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November 2019

Fantasmicon

November 9, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Winter Park Public Library, 460 E New England Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789 United States
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Fantasmicon 2019 will be the premiere inaugural comic convention event in the Winter Park area. Nerds, geeks, and weebs everywhere will converge on Winter Park Library to celebrate all things related to comics, gaming, anime, Japanese culture, science fiction, and much much more. If you love a certain fandom then rest assured it will be represented here in full force. Dressing up in your favorite costume from your favorite comic, show, anime, or game is not only allowed but encouraged.…

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January 2020

Every Kitty, Every City

January 17 @ 9:00 am - 6:30 pm
Grand Bohemian Hotel Orlando, 325 S Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801 United States
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$25

Join AWL Executive Director, Karen Slomba at this day-long conference featuring some of the nations leading cat advocates! Registration is only $25. Book now while space is available! Friday, January 17, 2020 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.—Sessions and networking 5:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m.—Meow and Mingle reception

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Zora 2020 Presents – Full STEAM Ahead: B.O.T Modern AfroFuturism Panel

January 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CREDO Conduit, 1001 North Orange Avenue
Orlando, FL 32801 United States

In the honor of a true pioneer Zora Neale Hurston, Black Orlando Tech is hosting a panel to discuss Afrofuturism!Afrofuturism is a modern explosion of art, science, and technology pioneered by melanin powered realities. Afrofuturism represents both African heritage and black self-actualization. The word was created by Mark Dery in a fictional context to honor black creators. However, in 2020 it’s clear that the future we once fantasized about is now our norm.In the honor of a true pioneer Zora…

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February 2020

5th Annual Author Fest

February 7 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Trinity Preparatory School, 5700 Trinity Prep Ln
Winter Park, FL 32792 United States
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FREE

Trinity Preparatory School's fifth annual Author Festival is on Friday, Feb. 7, 2020 from 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Trinity Prep Library and campus. The event is FREE and open to the public! We have NYT bestselling authors Brigid Kemmerer (A Curse So Dark and Lonely) and Dhonielle Clayton (The Belles, Tiny Pretty Things) included in our 30+ Young Adult and Middle Grade author line-up! Come anytime before 6:30 p.m. to get your books signed and attend author…

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Real Estate Trends 360° conference

February 12 @ 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Harriett’s Orlando Ballet Centre, 600 N. Lake Formosa Drive
Orlando, FL 32803 United States
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Don't miss the premier Real Estate Trends event of the year! This annual half-day conference will wow you with the most relevant economic factors, latest trends, and cutting-edge innovations impacting the future of land-use opportunities in Central Florida and beyond. Here's our great lineup of speakers: • Tom Murphy, former mayor of Pittsburgh and Urban Land Institute Senior Fellow will provide his thoughts on the trends presented, how they translate to the Orlando market, and his outlook for the area…

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Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer’s Neighborhood and Community Summit

February 25 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
$20 – $30

Early bird pricing of $20 ends on February 21 Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer's Annual Neighborhood and Community Summit is a one-day training event to bring together residents, community leaders, city staff and elected officials. The Summit is a great place to network with others who are looking to connect, learn and grow to build strong, vibrant communities and organizations. What to expect during the Summit: - Sharing of best practices from city staff and peer community leaders. - Learn more…

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March 2020

What Happened in FL? 2020 Legislative Session Debrief

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
FREE

SIGN UP HERE: https://bit.ly/3byuAdp In the midst of COVID-19, we haven't forgotten the good (and not so good) bills that made it through the 2020 Legislative Session. In times like this, it's key that we know how our state legislature responded to the needs of the people. Join us for a virtual recap of what bills are headed to the Governor's desk and how we can take action to protect our communities. Hear from elected officials and members who were…

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August 2020

Community Conversation: How do we measure impact to create a thriving community?

August 5 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
FREE

It feels like a lot of work is happening in the community, but how do we know if things are moving in the right direction? How do we know if we're doing better? Join Central Florida Foundation on Wednesday, August 5 from 1 - 2 pm as these local experts share how to measure impact and evaluate trends in data to create a community that can truly thrive: James Bacchus, Distinguished University Professor of Global Affairs and Director, Center for Global Economic and…

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Shifting Narratives to Prevent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Deaths

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
FREE

As part of the City of Orlando’s continued commitment to the Vision Zero mission of eliminating traffic fatalities and serious injuries, you are invited and encouraged to attend: Shifting Narratives to Prevent Bicyclist and Pedestrian Deaths. The University of South Florida’s Center for Urban Transportation Research (CUTR) was awarded a Road to Zero grant from the National Safety Council to host virtual workshops across the State of Florida, working to prevent bicyclist and pedestrian deaths with a new approach. This 60-minute virtual workshop for…

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Central Florida Foundation Focus Group: Florida Free Press

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
FREE

Prior to the onset of COVID-19, Central Florida Foundation gathered small groups of engaged locals throughout the year to have a first look at new ideas coming to the region. Now in the virtual meeting environment, we're sharing this opportunity to our broader community. Central Florida Foundation invites you to join us on Wednesday, August 19 from 10 - 11:30 am to learn more from Richard Morrison, native Orlandoan and creator of Florida Free Press, an independent digital news source dedicated…

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