Calling all curious minds and lifelong learners…don’t miss the inaugural Face to Face Speaker Forum!

Wake Forest University presents the 2021-2022 Face to Face Speaker Forum, bringing world-class speakers to Winston-Salem for three signature keynote events at the Lawrence Joel Veteran’s Memorial (LJVM) Coliseum.

This dynamic speaker series delves into a variety of topics, including political affairs, arts & culture, innovation & business, and social justice & global issues.

Schedule of In-Person Events

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

Season subscription tickets are available for purchase HERE. Depending on availability, single tickets will be available for purchase 45 days prior to each event.


*Proceeds from the program will support student scholarships for need-based recipients at Wake Forest University. Learn more about the program here.