2018 Annual Gala

The South Florida Science Center and Aquarium Presents:

The Science of Invisibility: An Evening with Kevin Mitnick

April 4th, 2018

The Breakers, Palm Beach

Kevin Mitnick, the world's most famous hacker, will host an informal presentation about his journey from criminal to consultant.  Once one of the FBI's Most Wanted because he hacked into 40 major corporations just for the challenge, Kevin is now a trusted security consultant to the Fortune 500 and governments throughout the world. Kevin mentors leaders, executives, and staff on both the theory and practice of social engineering, topics on which he is the leading global authority. Kevin also helps consumers -- from students to retirees -- learn how to protect their information and themselves from computer hackers. 

Chairpersons: Mary Freitas, Elizabeth Gordon, and Caroline Rafferty.

Honorary Chairpersons: Mr. and Mrs. Lew Crampton, Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Fisher, Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lorentzen, Mr. and Mrs. John Niblack.

"Kevin showed me the check he had written to himself using our internal system for $6 million; I knew all of our preconceived notions of security had to be changed." - CEO, Fortune 500 Financial Company

"If hackers were rock stars, Kevin Mitnick would be Mick Jagger." - Matthew Dunn, Technology Editor at News.com


$600 for Individual

$6,000 for Table of Ten



If you are interested in event sponsorship, click here to download opportunities or contact Marcy Hoffman at (561) 370-7738.

Thank you for your support! 


Many thanks to our supporters to date:

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Mr. and Mrs. Jeffrey Fisher

Mr. and Mrs. John Niblack

Mr and Mrs. Robb Allan

Mr. and Mrs. Lew Crampton

Mr. David Nicholson and the Stiles-Nicholson Foundation


Mr. and Mrs. Mark Freitas

Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Gordon

Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Rafferty


Mr. and Mrs. Llwyd Ecclestone

Mr. and Mrs. Matt Lorentzen

Social Engineer

Mr. and Mrs. James McCann

Computer Jock

Mr. Amin Khoury


Mr. and Mrs. Stuart Haft

Ms. Susan Stautberg


Special thanks to our corporate partners: