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Previous speakers and events at the Redlands forum

DateEventFeatured Presenter
May 26, 2021Smiley Heritage Tours: The History and the TourSerena Davis, Tish Sandos, Jamie Cortz, Olivia Davison, Jennifer Hunt
May 12, 2021Uncovering the Diverse Communities of RedlandsSherli Leonard, Dr. Nathan Gonzales, Ron Running, Dr. Donn Grenda
April 29, 2021Ventura Botanical Gardens, a Garden for the 21st CenturyDr. Joseph Cahill
April 22, 2021Picture This: A 27-Year Wildflower JourneyRob Badger, Nita Winter
April 13, 2021The Four Pillars of Health: Leveraging secrets of the worlds centenarians to promote health, happiness, and longevityDr. Wayne Dysinger
March 24, 2021Overcoming Change and Challenges: How the Ontario International Airport Became a First-Rate Aviation GatewayAtif Elkadi
March 9, 2021Australia Best-selling Children's Author Reveals the "Magic" of Reading to ChildrenMem Fox
February 25, 2021Scaling Mount Everest: Climbing, Mapping, and Impacting the FutureAlex Tait
February 16, 2021Special Presentation with Dr. Larry BurgessDr. Larry Burgess
January 21, 2021Celebrating Language with a New Museum ExperienceAnn Friedman
January 13, 2021Redlands and BeyondBruce Herwig
December 17, 2020Celebrate the Season with Holiday Songs and StorytellingDistinguished Guest Speakers and Performers
November 23, 2020What 26 Years of Trust Building in Rwanda Can Teach UsCarl Wilkens
November 10, 2020Reimagining the Role of the Police During Times of ChangeChris Catren
October 14, 2020Where We Stand: A Journalist Who Has Covered Presidents for Nixon Onward, on the State of the NationJames Fallows
September 30, 2020The Nature of Nature: Why We Need the WildEnric Sala
September 17, 2020Resilience in the Age of COVID-19: Esri's ResponseJack Dangermond, Estella Geraghty
March 3, 2020Faith-Based Conservation: An Emerging Environmental MovementMolly Burhans
February 18, 2020World-Renowned Expert in Economics and Sustainable DevelopmentJeffrey Sachs
February 10, 2020Winemaker: From Pangaea to PasteurWes Hagen
January 29, 2020An Interview by Jack Dangermond and Larry BurgessCharlie Munger
January 28, 2020Living in Zero GravitySteve Cunningham
January 16, 2020An Unsung HeroPeter Kaufman

Past events by year

December 18, 2019 - Holiday Concert - Rhymes with Orange

November 20, 2019 - The Power of Love - Fran Grace

November 7, 2019 - The Chicago Colony in Redlands as seen through a Chicago lens - Kim Coventry

November 4, 2019 - No Blue, No Green - Sylvia Earle

October 23, 2019 - GIS Search & Rescue - Paul Dougherty

October 8, 2019 - Finish Strong-Choices as life ends - Samantha Trad

September 26, 2019 - Location, location…How geography has influenced the “rise” of “civilization” - Jared Diamond

September 25, 2019 - The Future of the Living World - Peter Raven

September 11, 2019 - The A.K. Smiley Public Library at 125! - Don McCue, Larry Burgess, Nathan Gonzales and Bill Hatfield

September 4, 2019 - The New Age of Enlightenment - Mike Wing

August 29, 2019 - RUSD 2025-Excellence for all students-a multi-year, progressive vision for learning! - Mauricio Arellano

May 28, 2019 - Water in a Thirsty Land! - Nathan Gonzales

May 22, 2019 - An American Eden at the Heart of New York City: Using Historical Maps and Game Engine Software to Visualize the Past - Victoria Johnson

May 8, 2019 - The Adventures of Alexander von Humboldt, A Graphic Novel - Andrea Wulf

May 2, 2019 - The Jack & Laura Dangermond Preserve - Michael Bell

April 25, 2019 - California’s Coast: Living on the Edge - Kim Steinhardt

April 25, 2019 - Gain New Perspectives on the California Coast with the Inspiring Work - Kim Steinhardt

