FLCS Welcomes Keynote Speakers:
Robert Ponzio and Terrence Ho
Robert Ponzio is an internationally exhibiting artist, educator, and citizen diplomat who has both founded and helped to build a variety of creative outreach and exchange projects throughout the world. He has participated with the Gainesville Sister Cities organization for more than a decade. He has also helped to maintain citizen diplomacy relationships around the world through a series of art and culture exchange-related projects.
Joining Mr. Ponzio will be his colleague, fellow artist, and citizen diplomat, Terrence Ho. Mr. Ho speaks 6 languages and has traveled the globe visiting 79 nations creating active and artistic relationships and exchanges along the way. Most recently, he visited Gainesville’s Sister Cities in Russia, Jordan, Israel, and Palestine. Together they will present and discuss their work and the history and accomplishments of Gainesville’s Sister city program.