Featured Past Events

Virtual Talks

The COVID-19 pandemic can’t stop us. We’re carrying on our mission and beaming experts on policy and society from their laptops right to your home!

Arizona Talks: Criminal Justice

Arizona Talks: Criminal Justice was a special event that addressed the state of Arizona’s criminal justice system and the people working to reform it.

This is Gen Z

This is Gen Z was an event created for, by, and with Gen Zers. The event featured unique artwork, Gen Z speakers who are influencing their community, and organizations dedicated to helping budding activists and workers get started.

Arizona Talks: The Economics of Cannabis

Arizona Talks: The Economics of Cannabis was a special event that brought attendees updates on science, laws, and cannabis business through an Arizona market lens.

Arizona Talks: Repeal Day

Arizona Talks: Repeal Day was a comemmoration of the end of alcohol prohibition at Helio Basin Brewing Co.

Arizona Talks: Arts in Society

Arizona Talks: Arts in Society was a unique evening experience focused on the relationship between the arts and the society in which we live, put on by Arizona Talks in partnership with Scottsdale Public Art as part of the annual Canal Convergence.

Arizona Talks: Politics

Arizona Talks: Politics was a evening forum dedicated to all things Arizona politics. Attendees heard from reporters, policy experts, and political leaders from across the political spectrum and got the opportunity to mingle with representatives from political parties, candidates for office, and nonprofits.

Arizona Talks: The S Word

September is Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month in Arizona. This educational event featured some of Arizona’s top speakers on mental health, suicide, and recovery. The program included a resource fair, movie screening, and discussion on suicide, mental health, and recovery.

Free Speech: Hate, Censorship, and Rights

This social/educational event featured some of Arizona’s top speakers on free speech and the constitution. The program included networking, personal stories, and a discussion on current events relating to free speech.

Arizona Talks: Patriotism

What does it mean to be patriotic? Can you love your country and be critical of your government? Should athletes be allowed to kneel during the national anthem? This even features speakers from across the political spectrum, who each weighed in on this topic.

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