April 9, 2019 - Justice in Plain Sight - Dan Bernstein

March 20, 2019 - Route 66 and Camp Cajon- The Gateway to Southern California - Mark Landis

March 13, 2019 - Archaeology in America: Then, Now, and the Exciting Future - Donn Grenda

February 28, 2019 - Presidency of Abraham Lincoln - Larry Burgess

February 7, 2019 - Presidents Putin, Trump, and the Future of US/Russian Relations - Larry Caldwell

December 18, 2018 - The Gift of Preservation - Brett Waterman

December 5, 2018 The Power of Children's Literature: Raising Creative Thinkers and Problem-Solvers - Diane Adams

November 29, 2018 Ontario International Airport- Taking Off - Greg Devereaux

November 13, 2018 - How Your Socks Got From the Factory to Your Dresser Drawer - Mark Hirzel

November 1, 2018 From My Parents’ Garage to Walt Disney’s Magic Kingdom - Garner Holt

October 18, 2018 - Solo Hike on the Pacific Crest Trail - Teddi Boston

October 10, 2018 - Today at the University of Redlands - Student Panel

September 26, 2018 - The How and Wow of Elections - Renee Van Vechten

September 19, 2018 Dolores - Dolores Huerta

September 11, 2018 Future of Forests - Rodney Furguson

August 28, 2018  Exploring the Environment of the Aesthetic Evolution - Ted Wells

June 20, 2018  Finishing a New History of Redlands: Dealing with the Living and the Dead - Dr. Larry Burgess

June 14, 2018  -  North Korea 2.0 - Dr. Graeme Auton

May 24, 2018 -  All Aboard Redlands! - Dr. Nathan Gonzales

May 2, 2018 The Jack and Laura Dangermond Preserve - Michael Bell

April 25, 2018 Mohonk Mountain House: 150 Years of Stewardship and Service - Tom Smiley and Eric & Robyn Gullickson

April 19, 2018 The Case for Conservation Optimism - Sean Gerrity

April 11, 2018 RUSD in 2025 - Superintendent Arellano

March 29, 2018 The Dangers of Plastic Pollution in America - Captain Charles Moore

March 7, 2018 Helmets of the Sea: Military Finds from the battle of Aegates Island - Andy Goldman

February 28, 2018 Patton State Hospital- Then and Now - Anthony Ortega

February 20, 2018 Everyone Loves Lincoln - Nathan Gonzalez

February 7, 2018 Why Redlands 2.0— What Can YOU Do? - Panel of Redlands Non-Profit Leaders

January 30, 2018 Redlands Panel - Redlands - Why We Came and Why We Stay!

January 17, 2018 Chair Woman Lynn Valbuena - San Manuel Band of Mission Indians

December 13, 2017 - Inland Music Master Chorale - What Sweeter Music

November 28, 2017 - Raising Responsible Readers: Inspiring Children to Change the World - Janet Wong

November 15, 2017 Business Liberal Arts for the 21st Century - Dr. Thomas Horan

November 8, 2017 - Black Nightingales: Lady Day, Ella, and Sassy - Dr. Paul Burgett

October 24, 2017 Learn How to Fight Back Against Fake Data and Visualization - Alberto Cairo

September 27, 2017 Go Inside the GIS Technology Driving UPS's Delivery Optimization Systems - Jack Levis

September 21, 2017 You’re More Powerful Than You Think - Eric Liu

June 15, 2017 - Behind the Scenes at the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens - Daniel Lewis, Ph.D.

May 24, 2017 - The Pacific Crest Trail: Exploring America's Wilderness Trail - Barney Scout Mann

May 17, 2017 - Designing a City with a “Perpetual Aesthetic Uplift”: Redlands' Arts and Crafts Period Architecture - Lauren Weiss Bricker, PhD

May 5, 2017 - Redlands in WWI - Ann Deegan, Don McCue, Nathan Gonzales, Maria Carillo Colato

April 18, 2017 - Facebook: Why Wall Street Was Wrong and the Press Didn't Get It - Jonathan Murtaugh

April 6, 2017 Big Brother Hamlet - Chris Beach, Theatre Professor-University of Redlands

March 22, 2017 Addressing the Expression and Experience of Racism in America - Dr. Kendrick Brown

March 8, 2017 Cyber Power: The Dichotomy of Cyberspace and National Security - Billy E. Pope, Jr., Lt Col, USAF

February 23, 2017 - Observing Earth: Views from the Space Shuttle to Capitol Hill - Dr. Kathy Sullivan

February 8, 2017 Watching Mary Pickford: Her Life and Work in Early Hollywood - Kathy Feeley

February 2, 2017 - How China's Economy Really Works - Minxin Pei

January 4, 2017 Meet the Youngblood Creatives - Redlands' Next Generation of Entrepreneurs

December 12, 2016 - Holiday Program - University of Redlands' Top Brass

November 17, 2016 - Giving Back to Those in Need - Redlands Gives

October 27, 2016 Let’s Taco ‘Bout It - Mexican Food’s Extraordinary Powers - Gustavo Arellano, OC Weekly Publisher and Editor

October 19, 2016 Everything You Want to Know about the Museum of Redlands - The MOR

September 29, 2016 - Drought, water, climate; Oh My! - The future in Southern California - Hillary Jenkins, Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Redlands

September 12, 2016 - Journey into the Hundred Acre Wood - Kathryn Aalto, Landscape Designer, Historian, Lecturer and Nonfiction Writer

September 1, 2016 National Parks 2.0 - Steve Shackelton, Former Chief Ranger of the National Park Service

June 8, 2016 - Prescribing Hope - Jeffrey Rosenfel, PhD, MD, FAAN, FANA

May 18, 2016 - Phil's Camino - Annie O'Neil,Author and Filmmaker

May 11, 2016 - Redlands in the Mid-Century: Postwar Optimism, Community, and Architecture - Nathan Gonzales, Archivist & Curator, A.K. Smiley Library and Lincoln Shrine "Historical Preservation"

April 27, 2016 - Exploring San Bernardino County's Birds with Sandy Koonce - Sandy Koonce, University of Redlands Professor

April 4, 2016 The Invention of Nature: Alexander von Humboldt's New World - Andrea Wulf, author

March 30, 2016 Spy Style: Alfred Hitchcock, James Bond, and the well-dressed secret agent - Dr. Piers Britton, Director of Visual & Media Studies, University of Redlands

February 16, 2016 - Mapping American History - Edward L. Ayers, Civil War Historian

February 11, 2016 Kevin Eubanks: Guitarist, Composer, Lover of Nature - Kevin Eubanks, 15-year Musical Director for The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

January 28, 2016 American Futures 2016: The People, Organizations, and Ideas Reshaping the Country - James and Deborah Fallows,The Atlantic

January 7, 2016 - Policing in America: From Routine to a Local Response to Terrorism - Jim Bueermann, President of the Police Foundation; Jarrod Burguan, Chief of Police of San Bernardino Police Department; Moderator: Evan Sanford, University of Redlands Junior and Campus Radio Station Manager

December 15, 2015 Redlands Symphony: Mozart Clarinet Quintet, K. 581 and Holiday Music - Redlands Symphony Musicians: Kathryn Nevin, Cheryl Ongaro, Art Svenson, Kira Blumberg, and Kyle Champion

November 16, 2015 Should we be "watching whales?: Investigation of human impacts on marine mammals off Southern California - Dr. Lei Lani Stelle, University of Redlands Associate Professor

November 12, 2015 Mt. Kilimanjaro: From Redlands to the Roof of the World - Dr. Kim Clark, Dr. Patrick Hoag, and Dave Maupin, Redlands Residents

October 29, 2015 Old Elm Speaks, A Child Listens - Kristine O’Connell George, Poet and Children’s Author

October 13, 2015 My Thirty-three Years on the Podium - Maestro Jon Robertson

September 30, 2015 The Water Question - Celeste Cantu, General Manager of the Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority

