Paul Nicklen is a Canadian photographer, filmmaker, and marine biologist who has documented the beauty and the plight of our planet for over twenty years. As an assignment photographer for National Geographic magazine, Nicklen captures the imagination of a global audience. Nicklen is uniquely qualified to create his brand of documentary photography, which informs and creates an emotional connection with wild subjects in extreme conditions. His work delivers audiences to an underwater realm witnessed by few. As a co-founder of the non-profit, SeaLegacy, Paul Nicklen is opening a fresh, progressive chapter in the story of ocean  conservation. Through visual storytelling, Sea Legacy inspires millions of people to stand up and have a voice for the pristine places threatened by climate change.

The TOWN HALL Lecture Series has been captivating audiences for over 40 years.  Our presentations have included some of the most engaging, influential, entertaining and educational speakers in the world, which we welcome to stimulate, inspire and inform EVERY season.
In an area known for its arts and culture, TOWN HALL is among the many assets and known for producing presentations that are innovative, compelling and often “one and only” events that can’t be seen anywhere else.  This rich history means our patrons have incredibly high expectations for each new season, and we do our best to bring in speakers who bring something unique and special to Sarasota.
Many times our speakers are controversial, but we strive to bring speakers whose subject will cause you to think and maybe even get excited about the topic, whether pro or con.  TOWN HALL helps us all embrace our experience in hearing what others think, whether we agree or not. 
Proceeds from the TOWN HALL Lecture Series support the Ringling College of Art and Design Library and the RCLA student scholarship fund.

This is a Ringling Town Hall Performance, tickets are NOT sold through the Van Wezel. To purchase tickets, please click HERE, or call (941) 309-5100 if you have any questions or comments.

This event does NOT offer pre-show dining catered by Mattison's.

Mattison's Bayside at the Van Wezel

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Van Wezel dining in the Grand Foyer before the show!

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