Sightings & Events

Here’s a list of all the events.

  • Oct 30 2014

    Freedom to Innovate -- "Hoppy" Hour

    Jacksonville, FL

    We invite you to join us for our innovation “hoppy” hour from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30 at Intuition Ale Works (720 Kind Street, Jacksonville, FL, 32204). Admission is at $5 cover that includes an exclusive JMI/Intuition Ale Works glass and your first drink free!

    Guest Speakers include:
    Dr. Bob McClure – The James Madison Institute
    Ari Bargil – Institute for Justice
    Ben Douglas – DeVoe L. Moore Center at Florida State University

    Food trucks will also be available. Due to limited parking, we encourage you to use a rideshare service.

    Purchase tickets at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/freedom-to-innovate-tickets-13488838479

     

  • Oct 25 2014

    JMI sponsors Students for Liberty Conference; VP of Advancement Francisco Gonzalez & Senior Fellow Brad Hobbs to speak

    Gainesville, FL
  • Oct 25 2014

    JMI Resident Fellow Bill Mattox leads teacher workshop at the Florida Council of the Social Studies

    Orlando, FL
  • Oct 16 2014

    Madison Movie Night Halloween Double Feature

    The Challenger Learning Center IMAX Theater
  • Oct 16 2014

    JMI Senior Fellow Dr. Randall Holcombe to speak at FAU's Undergraduate Economics Speakers Series

    Boca Raton, FL

    Dr. Randall G. Holcombe is DeVoe Moore Professor of Economics at Florida State University and Senior Fellow at the James Madison Institute, a Tallahassee-based think tank that specializes in issues facing state governments. Dr. Holcombe also served on Florida Governor Jeb Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors from 2000 to 2006, and is past president of the Public Choice Society and the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics. Dr. Holcombe is the author of fifteen books and more than 150 articles published in academic and professional journals. His books include From Liberty to Democracy: The Transformation of American Government (2002), and Producing Prosperity (2013). His primary areas of research are public finance and the economic analysis of public policy issues.

    Title: "From Liberty to Democracy: The Transformation of American Government"

    Date: Thursday, October 16, 2014

    Time: 2 p.m. - 3:20 p.m.

    Location: BU 120

  • Oct 14 2014

    JMI's VP of Policy Sal Nuzzo speaks about Amendment 1 at Capital Conservatives Meeting

    Tallahassee, FL
  • Oct 8 2014

    JMI sponsors FAU discussion on Amendment 2

    Florida Atlantic University; Live Oak Full, Student Union

    The Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters and The Liberty Engagment Forum Present:

    Debate and Q&A -- Amendment 2: Reefer Madness or Sanity and the Relevance of Individual Autonomy

    This program is open to all FAU students, faculty, and staff as well as the public. Seating is limited, so admission to the program will be on a first come first serve basis. The purpose of the program is to provide students with an opportunity to learn about and discuss Amendment 2, which will be on the November 4 general election ballot.

    Participants include:

    Dr. Jessica Spencer, Statewide Coalition Director for Vote No on Amendment 2

    Ben Pollara, Campaign Manager for United for Care

    Bill Wohlsifer, Libertarian Candidate for Florida Attorney General

    For questions or comments, contact Marshall DeRosa, Professor of Political Science at derosa@fau.edu or 561-723-9988.

  • Oct 8 2014

    JMI's Resident Fellow Bill Mattox moderates Village Square's discussion of integration on its 50th anniversary

    Tallahassee, FL
  • Oct 8 2014

    JMI hosts first Tallahassee Leaders Fellowship meeting

    The Columns
  • Oct 7 2014

    JMI hosts Youth Leadership Tallahassee's Government & Media Day

    Tallahassee, FL
  • Oct 2 2014

    JMI Digital Strategist Dana Edwards talks to students about History Fair

    Tallahassee, FL
  • Oct 2 2014

    JMI Resident Fellow Bill Mattox attends discussion on the future of Higher Education in Florida

    Turnbull Conference Center, FSU; Tallahassee, FL

    The LeRoy Collins Institute hosts a forum discussing the future of higher education in Florida. Keynote address by Jeffrey Selingo, editor-at-large of the Chronicle of Higher Education and author of College Unbound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students.