September 16, 2015 It all started with a mouse, 60 years ago! - Marilyn Magness, Executive Director of Creative Entertainment for Disney Parks and Resorts

May 27, 2015 - Creatures of the Deep and “Treasure Maps” of the Ocean Floor - Dr. Dawn Wright, Chief Scientist, Esri

May 5, 2015 - Priorities, Policies and Politics - Governor Martin O'Malley in Conversation with James Fallows

April 22, 2015 - 1865: Triumph and Tragedy - Don McCue, Director of the A.K. Smiley Library

April 2, 2015 The Hidden Story of the Next America (And What It Means for Redlands) - James and Deborah Fallows, correspondents for The Atlantic

March 18, 2015 The Amazon Rainforest: Can it be Saved? - Bruce Babbitt, former Secretary of the Interior

March 11, 2015 - The Story of Arrowhead Springs - Mark Landis, historian and author of Arrowhead Springs, California’s Ideal Resort

February 18, 2015 The Future of the Past: Historic Preservation in the 21st Century - Stephanie Meeks, President and CEO, National Trust for Historic Preservation

February 4, 2015 The Ebola Mapping Story - Dr. Estella Geraghty, Esri's Chief Medical Officer | Dr. Richard Hart, Loma Linda University President | Dr. Ingrid Blomquist of Loma Linda University Medical Center

January 26, 2015 Is America a Chickenhawk Nation? - James Fallows, National Correspondent for The Atlantic

January 13, 2015 Spanish Music in California’s Missions: Little Known, Unexpected and Unforgettable - University of Redlands historian Dr. James Sandos and independent scholar Tish Sandos

December 15, 2014 Longing to Be Up North: Christmas Carols and the American Imagination - Katherine Baber, University of Redlands, Musicologist and Assistant Professor of Music History

December 3, 2014 Can We Talk? Gossip in American History and Life - Dr. Kathy Feeley, University of Redlands, Professor and Author

November 18, 2014 - The Author Behind the Story: In the Forest of Raised Hands - Eugene Yelchin, Artist and Author

November 4, 2014 Inside the Yellow Border: National Geographic's Enduring Brand of Storytelling - Gary E. Knell, President and CEO National Geographic

October 30, 2014 - The Impact of Technology on Learning and the Brain - Gary Small, M.D., University of California Los Angeles (UCLA)

September 24, 2014 Get in a Maryland State of Mind - Maryland State Governor Martin O'Malley

September 24, 2014 - Humanitarian Innovations: The Story of the Evolution of InStove - Tom Tomlinson and Fred Colgan

September 11, 2014 And the Rocket’s Red Glare. . . Redlands and Fireworks - Jeff Martin, Director of Sales, Pyro Spectaculars by Souza and William McCalmon, Chairman of the Redlands 4th of July Celebration

May 28, 2014 Weaving the Fabric of Fantasy: Costume Design for Doctor Who - June Hudson, Costume Designer for BBC Programs

May 23, 2014 Refugee Protection in a Chaotic World:  Challenges and Prospects - T. Alexander Aleinikoff, United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees

May 13, 2014 The State of American Literacy - Dr. Scott Stevens, University of Redlands John and Linda Seiter Endowed Director of Writing

April 29-30, 2014 The Tramp and the Roughrider II: An Evening in Bridalveil Meadow - Lee Stetson as John Muir; Alan Sutterfield as President Roosevelt

April 22, 2014 Kimberly Crest: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow - Tom Sutter

April 11, 2014 - Wild & Scenic Film Festival - Esri and Town & Gown Host

March 27, 2014 Painting the Southwest - Dennis Ziemenski, A California Artist:  From Illustrator to Fine Art Painter

February 18, 2014 The Future of Public Transit - Scott F. Belcher, President & CEO, Intelligent Transportation Society of America

February 4, 2014 This Mighty Scourge of War: Abraham Lincoln and the Events of 1864 - Don McCue, Director of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine

January 27, 2014 Population Health and Personal Health: What’s the Difference? - Bill Davenhall, Esri Senior Health Advisor

