The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden kicks-off its annual Barrows Conservation Lecture Series this month. Over the years, the series has brought dozens of internationally acclaimed scientists, explorers and naturalists into town to address wildlife issues and global conservation efforts.

“Every Citizen is a Diplomat” is the theme for the October 4 TedxCincinnati at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Presented in conjunction with the Sister Cities International meeting in Cincinnati, the event features speakers Bob Herring from Nativity School, Carlos Reyes from Young Americans for Diplomatic Leadership in Washington, D.C. and others.