Log in


      Apero & Talks

Here at WICE, the team is working to offer as many of our courses as possible online to provide continuity to our members here in Paris during the current lock-down period. We are also holding a number of online talks to provide our members with community and interesting conversation during the coming weeks.

"WICE needs you!"

Did you know that these Lockdown Talks are brought to you by the dedicated work of WICE's Volunteers?  If you've enjoyed attending our Lockdown Talks, please consider supporting WICE by volunteering or making a donation.  Your professional skills can be used throughout the organization.   Thanks to the continued generosity of people like you, WICE can continue to deliver high quality Talks and courses to our community.

Click for more information about Volunteering

Upcoming Events

    • 20 Jan 2021
    • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Remote

    Join us for a free virtual talk with New York Times bestselling author Craig Carlson. 

    Craig first came to France as an exchange student in 1985 and instantly fell in love with the country, its language and especially its fine cuisine. Ironic then that some thirty-five years later Craig would wind up being the owner of two American diners in the City of Light and be nicknamed “Le Pancake Kid” by the French.

    In this lively talk, Craig will recount his adventures of being a small business owner in France, where its mind-numbing bureaucracy and complex labor laws nearly killed him.

    He will discuss his continued passion for French food, including how his mother-in-law (his Belle Maman) spoils him rotten with her delicious culinary creations.

    As for his literary adventures, Craig will delve into the reasons why he wrote Let Them Eat Pancakes, including the unexpected way he found an agent – and publisher – for his first book, Pancakes in Paris.

    Finally, faced with the challenge of all restaurants and cafes in France being ordered to shut down for the second time this year, Craig will share his hopes of overcoming the pandemic, the future of his restaurants and how the culinary industry in France may never be the same again.


    Photo credit: Stephane Cugnier

    • 02 Feb 2021
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (UTC+01:00)
    • Remote
    • 46

    Everglades National Park in the USA protects an unparalleled landscape that provides important habitat for numerous rare and endangered species like the manatee,  American crocodile, and the elusive Florida panther.

    Join a National Park Service ranger for a presentation of the history of the park and an introduction to the wildlife. 

    The everglades have been deemed a World Heritage Site and International Biosphere Reserve.  It is home to thirteen endangered and ten threatened species as well as being the largest mangrove ecosystem in the western hemisphere and the largest designated wilderness in the eastern U.S. and the only subtropical preserve on the North American continent.

    Presented by the Everglades Education Team of Park Rangers


    Photo Credit:  US Park Service

Past Online Events

12 Jan 2021 WICE Talks: Whitman Mission - US Park Service Special Presentation. FREE for Members
26 Nov 2020 WICE Talk - The Enneagram: Understanding Personality Types (Remote)
17 Nov 2020 WICE Talk - Nez Perce Battle at Bear Paw - American History
12 Nov 2020 AN121 Ethiopia: A Land of Staggering Cultural Riches (Remote)
17 Sep 2020 ES171 WICE Virtual Open House 2020
12 Jul 2020 PWL121 Paris Writers Workshop Panel Discussion 3: Writing in the Time of Corona
11 Jul 2020 PWL056 Paris Writers Workshop Panel Discussion 1: Women Write/Women’s Rights
11 Jul 2020 PWL057 Paris Writers Workshop Panel Discussion 2: Cross-Culture or Cultural Appropriation
08 Jul 2020 WICE Talk - Transforming Racism (2 part series)
02 Jul 2020 WICE Talk - How We Improve Policing
24 Jun 2020 Online Pilates classes - Session 3
17 Jun 2020 Online Pilates classes - Session 2
16 Jun 2020 WICE Talks - Poetry and Artists in New York in the Time of Corona
11 Jun 2020 WICE Talks - The Enneagram: Understanding Personality Types
10 Jun 2020 Online Pilates classes - Session 1
06 Jun 2020 Lockdown Talks - Planning for College and Universities during COVID-19
03 Jun 2020 WICE Special Film Screening - In The Name Of Your Daughter, and a Q&A with director Giselle Portenier.
28 May 2020 WICE Talks - Writing On Hold, and Off - Jennifer K Dick
20 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 7
19 May 2020 LockDown Talk - Mundey Young Expat and Life Coach: Creating a Vision in Times of Uncertainty
18 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - The Origins of Chocolate!
14 May 2020 VA141 Creativity Through Movement with Hiie Saumaa
13 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 6
12 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - Cyber-Confinement: Cyberbullying, Cybercrime and other Challenges
10 May 2020 WICE Special Event: Harp Concert and Sing Along with Lauren Woidela
06 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 5
04 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - KABUL TO PARIS: A REFUGEE’S NIGHTMARE
01 May 2020 Lockdown Talks - Vive la Différence, cultural differences between France and the US with Veronique Savoye
30 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - Three Years On Sailboat: A Joyous Confinement
29 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 4
27 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - What is Hypnosis?
24 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - Lifestyles to a Better Brain: Reducing the Risk of Dementia
22 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 3
18 Apr 2020 R1301 Pairing Champagne and Food – Webinar (New Date)
17 Apr 2020 WICE Online Apéro
17 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - Paris and France Real Estate Market in the time of Covid-19 with Adrian Leeds
16 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - How to Live in Harmony during Lockdown
15 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART 2
10 Apr 2020 WICE Online Apéro
09 Apr 2020 LockDown Talks - A Reading and Q&A with Author and WICE alum, Jane de Moret Foster
08 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talks - THE MAKING OF “THE VILLE LUMIÈRE PART I”
06 Apr 2020 Lockdown Talk - Life in India - Margot Borden
03 Apr 2020 WICE Online Apéro
02 Apr 2020 LockDown Short Talk - How to Protect Yourself Online, During the Coronavirus Pandemic
31 Mar 2020 LockDown Short Talk - Going to Bat for Rural Burkina Faso
26 Mar 2020 LockDown Short Talk - Combatting our Ageing Skin: What can be done?
20 Mar 2020 WICE Online Apéro
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software