Discover more with Evening Tide Talks!

Please join us for our complimentary lecture series, featuring world renowned scientists, photographers, explorers, researchers and more while enjoying complimentary food, beer, and wine at The Florida Aquarium!

For a listing of all 2015/2016 Tide Talks speakers, please click here.

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2015-2016 Evening Tide Talks Program Schedule

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016

5:45 p.m.: Complimentary Reception

Vinik Room, 2nd Floor, The Florida Aquarium

6:15 p.m.: Evening Tide Talks Featured Presentation
Vinik Room, 2nd Floor, The Florida Aquarium


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For questions and additional information, please call Reservations at (813) 273-4015.


Our Upcoming Evening Tide Talks Featured Presenter

Wednesday, April 20th, 2016
Julie C.Henry
President, JCH International

Leadership Gone Wild: What the Animal Kingdom Can Teach Us About Communication, Cooperation, and Having Fun

What do sharks and leaders have in common? How does a cleaning shrimp help the coral reef community? Who comes to life after the sun goes down? Julie will take you on a virtual ocean exploration to discover the unique roles, niches and strengths that each animal (and we) play in their ecosystem...and our organizations, communities and lives.

For as long as she can remember, Julie has loved the ocean. As a child growing up in Chicago, she spent countless hours exploring the outdoors, creating school projects about the sea, and dreaming of working at Shedd Aquarium. A few years later, her dream would come true as she began teaching people about the ocean at her beloved Shedd Aquarium. Julie has gone on to hold senior leadership positions at Mote Marine Laboratory, Busch Gardens and today is an award-winning entrepreneur who specializies in helping orgnaziations develop leaders and manage change. As an international speaker and facilitator, Julie leverages her 20 years of experience in the U.S., New Zealand and Australia to help clients including Walt Disney Parks and Resorts, NOAA, Maryland SeaGrant and the National Marine Educators Association. And you can still find her outdoors, exploring as much as possible, any day of the week.

So...dive in - head first - and discover how embracing our unique strengths can help us work better together and create a positive difference for the sea.