Live Events

Speaking Events & Book Signings

Connect with Author and Founder of Evolution University Joni Roberts at events live in person and online. Joni speaks on topics that inspire imagination and action for social and environmental sustainability, while weaving in her EVOLVE Sustainability Framework and Compassion-Centered Stakeholder Approach.

Joni also shares insights from her book Celebrations, Appreciations & Frustrations and online courses, MOREcompassion for People and the Plant and The Power of Authentic Connection, offering practical ways to bring more authenticity and connection to relationships in the workplace and at home. Each event is unique and will share different tips for creating a better world and living your best life.
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Current Events

In-Person Event: DOS & Friends WOW Swim and Breakfast on the Beach

Saturday, June 10, 2023
Jax Beach Pier
8 am - 11 am EDT

Celebrate UN World Oceans Week (WOW) with Evolution University & Duval Ocean Swimmers!

Hosted by Joni Roberts and Evolution University, Proud Member of Friends of UN World Oceans Day.

Join DOS to swim, paddle or walk from Jax Beach Pier to One Ocean Resort as we celebrate our beautiful ocean and the connection it brings to our community. Stay for a potluck breakfast on the beach.This is a free event open to everyone. As always, participate at your own ability and risk.

Previous Events

Webinar: How Education for the SDGs leads to Transformative Learning and University-Wide Innovation

Kean University
Open Educational Resources Conference
Thursday, April 13, 2023
Virtual | 12 pm

Recording available for Joni's presentation at Kean University's OER Conference 2023. She discusses how the UN SDGs provide a way to build bridges between university programs with shared curricula, learning outcomes, and innovative collaborations. This presentation shows how learning can be transformed and universities can lead with education for sustainability, including options to contribute to and integrate open educational resources.

Author Showcase featuring First Coast women authors!

Women Writing for a Change
1610 Osceola St
Jacksonville, Florida
Saturday, May 14, 2022
11am - 3 pm

Join Women Writing For (a) Change for their first Author Showcase for Women Writers this May as we celebrate the words and wisdom of women authors on the First Coast. In yet another effort to level the playing field and lift the voice of the feminine, we are offering the community an opportunity to meet face-to-face with published women authors, hear their words, and celebrate their work. 

Meet Author and Founder of Evolution University Joni Roberts and pick up a signed copy of her book Celebrations, Appreciations & FrustrationsA simple, yet powerful practice for brining MORE connection and authenticity to our relationships

Bridging the Curriculum Content Gap for the SDGs with OER

Kean University
Open Educational Resources Conference
Thursday, March 17, 2022
Virtual | 2 pm

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the world’s blueprint for achieving a better and more sustainable future for all, yet there is little to no integration of education for sustainable development (ESD) in mainstream higher education textbooks. This leaves many graduates to enter the workplace without the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to address today’s global challenges. Open Educational Resources (OER) provide a way to curate curriculum and design courses that fill the gap in competencies and ready students to help solve today’s social and environmental issues. This presentation will cover ESD in higher education by evaluating the current state, imagining a new way, innovating with OER, and implementing the changes.

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Making Magical Holiday Moments

Chamblin's Uptown Cafe
215 N Laura Street
Jacksonville, Florida
Wednesday, December 1, 2021
5 - 9 pm

First Wednesdays Art Walk is back! Stop by Chamblin's Uptown Cafe for a meet and greet plus book signing with Joni Roberts, author of
Celebrations, Appreciations & Frustrations, a simple, yet powerful practice for making magical holiday moments with friends, family and coworkers!

Art Walk is a celebration of Jacksonville’s creative talent on the first Wednesday of every month. Everyone is invited to experience arts and entertainment, explore restaurants and shops, and enjoy murals and more on this self-guided tour of Downtown’s northbank core. Businesses will be open and hosting artists of their own.

Small Business Saturday in San Marco

San Marco Books and More1971 San Marco Blvd.
Jacksonville, Florida
Saturday, November 27, 2021
Noon - 2 pm

Let's celebrate small business owners by visiting San Marco Square retail shops and restaurants. Meet Author and Founder of Evolution University Joni Roberts and pick up a signed copy of her book Celebrations, Appreciations & Frustrations: A simple, yet powerful practice for brining MORE connection and authenticity to our relationships. The book makes a wonderful holiday gift and a new practice for cultivating more happiness, gratitude, and connection in your personal and professional relationships.

World Kindness Day: Food, Love & Relationships

House of Leaf & Bean
14474 Beach Blvd
Jacksonville, Florida
Saturday, November 13, 2021
6:30 - 8:30 pm

Join us for a special event on World Kindness Day with Evolution University CEO Joni Roberts and Leaf & Bean President Wen Raiti and Chef Marshall Ziehm as they share their stories of how transitioning to a plant based lifestyle results in more love and better relationships.

Joni will share insights from her new book, Celebrations, Appreciations & Frustrations just in time for the holidays. She will also be selling and signing copies. World Kindness Day marks the first anniversary of Evolution University with the launch of our course: MOREcompassion for People and the Planet.

Wine, Women & Chocolate Happy Hour Celebration

Peterbrooke Downtown Jacksonville, Florida
Vystar Complex
Friday, October 15, 2021
4 - 7 pm

Join us for a 904 Happy Hour Celebration reintroducing Peterbrooke Downtown where Joni will share tips on how the practice of Celebrations, Appreciations & Frustrations combined with chocolate can empower you to live your best life.

The event will feature complimentary wine tastings, chocolate sampling, a meet and greet with reknown author Joni Roberts PLUS the first 500 guests will receive a complimentary chocolate popcorn to take home!
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