December 19, 2013 Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory - Chris Beach and Sally Norton

December 9, 2013 - Redlands: A Celebration of 125 Years – 1888-2013 - Hosted and narrated by Larry E. Burgess

November 7, 2013 Living Interdependence:  The Ethical Vision of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa for a Global Community - Dr. Karen Derris, Professor of Religious Studies at University of Redlands

October 23, 2013 - Creative Writing 101 - Mike Graf, Author

October 15, 2013 Girl Rising Comes to Redlands

September 26, 2013 Unraveling Magic: Hear the History of your Favorite Tricks - Mike Caveney, Professional Magician

September 11, 2013 Through the Eyes of an Artist: Visions of Southern California in Sketches and Paintings - Joseph Stoddard, artist

June 5, 2013 Reinventing Audubon: How an iconic American non-profit put technology and grassroots at the heart of its turnaround - David Yarnold, National Audubon Society President

May 16, 2013 What Makes a Building Green? - Eric Shamp, Architect

May 10, 2013 A Musical Evening with Squeakin’ Wheels

April 30, 2013 Visions for Redlands - A Panel Discussion with Esri President Jack Dangermond and Local Community Leaders

April 26, 2013 Wild and Scenic Film Festival - Esri and Town & Gown

April 25, 2013 Making Sense of Senseless News - James Fallows, The Atlantic national correspondent

April 9, 2013 How Geointel Aids Foreign Policy - Lee Schwartz

April 8th, 2013 Happiness - Dr. Fran Grace, University of Redlands

February 28th, 2013 Surgery: Past, Present, and Future - Dr. Alan Malki

February 5th, 2013 - Director of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine - Don McCue 

January 28th, 2013 - Igniting a Passion for Reading - Steven Layne, Author and Speaker

December 20 and 21, 2012 Reader's Theater Holiday Performance - Performed by Chris Beach, Sally Norton, Wendy Hunt, and Matt Coleman

December 12, 2012 - Spielberg's Lincoln: Comments and observations from the historians at the Lincoln Memorial Shrine - Larry Burgess, Director of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine in Redlands California; Don McCue, Curator of the Lincoln Memorial Shrine; Nathan Gonzales, Associate Curator

November 27, 2012 - A Key to a Healthy Community: Medical Residency Programs - Dr. H. Roger Hadley, Professor of Surgery at Loma Linda University

November 13, 2012 Every Map Tells a Story: How GIS Brings Maps to Life - Allen Carroll

October 25, 2012 - NASA/JPL on Mars Curiosity - Dr. Art Thompson and Dr. Fred Calef

October 10, 2012 - Inner City to the Outdoors: Connecting People to Amazing Wild Places - Charles H. Thomas, Regional Manager, Pacific West Region Youth Programs for the National Park Service

September 12, 2012 - Between the Tides: The Legacy of Pioneering Marine Ecologist Ed Ricketts

September 5, 2012 Curiosity: The Drive for Mars - Tyler Nordgren

May 30, 2012 Searching for Sustainability in the City of Redlands, California - Monty Hempel, Professor of Environmental Studies and Director of the Center for Environmental Studies at the University of Redlands

April 27, 2012 - Wild and Scenic Film Festival: Where Activism Gets Inspired

April 5 and 6, 2012 - 'The Tramp and the Roughrider' - Lee Stetson as John Muir; Alan Sutterfield as President Roosevelt

March 1, 2012 Going With the Flow: A River-Centric View of Our Changing Planet - Max Holmes, senior scientist at the Woods Hole Research CenterMax Holmes, senior scientist at the Woods Hole Research Center

February 2, 2012 Understanding the Civil War: 1862 and the Book of Murder - Larry Burgess, Director of A.K. Smiley Public Library

January 17, 2012 Finding the Right Balance: Preserving Culture While Transforming Society - Dr. Jeffrey H. Altschul

January 12, 2012 Saving Life, Saving Ourselves - Peter H. Raven, President Emeritus of the Missouri Botanical Garden and George Engelmann Professor of Botany Emeritus at Washington University

