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world-renowned voices of influence and change.

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Current Schedule of Events

  • May 4, 2021 – Preview Virtual Event with Yo-Yo Ma, cellist, cultural ambassador and U.N. Messenger of Peace  
  • September 14, 2021 – In-person event with Malcolm Gladwell, journalist and author of “Blink” and “Outliers”
  • November 9, 2021 – *Rescheduled* In-person event with Former Secretaries of State Madeleine K. Albright (1997-2001) and General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) (2001-2005)
  • February 16, 2022 –In-person event with Yo-Yo Ma, cellist cultural ambassador and U.N. Messenger of Peace  

Upcoming Virtual Events

We are excited for our next special preview event with Yo-Yo Ma, cellist, cultural ambassador and U.N. Messenger of Peace. This virtual event will be broadcasted at 7:30 p.m. EDT on May 4, 2021. Mr. Ma will be in conversation with President Nathan Hatch discussing why humans turn to the arts in periods of uncertainty. In addition to their conversation, we will hear Mr. Ma perform on the cello exclusively for this event. 

This preview event is free for Face to Face Speaker Forum season subscribers and students, faculty and staff at Wake Forest, as well as students and faculty in the Winston-Salem area. Visit go.wfu.edu/yoyoma to register for this event. Tickets for general audience are $10. 


In-Person Events at the LJVM Coliseum

We are optimistic about gathering in-person for our original season 1 events at the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum. These events will take place in accordance with any recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and the State of North Carolina that may be in place at the time of the event.

Colin Powell, Madeline Albright


Subscription Tickets to our in-person events are available for purchase on our online ticketing platform.

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Registration for our virtual event on 10/20/20 has closed.


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