First 50 passport registrants receive Ryan Holiday's book "Stillness is the Key."

Assembly highlights

Meet Pamela Landwirth


Our Saturday keynote speaker  Pamela Landwirth leads an 84-acre whimsical resort called Give Kids The World Village in Kissimmee, FL for children with critical  illnesses needing a week-long, cost-free vacation with their families.  Find out how volunteering at a place like this can transform your life and make your troubles seem small.

Gardening Techniques


Do butterflies put a smile on your face?  Annette Wise, leader of the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail program based in Plains, Georgia will provide gardening tips to attract  butterflies to your backyard.  Find out about the program started by Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and how your  garden can be listed on the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail!

Free Autographed Book!


First 50 people to purchase a $150 passport to the entire event will receive a free copy of Ryan Holiday's book "Stillness is the Key."  Ryan will autograph following his  Friday featured keynote presentation January 24, 2020.

Winston Churchill Returns


Tea with Winston Churchill (interpreted by Bruce Collier) is back for 2020 since his performance tea was a sell-out last year.  This year, find out how The Honorable Winston Churchill found happiness during the most troubling times of his historic career.

New Chautauqua Exhibit!


Begin your journey with self-guided tours of the original Florida Chautauqua grounds through the City's new interpretive panel exhibit!  Program Chair Christopher Mitchell will start you on your way on Thursday with a brief introduction of Florida Chautauqua history at the main panel (shown above), then direct you to the 17 others throughout the grounds where you will walk in the footsteps of presidents, first ladies, famous poets, Hollywood stars, astronauts and more! 

Mayor Clayton is Coming!

close-up picture of a whimsical rabbit named Mayor Clayton

Bring your camera!  The Honorable Mayor Clayton is coming from Give Kids The World Village.  Find out about the power of selfless giving through the eyes of this lovable rabbit that bring so many smiles to children with critical illnesses.

About the Assembly


Overview & Highlights

The Florida Chautauqua Assembly is an annual, 4-day educational program for families featuring notable keynote speakers, breakout sessions, performance teas, evening dinner performances and exhibits relating to an annual theme.  


About the 2020 Assembly

The 2020  theme is "A Journey into the World of Happiness."  Learn ways to find happiness in the polarized and angry world we now live.  What would make you happy?  This Assembly is designed to show you the way by addressing your mind, body and soul.

Download the 2020 Assembly Printed Program

Welcome to DeFuniak Springs sign on U.S. Highway 331 North.


The annual assembly is held in DeFuniak Springs, Florida directly off I-10 halfway between Pensacola and Tallahassee.  The campus for this program is mostly held on the original grounds of Florida's Historic Chautauqua (Circle Drive), but other facilities and schools are utilized for sessions and special events throughout the community.

Major Sponsors ($1,000 +)

Visit South Walton


$6,000 financial sponsor

City of DeFuniak Springs


$5,000:  Free use of facilities

$3,500 financial sponsor

PanCare of Florida, Inc.


$1,000 financial sponsor

All Sponsors


See all of our 2020 Florida Chautauqua Assembly Sponsors who have made this year's Assembly affordable for all registrants and attendees.


Contact Us

Would you like to book a session of our workshop for your business or community group? Send us a message for that or other requests. We will get back to you soon!

Florida Chautauqua Assembly

1290 Circle Drive, DeFuniak Springs, FL 32435, US

(850) 892-7613

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