WFU to launch Face to Face Speaker Forum

Face to Face

This fall, Wake Forest University will launch a signature speaker series called the Face to Face Speaker Forum. This community-facing series will bring world-renowned, influential voices to Winston-Salem to discuss topics in a variety of areas including politics, arts and culture, business and social justice.

“The Face to Face Speaker Forum is an opportunity for Winston-Salem and surrounding communities to hear from extraordinary leaders addressing topics of critical importance,” said Wake Forest University President Nathan Hatch. “The speakers are certain to inspire thoughtful conversations that will continue long after the event is over.”

The inaugural Face to Face Speaker Forum season will include:

  • Former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright (1997-2001) and Colin Powell (2001-2005) on September 1, 2020; 
  • Cellist, cultural ambassador and U.N. Messenger of Peace Yo Yo Ma on October 14, 2020; and 
  • Journalist and author of “Blink” and “Outliers” Malcolm Gladwell on January 26, 2021. 

All events will be held at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Season subscriptions to all three keynote events may be purchased online through the Face to Face Speaker Forum website. Season subscriptions go on sale to the general public Thursday, March 5 at 10 a.m. Single event ticket sales will be available closer to each event, subject to availability.

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