Poynter Events

Poynter events create the opportunity to have thoughtful, civil discourse between journalists and their audiences. Each year, Poynter hosts a speaker series called Community Conversations and the Bowtie Ball, our fundraising gala that honored NBC News anchor Lester Holt in 2018.

During these programs, business leaders, media executives, educators, journalists and citizens explore the issues surrounding journalism and the people who produce it. The first Community Conversation in 2019 will take place Monday, May 6. Tampa Bay Times features editor, Stephanie Hayes, will moderate a lively discussion about “The Arts and the News” with:

  • Michael Francis, Conductor and The Jay B and Marsha Starkey Chair, The Florida Orchestra
  • Stephanie Gularte, CEO/Producing Artistic Director, American Stage
  • Hank Hine, Executive Director, Dali Museum
  • Bob Devin Jones, Co-Founder & Artistic Director, Studio @620

Stay tuned for more events and details about the 2019 Bowtie Ball.

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