.
Florida Talks, one of Florida Humanities’ longest-running programs, offers nonprofit organizations across Florida a way to host thought-provoking and engaging presentations by experts and scholars from our distinguished Speakers’ Bureau.
Florida Talks will be receiving a refresh in Fall 2022, including new speakers, programs, and a revamped partner application process. Join our mailing list for the latest news and updates!
Become a Florida Humanities Speaker
Applications are now open to become a Florida Talks speaker! Florida Humanities is looking for diverse and experienced scholars, storytellers, and authors to join our roster. Prospective applicants may apply for 1 to 3 humanities-focused talks to share with our statewide audience.
Click the button below to learn more and start an application!
An informational webinar all about the Florida Talks speaker application process! We will divulge what makes a good speaker, a great presentation, contract requirements, and the application process.
Florida Humanities is pleased to partner with 20 organizations across the state in Spring 2022, bringing experts and scholars virtually and in person to share their passion for the humanities.
- Boca Grande Historical Society (Lee)
- Broward Public Library Foundation (Broward)
- Center for Spiritual Care (Indian River)
- Delray Beach Public Library (Palm Beach)
- Dunedin Public Library (Pinellas)
- Florida Conservation Voters Education Fund (Leon)
- Florida Writers Association, Amelia Island Chapter (Nassau)
- Friends of the North Indian River County Library (Indian River)
- Friends of Wakulla Springs State Park (Wakulla)
- Havana History and Heritage Society, Inc. (Gadsden)
- Historic Ritz Theatre, Inc. (Polk)
- Historical Society of Avon Park (Highlands)
- Lake Wales History Museum (Polk)
- Leesburg Public Library (Lake)
- Marco Island Historical Society (Collier)
- New River Public Library Cooperative (Union)
- Orange County Library System (Orange)
- Pensacola MESS Hall (Escambia)
- Pinellas County African American History Museum (Pinellas)
- Sanibel Community Association (Lee)