  • Sep 24 2014

    Bob McClure speaks on "Taxing Weed, Not Jobs" panel at SPN Conference

    Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 23 2014

    JMI Attends State Policy Network in Denver

    Denver, Colorado
  • Sep 18 2014

    You're Invited: JMI Hosts DEO Director Jesse Panuccio

    Coral Gables, FL
  • Sep 18 2014

    Florida DEO Director Jesse Panuccio & Dr. Bob McClure Recording for WLRN Radio

    Miami
  • Sep 17 2014

    JMI's American Cause Seminar

    Florida International University

    September 17, 2014

    5:00 PM ET


    JMI's American Cause seminar series at Florida International University

    Speaker: Jesse Panuccio, Director of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

    Topic: "Who's the Boss? The Separation of Powers in Theory and Modern Practice."

    Location: Florida International University College of Law

    Rafael Diaz-Balart (RDB) Building, Room Location TBA

    11200 SW 8th Street

    Miami, FL 33199

    Free event. RSVP required.

    RSVP to JMI at: agill@jamesmadison.org

  • Sep 17 2014

    JMI Palm Beach Board of Advisors Meeting: Constitution Day!

    West Palm Beach
  • Sep 16 2014

    Free Event w/ RSVP: Constitution Day 2014

    Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
  • Sep 16 2014

    JMI's American Cause Seminar

    Florida Atlantic University

    September 16, 2014

    5:30 PM ET

    JMI's American Cause seminar series at Florida Atlantic University

    Speaker: Jesse Panuccio, Director of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

    Topic: "Who's the Boss? The Separation of Powers in Theory and Modern Practice."

    Location: Florida Atlantic University (Davie campus in Broward County)

    Davie West Building, Room 104

    3200 College Avenue, Davie, FL

    Free event. RSVP required.

    RSVP to JMI at: agill@jamesmadison.org

  • Sep 16 2014

    You're Invited: Orlando Luncheon with Commissioner Adam Putnam

    The Country Club of Orlando 1601 Country Club Drive, Orlando, FL 32804




    The Coalition for Property Rights, a partner of The James Madison Institute, requests the pleasure of your company at their 2014 Fall Issues Forum.

    Keynote Speaker: The Honorable Adam Putnam, Florida Commissioner of Agriculture

    With Special Guest: Jesse Panuccio, Director of the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity 


  • Sep 16 2014

    Coalition for Property Rights 2014 Fall Issues Forum

    The Country Club of Orlando

    Featuring Commissioner Adam Putnam and Florida Department of Economic Opportunity Director Jesse Panuccio

  • Sep 16 2014

    JMI Central Florida Board of Advisors Meeting

    The Country Club of Orlando
  • Sep 16 2014

    Florida DEO Director Jesse Panuccio & Dr. Bob McClure Recording for Florida Roundtable

    Orlando
  • Sep 15 2014

    JMI Tampa Bay Board of Advisors Meeting

    University Club of Tampa
  • Sep 15 2014

    Meeting with JMI Leaders Fellowship – Tampa Chapter

    University Club of Tampa
  • Aug 20 2014

    You're Invited: JMI Luncheon Featuring Speaker-Designate Steve Crisafulli and Rep. Mike Hill

    Pensacola, FL
  • Aug 15 2014

    FREE EVENT: Film Screening "The Singing Revolution"

    All Saints Cinema | 918 Railroad Ave. | Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • Aug 14 2014

    Dr. Bob McClure Attends Economic Club of Florida

    Florida State University Alumni Center

    Marshall Criser, Chancellor, State University System of Florida, "What it means to be a Florida University"

  • Jul 31 2014

    FREE EVENT: 2014 Friedman Legacy Day

    Tallahassee, FL
  • Jul 18 2014

    FREE EVENT: Watch DOG DAYS with JMI

    All Saints Cinema | 918 Railroad Ave. | Tallahassee, FL 32301
  • Jun 5 2014

    Free "Honor Flight" Screening

    Challenger Learning Center of Tallahassee
  • May 23 2014

    Florida Parent-Educators Association Convention

    Orlando, Florida
  • May 23 2014

    JMI Board of Advisor member Jerry Cameron doing re-enactment of Patrick Henry's famous speech at FPEA Convention

    Orlando, Florida
  • May 11 2014

    Wise Money Week

    Jacksonville, Florida
  • May 6 2014

    JMI-Sponsored Awards Ceremony with the Florida History Fair

    Tallahassee Antique Car Museum
  • May 5 2014

    Ben Franklin at Florida History Fair

    Tallahassee Community College
  • May 4 2014

    Florida History Fair

    Tallahassee Community College
  • May 2 2014

    Last day of Legislative session

    Tallahassee, Florida
  • May 1 2014

    American Legislative Exchange Council Education Task Force Meetings

    Kansas City, Missouri
  • Apr 28 2014

    Ben Franklin visits Jacksonville Schools

    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Apr 23 2014

    2014 JMI Annual Dinner

    Tallahassee, Florida

    Please join us as Travis Brown and Stephen Moore unveil the details of their new book "Wealth of States", a detailed and critical look at the economic growth vs malaise that results from the tax and regulatory policy decisions across the 50 states. They will also highlight Florida and how our states ranks among the rest. Following their presentation, Senate President Don Gaetz and House Speaker Will Weatherford will join in a retrospective conversation about their leadership tenure and continue the theme of how Floridians benefit when there's a focus on economic freedom.

     

  • Apr 15 2014

    Occupational Licensing Panel Discussion and Lunch

    The Governors Club of Tallahassee

    Keep checking back for more information about the event and how to purchase a ticket.

  • Apr 9 2014

    Francisco Gonzalez attends State Policy Network Development Directors Retreat

    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Apr 4 2014

    Francisco Gonzalez attends Philadelphia Society Meeting

    Chicago, Illinois
  • Mar 26 2014

    Dr. Bob McClure, Becky Liner, Valerie Wickboldt, Bill Mattox, and Mike Werner attend Heritage Resource Bank Conference

    New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Mar 20 2014

    Francisco Gonzalez attends State Policy Network Development Directors Retreat

    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Mar 18 2014

    Bill Mattox at Liberty County school program with Ben Franklin and James Madison

    Liberty County
  • Mar 18 2014

    JMI Hosts Center Right Luncheon featuring "How Money Walks" author Travis Brown

    Tallahassee, Florida
  • Feb 27 2014

    Bob Sanchez on WFSU's "It's About Florida"

  • Feb 27 2014

    Bob Sanchez Interviews with Capitol News Service on Florida's Dirty Dozen Study

  • Feb 26 2014

    Dr. Bob McClure Speaking at Republican Club of the Palm Beaches

    Palm Beach
  • Feb 25 2014

    Dr. Bob McClure Speaking at Broward YRs, Republican Federated Women and Republican Business Network

    BJ's Brewhouse in Coral Springs
  • Feb 19 2014

    North Florida Director of Development, Michael Warner, speaking at The Republican Women's Club of St. John's County meeting

    St. Augustine, FL
  • Feb 11 2014

    Francisco Gonzalez Speaks at Capital City Conservatives Club

    Elks Lodge, Tallahassee
  • Feb 4 2014

    Dr. Bob McClure Speaks at the Ivy League Club of Sarasota

    Sarasota, FL
  • Feb 4 2014

    Dr. Bob McClure Speaks at the Sarasota Breakfast

    Sarasota, FL
  • Feb 3 2014

    JMI Board of Advisors Meeting

    Naples, FL
  • Feb 1 2014

    JMI Co-Sponsors The Foundation for Economic Education's Inspire Educate Connect Summit

