Thursday, December 3, 2015Guest Speaker, Alexa von Tobel – 6:30 p.m.

Alexa von Tobel is founder and CEO of, and the NYT Bestselling Author of Financially Fearless. Alexa launched LearnVest in 2009 with the goal of making financial planning affordable, accessible and even delightful. Originally from Jacksonville, Alexa received an A.B. in Psychology at Harvard. Last March, Northwestern Mutual acquired LearnVest, and Alexa remains as CEO. Alexa has been named in Fortune’s “Most Powerful Women Entrepreneurs” and“40 Under 40: Ones to Watch”; Business Insider’s Silicon Alley 100; and Businessweek’s “Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs”; among many others.

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Friday, December 4, 2015 Alexa Hampton – 10:00 a.m.

Decorating in Detail

Owner and Design Lead of Mark Hampton LLC, the internationally acclaimed design firm begun by Hampton’s father, the late Mark Hampton, Alexa Hampton is a perennial member of Architectural Digest’s “AD100” and House Beautiful’s “Top Designer List” as well as a member of
Elle Décor’s A-list. Hampton’s work is classic and eclectic.

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Friday, December 4, 2015 Julie Catlin & William Nash, (ASID Lecture) – 11:30 a.m.

Juli Catlin & William Nash
Florida Architecture and Style:
From Ponce de Leon to Lily Pulitzer

As principal of Catlin Design, Juli Catlin has led her firm to more than 30 years of design excellence, and has been featured in many national publications. William Nash is one of the Southeast’s up-and-coming experts in antiques and decorative arts and, in partnership with his father, runs E.W. Nash & Son, an antiques restoration and appraisal firm located in Jacksonville.
(ASID credit, 3.0 CEU Florida State Approved)

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Saturday, December 5, 2015Richard Keith Langham – 10:00 a.m.

Richard Keith Langham

If These Walls Could Talk

Originally from Alabama, educated in New York and apprenticed under Mark Hampton, Interior Designer Richard Keith Langham’s client list is as diverse as the rooms he designs from the late Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis and Mrs. William F. Buckley to Hilary Swank. With a love for clear color and real comfort, his stylish rooms are grounded in English sensibilities. Langham has been recognized on Elle Décor’s A list as well as Architectural Digest ‘s“AD 100” in 2012 and 2013.

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Saturday, December 5, 2015 Barbara Westbrooke – 1:30 p.m.

Barbara Westbrook

Every House Has a Story

Barbara Westbrook, a native of Virginia, launched Atlanta-based interior design firm Westbrook Interiors in 1992 after designing under the tutelage of venerable Southern talents Nancy Braithwaite and Gandy-Peace. For twenty years, she has made her mark on high-end residential and commercial spaces employing her signature style: tasteful, tactile, timeless and simply elegant. She is regularly featured in national design publications.

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Sunday, December 6, 2015 Dr. J. Michael Francis – 1:00 p.m.

Dr. J. Michael Francis

Before Jamestown: Europeans, Africans and Indians in Spanish Florida

Dr. J. Michael Francis received his PhD in History from the University of Cambridge. Previously chair of the Department of History at the University of North Florida, in 2012 Dr. Francis was named the Hough Family Chair of Florida Studies at the University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. He is considered the preeminent international expert on colonial Latin America, Early Florida, Spanish Borderlands, the Pre-Columbian Americas, and Spanish Paleography. Dr. Francis has received more than two dozen national and international awards. Dr. Francis has been a Research Fellow at the American Museum of Natural History in New York and was named the Jay I. Kislak Fellow at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar appointed Dr. Francis to the St. Augustine 450th Commemoration Commission.

Learn more about Professor J. Michael Francis.

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