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Get out and network in your community. Even better, come to one of these events & have a face-to-face conversation with me!

Unless otherwise marked, admission is free for these upcoming public events. (Private events are, of course, not listed.)

Those interested in having me speak or serve as a panel/forum moderator should send a message. Be sure to include basic information about your meeting or event as well as the date. Provide your contact information so we can compare schedules and narrow down exactly what is needed for your audience.

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January 11, 2018 

Pints & Politics at CSPS Hall in Cedar Rapids — Register

Lynda and Gazette colleagues (political reporter James Lynch and columnists Todd Dorman and Adam Sullivan) offer a freewheeling panel discussion on current political events in a social, happy hour atmosphere. Moderators are Erin Jordan, investigative reporter at The Gazette, and Ben Kieffer, host of River to River on Iowa Public Radio. Special guest for January is UNI professor Christopher Latimer. Networking and cash bar begin at 5, with the program getting underway at 5:30. Come join us!

Pints & Politics events occur throughout the year. Watch for upcoming dates and times here and in The Gazette.


January 2018

50/50 in 2020 candidate training, Des Moines

More details will be posted closer to the event.


May 2018

Intersections Luncheon, Cedar Rapids

More details will be posted closer to the event. Lynda will offer a keynote, Status of Women’s Health Care in Iowa


Moderators Todd Dorman and Lynda Waddington listen to closing statements at a mayoral candidate forum at the Cedar Rapids Public Library in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Moderators Todd Dorman and Lynda Waddington listen to closing statements at a mayoral candidate forum at the Cedar Rapids Public Library in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

A few past public appearances:

  • Ethical Perspectives on the News: Frequent moderator and panelist for this weekly news show produced by the Inter-Religious Council of Linn County
  • Cedar Rapids Mayoral Forum: Co-Moderator of event sponsored by The Gazette, KGAN-2 and FOX28
  • Iowa Ideas Conference: Moderator for placemaking, public transit and urban revitalization panels
  • American Association of University Women, Iowa State Conference: Evening keynote speaker
  • Learning Forward: Placemaking panel discussion moderator
  • Women’s Equality Day Celebration: Keynote speaker for awards ceremony hosted by the Women’s Equality Coalition of Linn County
  • Johnson County Hunger Forum: Panel moderator for a series of group discussions on hunger and food insecurity sponsored by the Crisis Center
  • Out Loud! Author Series: Provided introduction remarks for several visiting authors at this series of events sponsored by the Metro Library Network