    Naples, Florida
  • Jan 30 2014

    JMI VP Francisco Gonzalez Attends MavPac Reception

    Coral Gables, FL
  • Jan 30 2014

    JMI Board of Advisors Meeting

    West Palm Beach, FL
  • Jan 28 2014

    Free Event w/ RSVP: JMI Celebrates National School Choice Week

    Orlando Science Center - 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803
  • Jan 23 2014

    Free Event w/ RSVP: JMI American Cause Seminar at FIU

    Florida International University, College of Law, Room DB2008
  • Jan 22 2014

    Free Event w/ RSVP: JMI American Cause Seminar at FAU

    Florida Atlantic University, Davie Campus, Liberal Arts Building, Room 132
  • Jan 17 2014

    JMI Celebrates Thrift Week

  • Jan 16 2014

    You're Invited to Celebrate National School Choice Week with JMI!

    Orlando Science Center - 777 E. Princeton St., Orlando, FL 32803
  • Jan 15 2014

    JMI President Bob McClure at the Florida Chamber 7th Annual Insurance Summit

    Orlando, FL
  • Jan 2 2014

    JMI's VP of Communications Valerie Wickboldt at Cato Institute Health Policy Summit

    Philadelphia, PA
  • Dec 3 2013

    JMI Seminar -- Dec. 3, 2013 -- Permission to Work: How Licensing Laws Cripple Opportunity

    Live Oak B., Student Union Florida Atlantic University Boca Raton Campus 777 Glades Union Boca Raton FL 33431
  • Nov 19 2013

    JMI American Cause Seminar at FIU - Free with RSVP!

    Florida International University Diaz-Balart Law Building Large Courtroom, Room 1000
  • Nov 14 2013

    JMI Hosts Stephen Hayes at our Naples Luncheon - Tickets/Sponsorships Available

    The Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples
  • Nov 6 2013

    JMI/Project on Accountable Justice Hosts Debate "What is the Role of Government in the Juvenile Justice System?"

    The Challenger Learning Center IMAX
  • Oct 26 2013

    JMI Resident Fellow Bill Mattox Presenting at the Florida Council for the Social Studies

    Daytona, Florida
  • Oct 23 2013

    Dr. Bob McClure speaking at the Florida Employer-Sponsored Benefits Task Force

    Florida Public Service Commission -- Betty Easley Conference
  • Oct 9 2013

    FAU Seminar Series with Dr. Harry Veryser, adjunct professor of economics at the University of Detroit-Mercy

    FAU's Boca Raton Campus, General Classroom Building (GS), Room 115
  • Oct 8 2013

    JMI BOA Meeting

    Panama City
  • Oct 7 2013

    JMI Hosts KIDS FOR CASH Movie Viewing and Panel Discussion

    The Challenger Learning Center
  • Sep 25 2013

    FSU’s Project on Accountable Justice Hosts Public Forum Highlighting Georgia’s Efforts in Criminal and Juvenile Justice Reform

    FSU’s College of Law
  • Sep 24 2013

    Public Forum: A Tale of Two States: "What can Florida Learn from Georgia's Criminal and Juvenile Justice Reforms?"

    FSU College of Law, Room 101 425 W. Jefferson, Tallahassee, FL
  • Sep 17 2013

    JMI Hosts Constitution Day Event in Broward

    JA World Huizenga Center - Broward College
  • Sep 17 2013

    JMI Board of Advisors Meeting

    Palm Beach, FL
  • Sep 12 2013

    Dr. Bob McClure leads health care & education discussions at the Sayfie Review Florida Leaders Summit

    Orlando - J.W. Marriott Grande Lakes
  • Sep 11 2013

    JMI Board of Advisors Meeting

    Orlando, FL
  • Sep 10 2013

    JMI Board of Advisors Meeting

    Tampa, FL
  • Aug 15 2013

    JMI Resident Fellow Bill Mattox visits Tampa Bay Times News in Education Dept.