December 8 and 9, 2011 Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory

November 28, 2011 - Redlands' Emerald Necklace, One Jewel at a Time

November 7, 2011 - Women, Population, and the United Nations' Millennium Development Goals - Jane Roberts

October 26, 2011 - Understanding Preservation Issues Across the Country and Here at Home - Milford Wayne Donaldson, FAIA, Chair of the Advisory Council on Historic Preservation

September 29, 2011 - Building Community: For Democracy, Well-Being and Happiness - Ralph Nader

September 16, 2011 - Technology and Training Visionary Shares Success Story - Mr. Rajendra S. Pawar, Chairman and Co-founder of the NIIT Group

May 23, 2011 - Healthcare Reform: How It Will Affect You - C. Duane Dauner, President of the California Hospital Association

April 23, 2011 - KIDS' DAY | Wild & Scenic Film Festival

April 22, 2011 - Wild and Scenic Film Festival

April 12, 2011 - National Park Mini-Series - Dayton Duncan, Author and Filmmaker

April 7, 2011 - Jazz; Its History and the Beat! - Dan Murphy, Professor, University of Redlands School of Music and student jazz ensemble players

March 15, 2011 - Insights for Innovation: How Design Can Lead Transformation - Darrel Rhea, CEO of Cheskin Added Value

February 21, 2011 - Gombe and Beyond; The Next 50 Years - Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and UN Messenger of Peace

February 16, 2011 -  Experience "The Spirit of John Muir" - Lee Stetson, Actor and Yosemite Performer

January 11, 2011 - The Future of your Grocery - Jack Brown, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Stater Bros. Supermarkets

December 16 and 17, 2010 Truman Capote's A Christmas Memory

November 17, 2010 - Building a Vision for Redlands - A Panel Discussion with Esri President Jack Dangermond and Local Community Leaders

October 15, 2010 - How Online and Mobile Technologies Are Upending the Media Again - Rich Jaroslovsky, technology and digital media columnist, Bloomberg News

October 11, 2010 - The Path to Sustainable Conservation - Peter Seligmann, chairman of the board and CEO, Conservation International

September 30, 2010 - Let's Talk About Food: A Three-Course Conversation - Helene York, Bon Appetit Management Company Foundation

September 15, 2010 - Hangar 24 Craft Brewery Taps Into Startup Success - Ben Cook, business owner and master brewer

June 16, 2010 - Redlands Emerald Necklace, Save the Redwoods League, and The Save State Parks Initiative - Pete Dangermond, president of The Dangermond Group and the Save the Redwoods League

May 19, 2010 - Woods Hole Environmental Research Center - Dr. William Brown, president and CEO of Woods Hole

May 12, 2010 - An Uncivil Conversation, Editorial Cartooning in the Age of Gridlock - Ed Stein, syndicated political cartoonist

April 16, 2010 - Wild & Scenic Environmental Film Festival: Short Films Explore Environmental Issues

April 8, 2010 - Bringing Property Rights to the Poor - Hernando de Soto, president of Peru's Institute for Liberty and Democracy

March 16, 2010 - From Page to Stage; Theater and Opera - Doris Baizley, Lossett visiting professor/playwright in residence, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Redlands; Marco Schindelmann, artist professor of voice and director of the University Opera, University of Redlands

February 21, 2010 - Is America "Going to Hell"? - James Fallows, national correspondent for The Atlantic

February 8, 2010 - Saving the Rainforest; Guyana's Innovative Strategy - Robert M. Persaud, minister of agriculture, Guyana

January 13, 2010 - Stars Above, Earth Below - Tyler Nordgren, astronomer and associate professor of physics at the University of Redlands

December 13, 2009 - Christmas Celebrations, California Style - Dr. Larry Burgess, historian and director of the A.K. Smiley Public Library

December 9, 2009 - Transparency in Stimulus Bill Spending - Earl E. Devaney, chairman of the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board

November 23, 2009  - The Environmental Health of Our Oceans - Charles Moore, founder and chief research coordinator of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation

October 30, 2009 - Bob Kerrey, president of The New School and former U.S. Senator

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