After a few welcoming remarks from the series moderator and an introduction, the evening’s speaker will deliver his or her comments until approximately 9 pm. The moderator then returns to the stage to ask the speaker to respond to the audience’s questions in a lively Q&A session. The evening will conclude at approximately 9:30 pm.
No, the Speakers Series is only sold as a subscription to all seven lectures. Not only does this make it possible to keep the cost of each subscription at a relatively low level, but it furthers the series’ goal of promoting civic dialogue and understanding by presenting a diverse roster of renowned authorities who collectively speak to a broad range of topics and perspectives to enhance our community’s understanding of our increasingly complex world. Particularly in this polarized time, we are proud that subscribers to the Speakers Series welcome the opportunity to hear from a speaker whose views they may not agree with, and even relish the opportunity to challenge him or her with a question.
You simply can’t beat the “real”, live, in person experience! Being present to hear our speakers share anecdotal, “behind the headlines” stories about their unique experiences for nearly an hour and then take questions from the audience – maybe even YOUR question – is priceless. Some subscribers have described the Speakers Series as an elite continuing education course with a virtual “who’s who” of national and global figures.
The best-known speakers offer engaging and provocative evenings for our subscribers. But it is often the lesser-known (or even completely unknown) names that make the most profound impact on our patrons. The single most frequent comment we hear from subscribers is that the speakers they were least interested in initially were the ones they’ve enjoyed the most. Just ask a long-term subscriber about their evenings with Platon, Diana Nyad, or Nando Parrado!
The Speakers Series is a series of seven individual lectures, generally scheduled from September through April.
$385 – Open Seating Subscriptions (blue)
$475 – Gold Seating Subscriptions (gold)
$535 – Platinum Seating Subscriptions (red)
Tickets are sold by SUBSCRIPTION to the entire series only! It is not possible to purchase tickets to individual lectures. Both Open and Reserved seating are available. Reserved seating is assigned seating in the Gold and Platinum sections. Open seating allows you to choose any seat – on a first come basis – that is not in the reserved section.
Yes! There will be a question card inserted in your program. At 8:25 pm and again at 8:35 pm, ushers will walk down the aisles to collect questions from the audience. There are always more questions submitted than the moderator is able to ask, but many audience submissions are included in the Q&A.
Yes, as long as we have your email address, we will send you a survey after each lecture.
Unfortunately, we do not have a system in place to return unused tickets. We encourage you to offer your tickets to a friend, neighbor or colleague to allow them to enjoy the speakers series in your place.
Unfortunately, the contracts with the speakers do not allow for the recording and dissemination of a speaker’s comments.