2017

2017 Annual Lectures Series held at the Holiday Inn Westshore Hotel, Tampa, Florida. Guest Speaker, Okey Ndibe  Topic, “Ties That Bind: Shared Memory and History between Africans and African Americans” was the theme of the evening“ 2017-2018 Ivory Club Endowed Scholarship at the University of South Florida awarded to 3 recipients

2018

2018 Annual Lectures Series held at the Westshore Grand Hotel, Tampa, Florida. Guest Speaker, Dr. Joyce Ashuntantang  Topic, “Recording Collective Memory: Preserving Africa’s Oral Narratives” was the theme of the evening 2018-2019 Ivory Club Endowed Scholarship at the University of South Florida awarded to 5 recipients

2019

2019 Annual Lectures Series held at the Westshore Grand Hotel, Tampa, Florida. Guest Speaker, Ahunna Eziakonwa-Onochie Topic, “The state of Africa’s economic Emergence – United Nations Development Program’s (UNDP) engagement in Africa”” was the theme of the evening

2005

The Ivory CLub of Tampa Bay initiates the Annual Lectures Series with Guest Speaker Dr. Cecil A. Blake, Chairman African Studies Department University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Topic, “Africa beyond Conflict: The Way Forward”

2006

In 2006, the Annual Lectures Series was again held at the Embassy Suites on Saturday May 6th. Guest speaker was Godfrey Ubeti Nzamujo, PhD., Songhai Center, Benin Republic. He gave a brilliant lecture on Innovations in African Agriculture. 

2007

Annual Lectures Series held at Marriott Westshore Hotel, Tampa, Florida. Guest Speaker Honorable Arthenia Joyner, Florida State Senator. 

2008

Annual Lectures Series held at West Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida. Guest Speaker Pastor Jeffrey Singletary. 

2009

Annual Lectures Series held at West Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida. Guest Speaker, Alfred Zack – Williams, PhD. University of Central Lancashire, England. Topic, “The Spirit of Amistad”

2010

Annual Lectures Series held at West Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida. Guest Speaker, Nzinga Metzger, PhD.  Topic, “Strengthening Cross Atlantic ties: Africans and African Americans“.

2012

Annual Lectures Series held at West Tampa Convention Center, Tampa, Florida. Guest Speaker, Agnes Ngoma Leslie, PhD.  Topic, “Africa in America, America in Africa: Knowledge-Pride-Empowerment; Strengthening Business and Community linkages”