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Aresty Speaker Gilbert King...

SOLD OUT!  Pulitzer Prize winner Gilbert King packs the house. OPEN kicked off it’s 2019-2020 season by selling out the venue for OPEN Aresty Speaker, G...

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NPR’s 1A with Joshua...

      Open Partnership Education Network and Aresty Family, in collaboration with WUSF Public Media, The Poynter Institute and the The Com...

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UNESCO leader Kuany Kiir...

Students and community members from throughout the Tampa Bay area had the rare opportunity to receive leadership training from an internationally-recognize...

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OPEN and Tapp Network:...

By Ben Smet It’s not every day that two organizations align easily and with impact on their first meeting, but that’s what happened when Tapp Network...

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OPEN Founder Jim Aresty...

Jim Aresty brings OPEN concept to USF St. Petersburg and the city it calls home When you meet Jim Aresty, it’s impossible not to notice the openness of h...

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Aresty Speaker & Shipwreck...

Coming Live – Tuesday, May 7th @ 7:00 PM The Mahaffey Theater David L. Mearns is a USF graduate student alum and the holder of three Guinness World R...

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OPEN Road series kicks...

Craft brewers and urban farmers united for the “We Dig St. Pete” Beer and Garden Tour on Saturday, January 26. Bused between community gardens, attende...

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Crypto’ Pioneers Charlie Shrem...

This story was originally published on the USFSP blog. (March 9, 2018) –Lynn Pippenger Hall auditorium was packed to capacity on March 1, for a hot topic...

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OPEN Invites Thought Leaders...

The OPEN community across St. Petersburg came together on February 21st at Green Bench Brewery to highlight and thank the many people connected to the 201...

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Futurist Roxanne Meadows –...

The Venus Project – a remarkable vision for a world beyond politics, poverty and war – has been the life work of Jacques Fresco  (https://www....

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OPEN and EtC Disrupt...

Introduced at the 2017 Et Cultura Festival, the RAD SCHOOLS JAM challenged the community to view K-12 education in a radically new way – from a schoo...

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Civility Theme Kicks Off...

OPEN continues to grow conversations about topics that matter in St. Petersburg and beyond. The 2018 year brings two more themes to OPEN – Civility a...

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OPEN and Et Cultura...

FUTURE CITY, a program that tapped into visions for resilient, compassionate, prosperous city life, was one of four themes presented as part of OPEN’...

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Ambassador Thomas Pickering the...

Thomas Pickering, Career Ambassador with over forty years of service to the U.S., headlined the St. Petersburg Conference on World Affairs annual gathering...

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Will Allen, founder of...

Will Allen has simple goals: to grow food, to grow minds, and to grow community. And he is changing lives in the process. Mr. Allen – the author of ...

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OPEN Featured on WMNF’s...

OPEN  leaders Walter Balser (director) and Jenny Fessler (associate director) gave Tampa Bay its first glimpse of USF St. Pete’s Open Partnership Ed...

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Jeff Goodell Keynotes iCAR...

Jeff Goodell, Rolling Stone contributing editor and acclaimed author of the Water Will Come, Cool the Planet, and Big Coal is the Aresty Speaker at th...

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Michael Sturtz of Stanford...

Michael Sturtz is not your ordinary architect of the future. His unconventional and successful career path has put him at the forefront of innovation for d...

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Dr. T. Colin Campbell...

The Campbells – father T. Colin, scientist and writer and son Nelson, social entrepreneur executive and documentarian –  lead a lineup of dist...

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Geoffrey Canada, founder of...

Geoffrey Canada is the keynote Aresty Speaker at this year’s Et Cultura Festival.  His participation is a highlight of the launch of  the  Radical...