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Face to Face

Single tickets are now available for February 16 with Yo-Yo Ma, multiple grammy and award-winning cellist, Cultural Ambassador, and United Nations Messenger of Peace.


Moderated by the PBS NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown, Yo-Yo Ma will share his personal stories and vision for a better tomorrow, including musical interludes from the famed cellist.


Attendees will be asked to show proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test. All visitors must also wear a mask indoors at all times, regardless of vaccination status. Thank you for joining us in creating a safe space for this event.


Purchase Tickets Online

On the day of the events, students can claim free tickets with a student ID on a first-come, first-served basis.

Wake Forest Faculty & Staff please inquire about discounted ticket prices by emailing Avery Fields (pattera@nullwfu.edu)


Keynote Society Membership: $690

This package includes a single ticket to the remaining keynote event and an invitation to the reception before the keynote event. Tickets at this level are the most premium seats available in the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum for the events’ theater-style setup. This amount includes a tax-deductible gift that will contribute to the series operations, community access to the events, and scholarship contributions to Wake Forest University students.


Those interested in purchasing a Keynote Society membership should contact the Speaker Forum team directly at facetoface@nullwfu.edu

All keynote events will start at 7:30 p.m.

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Cancellations and Refunds

In order to offer these extraordinary opportunities to hear world-renowned leaders, the Face to Face Speaker Forum must be funded through community sponsorships and ticket sales. 

A portion of the proceeds from Face to Face will benefit need-based financial aid recipients at Wake Forest.

Our policy states that in the event that the Face to Face Speaker Forum must cancel an event, those who have purchased tickets will have an opportunity to donate the value of their tickets to the program or opt to apply the value of their tickets to future ticket purchases. Tickets are nonrefundable and speakers are subject to change.

If an event is rescheduled, the Face to Face Speaker Forum is unable to issue refunds, as the ticket purchase was a final point of sale.