Educational and Cultural Series

The Redlands Forum, sponsored by Esri and the University of Redlands Town & Gown, offers educational and cultural programs on a variety of topics for free or at nominal cost. Presenters include government and business leaders, environmentalists, filmmakers, and performers.

Humanitarian Innovations: The Story of the Evolution of InStove

Wednesday, September 24th | 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Tom Tomlinson and Fred Colgan

The Redlands Forum is proud to welcome Institutional Stove Solutions. InStove manufactures safe, clean, and highly efficient cookstoves and related technologies to improve the health and environment of the world’s poorest communities. Today, InStove technologies are used in 23 countries around the world, including 15 countries in Africa.

On Wednesday, September 24, learn how Tom Tomlinson and Fred Colgan combined their professional know-how with their passion for humanitarian work to develop InStove. Don’t miss this enlightening discussion and demonstration about how the science of stoves can serve as engines of change! Join us at the next Redlands Forum.

Get in a Maryland State of Mind With Governor Martin O'Malley

Sunday, September 28th | 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Governor Martin O'Malley

Named "the best manager in government" by Washington Monthly magazine, Governor O'Malley has made it his mission to become a master of the political balancing act: tackling spending cuts and regulatory reform while making modern investments in education, innovation, and infrastructure, including cutting-edge use of GIS.

Since he was first elected in 2007, Governor O'Malley has made education and career readiness a key priority for Maryland. Under the governor's leadership, Maryland has earned the title of having the "Best Public Schools in America" for an unprecedented five years in a row by Education Week magazine.

Don't miss your chance to hear directly from one of the most technologically-savvy governors in the United States.

Save the Date

Thursday, October 16 | 5:30pm-6:30pm
Never a Dry Redlands
Larry Burgess and Nathan Gonzales

Thursday, October 30 | 5:30pm-6:30pm
The Impact of Technology on Learning and the Brain
Dr. Gary Small

Tuesday, November 18 | 5:30pm-6:30pm
In The Forest Of Raised Hands
Eugene Yelchin


Most programs take place in the Esri Conference Center, 380 New York St., Redlands, CA 92373. Esri campus map


Seating is limited, so register now or call 909-748-8011 to ensure your reservation.


You can e-mail your questions, or
contact the Esri event coordinator at
909-793-2853, ext. 5248.

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