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The John C. Bogle Adirondack Roundtable Series is an arts and humanities program modeled on Boston’s Copley Roundtable, a discussion group of civic leaders that would invite speakers to present at informal mid-week luncheons. Our Roundtables are breakfast presentations, and each summer we bring three to four world-class presenters to speak on topics of national and international importance in the fields of politics and foreign policy, economics and finance, philosophy and philanthropy, and the visual and performing arts. John C. Bogle (1929-2019) was our Chair Emeritus of The Adirondack Roundtable.



We are excited to announce our partnership with the Lake Placid Center for the Arts to present the
2024 John C. Bogle Roundtable Series.

Each Roundtable will be held at the:

Cambria Hotel
2127 Saranac Ave
Lake Placid, NY 12946






Saturday, July 13- Jeff Corwin -
Naturalist, Conservationist and

Emmy Award-Winning TV Host
Our Nation, Our Future

An insightful exploration of the plight facing earth’s wildlife. Jeff will highlight the 21st century conservation challenges and opportunities, revealing that by saving our planet’s imperiled natural treasures, we may ultimately save ourselves. For nearly three decades, Jeff Corwin has been telling stories of wildlife and nature to a global audience through his many celebrated television series on ABC, NBC, Travel Channel, CNN, Food Network, Disney Channel, and Discovery Networks. Jeff is currently the creator, executive producer, and presenter of the groundbreaking television series Wildlife Nation, which debuted as the top-rated TV program on ABC in October 2021. Wildlife Nation explores the remarkable story of North American conservation. Season Two – Wildlife Nation: Expedition Florida – focuses on the wild treasures unique to the Sunshine State. It’s the first television series for a major broadcast network highlighting Florida’s wild wonders, and is the first produced in partnership with a Native American tribal community, the Miccosukee Tribe of Indians of Florida. Jeff’s television work has been awarded multiple Emmys and the top broadcast industry awards. Jeff’s acclaimed NBC documentary and book, 100 Heartbeats, engaged both the readers and broadcast audience in the 21st Century plight of endangered species. In addition, Jeff has authored 10 books on wildlife and nature, including Living on the Edge: Amazing Relationships in the Nature World. When Jeff is not exploring the world, you can find him at his island home off of Cape Cod, where he exercises his maritime muscles as a passionate commercial fisherman.



Saturday, August 10- Julie Testwuide
Award Winning
Photographer & Artist

Signs of the Adirondacks

Award-winning photographer and artist, Julie Betts Testwuide, has recently published Signs of the Adirondacks. She will share stories and images of her photographic journey through the Adirondacks and around the globe over the past 40 years.

Julie Betts Testwuide is an award-winning photographer, artist and author of several books including Signs of the Adirondacks. The book is a photographic documentation of the creative camp and business signs throughout the Adirondack Park. Testwuide’s career spans over four decades, starting as a freelance photographer in 1981. Testwuide worked for major corporations and print publications covering sporting events, celebrities and various assignments across the country. Testwuide then transitioned to creating fine art pieces, often combining her artistic photography with painting and have been sold through galleries to clients worldwide. The past decade, Testwuide has been prolific in capturing images of wild horses around the globe and sells them in commanding sizes in galleries and on her website:

Most recently, Testwuide turned her focus to authoring books that prominently feature her photography and artistic style.

Testwuide’s books will be at the event for sale and are available at The Bookstore Plus. To learn more visit:

The programs begin at 8:30 a.m. with a buffet breakfast; speaker presentation starts at 9, lasts from 30-40 minutes, and is followed by an often spirited Q & A session. The program ends by 10:30, but discussions at the tables may continue at will.

The cost of admission is $25 per person for each Roundtable if reserved ahead of time and $30 per person for walk-ins. Students ages 12 and over are $10.


All reservations will be purchased through the LPCA.

You can reserve online here or mail a check to:

Lake Placid Center for the Arts 

17 Algonquin Dr

Lake Placid, NY 12946

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