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StoicDan has joined The Central Florida Pledge. It's a community-building program to stop hate and discrimination against all groups. This is achieved by listening to others and forming a better awareness of each other. No one in Central Florida should live in fear. StoicDan is among a list of government and religious leaders who are official signatories of The Pledge. In the coming year, StoicDan will be speaking at public events about the need for more civil discourse in our society. This is an important underpinning of The Pledge, The Interfaith Council, The Peace and Justice Institute, and the Orlando Stoics.

StoicDan appeared in Orlando Life magazine as a board member for 1 Million Cups Orlando, a group that helps entrepreneurs refine their goals and direction in the Orlando business community. In 2023, StoicDan also taught a business ethics and leadership class at the UCF Incubator.


StoicDan is the organizer of Orlando Stoics, the third largest Stoic group in North America, plus he's created or organized 10 other philosophy discussion groups: Tampa Stoics, Daytona Stoics, Socrates Cafe of Tampa, The Emerson & Thoreau Discussion Group, Modern Buddhism, Modern Minimalism, Midwest Virtual Stoa, Atlanta Stoicism Group, Estoicos de Millenia (Stoicism for Spanish Speakers), and Estoicos de Championsgate (Stoicism for Portuguese Speakers). StoicDan is also a public speaker on Stoicism, Minimalism, and American Transcendentalism, and he often connects these topics with civil discourse, common ground, Buddhism, Taoism, and women in philosophy. He works with other organizations in Central FLorida, including The Pledge, The Interfaith Council, and The Peace and Justice Institute. He's presented at 7 Stoicon conferences (2017 Toronto, 2018 London, 2019 Athens, 2020-2023 online), and he's the organizer of Stoicon-X Orlando (2020-2023). He has interviewed 22+ Stoic scholars for the Stoic Fellowship. His YouTube channel has a video series called Self-Reliance (2-3 minutes each), plus Lectures (15-20 minutes each) and Dialogues in Philosophy (15-20 minutes each)..

You're invited to join our philosophy groups in Florida. Look at the events listed online for Orlando Stoics and Tampa Stoics. Both groups are free and open to the public. No advance reading is needed. Themes include dealing with difficulty, avoiding anger, managing expectations, keeping focus, identifying ethics and fulfillment, and building community.

StoicDan's areas of interest: Stoicism, Minimalism, American Transcendentalism, Practical Buddhism, Secular & Humanistic Philosophy, Civil Discourse, Critical Thinking, Skepticism, Conflict Resolution, Deep Conversations, Community Resilience, and Interfaith (Common Ground) projects.

To book a lecture or send feedback: write to AskStoicDan@gmail.com or use the contact page.

Lecture "100 Years of Science" in Altamonte Springs, 11-26-2019.