    St. Petersburg, FL
  • Aug 13 2013

    Sen Marco Rubio visits JMI headquarters

    The Columns
  • Aug 8 2013

    JMI Luncheon at The Historic Columns

    100 North Duval St. Tallahassee, FL 32301



    The James Madison Institute welcomes the Tallahassee community to our new headquarters. Food and drink provided! Built in 1830, the historical Columns building is one of the longest standing landmarks in Tallahassee.

    Join JMI on Thursday, August 8th from 11:30 a.m. - 1p.m. to hear about our building's history from Mike Wing, Executive Director of the Tallahassee Trust For Historic Preservation. Also, learn how JMI is working to preserve this Tallahassee treasure, along with our nation's founding principles, for future generations. The Columns, JMI Headquarters 100 North Duval Street Tallahassee, FL 32301


    COST: Members $10; Non-Members $15


    CONTACT: Jenny Stone, Director of Events
    jstone@jamesmadison.org | 850.386.3131


    FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/510419405694564/

    RSVP ONLINE: http://jmi-thecolumnsluncheon.eventbrite.com/

  • Jul 31 2013

    Freedom 101 - A Special Program for High School Students on Milton Friedman’s 101st Birthday

    Free Event at The Columns 100 N. Duval St. Tallahassee, FL 32301

    A Special Program for High School Students on Milton Friedman’s 101st Birthday.

    JMI WILL BE GIVING AWAY 2 FREE MOVIE TICKETS TO ONE ATTENDEE! Have to be present to win!

    Wednesday, July 31, 2013
    12:30 - 2:00 p.m.
    100 North Duval Street

    Enjoy a free lunch, watch some cool videos, solve an “economic mystery” and learn about a Nobel Prize-winning economist who said, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.”

    To RSVP visit: http://jmi-freedom101.eventbrite.com/.
    For more information visit jamesmadison.org or call (850) 386-3131.

    Bonus: Join JMI at a Naturalization Ceremony to learn more about what it means to be a U.S. citizen. The program is the same day at 10 a.m. To RSVP visit: http://jmi-freedom101.eventbrite.com/.

  • Jul 31 2013

    Dr. Bob McClure visits Panama City News Herald Editorial Board

    Panama City
  • Jul 30 2013

    Dr. Bob McClure speaks on The Burnie Thompson Show at 1:30 CST

    Panama City Beach
  • Jul 30 2013

    Dr. Bob McClure speaks at Panama City Chamber of Commerce Roundtable

    Panama City Beach
  • Jul 13 2013

    Dr. Bob McClure Speaks at MavPAC

    Miami, FL
  • Jul 11 2013

    JMI's 2013 Boys State Program

  • Jul 9 2013

    Dr. Bob McClure Speaks at the Republican Roundtable

    Panama City - Saint Andrews Yacht Club
  • Jul 8 2013

    Dr. Bob McClure on The Burnie Thompson Show

    Panama City
  • Jun 20 2013

    Dr. Michael Poliakoff presents ACTA/JMI Report on Florida's Public Universities

    Board of Governors Meeting at University of South Florida
  • Jun 19 2013

    JMI President Bob McClure hosts Rotary Club of Tallahassee

    Civic Center
  • Jun 17 2013

    Women in Government | JMI & Girls State

    Florida State University | HCB 101
  • Jun 17 2013

    Dr. Bob McClure Speaks at Republican Women's Club Luncheon on Common Core

    Hotel Duval, Tallahassee, FL
  • Jun 11 2013

    Visit to Florida Trend Headquarters

    St. Petersburg, FL
 
 

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