Through public forums, the Institute helps lead public debate on local and regional issues.
Past forums on Criminal Justice Reform
Co-presented with the Project on Accountable Justice.
- March 27, 2013
Kids are Different: Youth in the Justice System
Video of Kids are Different: Youth in the Justice System (YouTube, 1:59:35)
- February 6, 2013
Does Incarceration Reduce Crime?
Video of Does Incarceration Reduce Crime? (YouTube, 1:56:46)
Past Citizen Advocacy Center Conference
- Pre-Meeting Board Member Training Day: Wednesday, October 24, 2012
- 2012 Annual Meeting: Thursday and Friday, October 25 and 26, 2012
- Location: Seminole Campus Conference Center
- Program Information
Past forum on the FL Constitutional Amendments
A forum about the 11 proposed state constitutional amendments that could have far-reaching impact on Florida and its voters.
- October 4, 2012
Demystifying the Constitutional Amendments
Analysis of 2012 Florida Amendments by Collins Center for Public Policy
Video promo (YouTube)
Video of Demystifying the Constitutional Amendments (YouTube, 1:53:00)
Past forums on Faith
A forum on faith's influence on the selection of political leaders.
- March 14, 2012
Keeping the Faith at the Ballot Box. See flyer for more information.
A series of three public forums on energy:
- January 11, 2012
"Our Energy Future I: Are Nukes Still Viable, and Do Lawmakers Get It on Energy?" (YouTube, 2:00:00)
- March 21, 2012
"Our Energy Future II: The Role of Efficiency and Renewables and How They Affect YOU" (YouTube, 2:30:00)
- August 22, 2012
"Our Energy Future III: Increasing Diversity in Florida's Energy Portfolio" (YouTube, 1:29:00)
A public forum on the National Debt Crisis:
A series of two public forums on ethics:
- November 9, 2011
Ethics Speaker Series I: "Ethics of Being a Citizen: Is it more than voting and paying taxes?"
- Febraury 29, 2012
Ethics Speaker Series II: "The Ethics of Global Citizenship: Does It Affect You?"
A series of three public forums on Federal health care:
- January 19, 2011
Federal Health Care Plan: Fact or Fiction?
- March 8, 2011
Federal Health Care Plan: Bottom Line Impact on Providers
- May 25, 2011
Quality Care: Win-Win for Patients and Hospitals
A series of three public forums on the oil crisis in the Gulf:
- July 14, 2010
Impact of the Gulf Oil Crisis on Tampa Bay
- August 18, 2010
Gulf Oil Crisis: Next Steps For Tampa Bay
- October 2, 2010
Gulf Oil Crisis: Pathways to Policy on the Future of Energy