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August 2020

Reasons for Optimism in Our Changing World | Lily Cole In Conversation

August 3 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

How To Academy presents...Reasons for Optimism in Our Changing World | Lily Cole In Conversation With Hannah MacInnes. Join the philanthropist, activist, model and actress for a radical guide to thinking differently about the world and initiating change. Optimism demands action. Optimism is an active choice. Optimism is not naïve and it is not impossible. We are living in an age of turmoil, destruction and uncertainty. Global warming has reached terrifying heights of severity, human expansion has caused the extinction…

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‘A Crash Course on NYC’s Garment Industry’ Webinar

August 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

New York Adventure Club | www.AdventureClub.com For more than a century, New York City's garment industry was its most important business driver — so important, in fact, that it was included in the original flag and seal of the City of New York. It's time to explore the past, present, and future of NYC's apparel industry and Garment District with a leader in the field.Join New York Adventure Club as we follow the evolution of New York City's fashion industry…

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The Talk: Age Appropriate

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

The talk is a scary thing We all try to protect our children, teach them, and do our best to prepare them to be successful when they grow up. We teach them how to walk, talk, read, write, and act. We enroll them in school to further their education and cultivate their skills. Unfortunately, for many, some very important lessons are never taught and lead to confusion, a lack of personal autonomy, and often a string of unhappy and failed…

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Weird Homes Tour x Atlas Obscura: Living With the Things You Love

August 4 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Step inside the home of Steve Wiman to see the ultimate collection of collections. (Yes, that's a thing.) If you thought that Steve Wiman, owner of Austin’s iconic vintage store Uncommon Objects, would have a weird home, then you would be 100% right! This house is a collection of collections. Explore a treasure trove of personal acquisitions from around the globe. You will find collections of carved stone books, mother and child figurines, hand made Christmas ornaments, Mexican clay bird…

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Jumpstart: Tactical Urbanism for Government course

August 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

The global crisis in 2008 seeded a global revolution in how we deliver urban change. Jump forward to 2020 and tactical urbanism is back! The world's first online tactical urbanism training course tailored for Government. Discounts on early bird sales. Traffic engineers half price! The global crisis in 2008 seeded a global revolution in how we deliver urban change, catalysing grassroots action in streets and public spaces. Jump forward to 2020 and tactical urbanism is again a powerful tool for…

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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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The Secret Arts: Wild Crochet

August 5 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn about the world's rarest arts from the most curious craftspeople. Enter the world of the Secret Arts! Watchmaking. Paleography. Crystal Synthesis. Mud Ball Polishing. Welcome to the world of The Secret Arts, a new experience from Atlas Obscura that invites some of the world’s rarest experts and artisans to share the hidden knowledge of their singular craft. Each weekly edition of The Secret Arts features a different craftsperson in discussion with host Eric Grundhauser (Atlas Obscura), exploring some of…

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Virtual Exploration of NYC’s Land Art from Past & Present

August 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

New York Adventure Club | www.AdventureClub.com During the 1960s, artists revolutionized our concepts of what art could be: it moved out of the galleries, was made of non-art materials, became performative...and started drawing our attention to nature in many interesting ways. Even though far removed from nature, New York City became a thriving hub for these experimental art pieces — it's time to explore the value of nature in new ways, through groundbreaking art installations from NYC's past and present.Join…

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A Look Above: Downtown Orlando Architecture

August 6 @ 8:30 am - 9:30 am
FREE

You are invited to join us for What’s Up Downtown. During this virtual event, you will learn how architects envision, explore, and pursue urban environments when designing a building – specifically for downtown Orlando. Panelists will include: Dan Kirby, FAIA, FAICP, LEED AP BD+C, NCARB, NOMA, Principal at Jacobs Orlando office Hernan Rivera, AIA, Associate Principal at Hunton Brady Architects Wayne Dunkelberger,Principal and Creative Director at Baker Barrios Jason Burton, AICP, CNU-A, LEED-AP, Assistant City Planning Division Manager for the…

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Urban platypuses: threats and challenges

August 6 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join us for a snapshot of 13 years of platypus monitoring data. Presented by wildlife ecologist Josh Griffiths. Melbourne Water and industry professionals have partnered to bring you this live webinar series exploring waterway management and conservation. The series features expert presenters covering ecological and waterway themes to inform and inspire. The platypus was recently upgraded to ’Near Threatened’ due to mounting evidence of population declines, localised extinctions and increasing degradation of their aquatic habitat. However, it is recognised that…

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