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Talk Series leading up to the June Festival – Reinventing America

America has always been – and remains – a work in progress. Each generation has reimagined itself, often in the face of extreme challenges. Yet today nearly every system is, again, in need of reinvention. To flourish in this century, everything from urban transportation to political machines needs to be reengineered.

And to ignite the spark of reinventing America, this 2020 Chautauqua Season takes inspiration from Ben Franklin’s “science and reason,” Thomas Edison’s “perspiration,” Nikola Tesla’s “inspiration,” Hedy Lamarr’s “ceiling crashing,” and Rosa Parks’s “grit.” We start off with a Talk series about the June Festival characters.

February 18 Hedy Lamarr led by Dr. Kevin Treu

March 17 Rosa Parks led by Teresa Cosby, JD

April 14 Edison & Telsa led by Erick Vedeler, MSEE

May 5 Ben Franklin led by Larry Bounds, M.ED

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