About Café con Tampa

Café con Tampa is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that holds community forums to discuss important issues facing Tampa Bay. Our weekly gatherings of neighborhood and community leaders takes place on Friday mornings from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Oxford Exchange.

At the Friday gatherings, we have speakers who talk for 5-10 minutes. The rest of the time is spent with Q&A and discussion of issues brought up by participants. We also encourage participants to make community announcements at the beginning of the program.

We also hold other community forums and gatherings.

To view our next event, visit our Upcoming Events page. To see our full list of past and upcoming events, visit our Facebook page.

If you are interested in becoming a speaker, visit our Speaking at Café con Tampa page.

Our Leadership

PJ Sommerville

PJ Sommerville

President

Sandy Rief

Vice President

Del Acosta

Del Acosta

Program Co-Chair

Bill Carlson

Bill Carlson

Program Co-Chair

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No Membership Fee

Café con Tampa events are open to everyone, and all are welcome to attend. There is no membership cost, and no need to register or RSVP. For the Friday gatherings, we do ask that everyone pays $12 for a breakfast buffet (the restaurant charges us per person whether you eat or not).

Scholarships

We want everyone to feel welcome. If you are a student or community organizer and cannot afford to attend our events, please contact us. Regular participants make donations that we use for “scholarships” to enable people to attend for free if needed.