Face to Face Speaker Forum Announces 2023-24 Lineup

GraphicWake Forest University’s community-facing Face to Face Speaker Forum has announced its 2023-2024 speakers.

Season subscriptions are available for faculty and staff at a 20% discount by calling 336.758.6615 on April 13. Single tickets will be made available later this summer. The Face to Face Speaker Forum offers single event tickets on the day of the keynote event to faculty, staff, and students for free on a first come, first served basis (subject to availability). Faculty and staff will be able to pick up their tickets at Will Call before the event.

When possible, Face to Face offers a special opportunity for a student-led Q&A with the speakers prior to the keynote event. Wake Forest students and students from area schools are invited to attend at no charge. Wake Forest faculty and staff are invited to attend those events.

The 2023-24 Face to Face Speaker Forum Season can be found below.

September 27, 2023
Doris Kearns Goodwin and Michael Beschloss – Presidential historian, political commentator, and Pulitzer Prize-winning and New York Times best-selling author Doris Kearns Goodwin meets Presidential historian, NBC News and PBS NewsHour, New York Times columnist and best-selling author Michael Beschloss for a conversation.
(Wait Chapel)

November 1, 2023
Daymond John, CEO and Founder of American hip-hop apparel company FUBU, is a pioneer in the fashion industry with over $6 billion in product sales worldwide. He is best known for his commentary on ABC TV’s critically acclaimed business reality show Shark Tank, where he demonstrates his marketing prowess and business insights.
(Wait Chapel)

February 22, 2024
Liz Cheney and Jon Meacham – Former U.S. representative Liz Cheney, attorney, politician and author, served as the U.S. representative for Wyoming’s at-large congressional district from 2017 to 2023. She is co-author, along with her father Dick Cheney of, “Exceptional: Why the World Needs a Powerful America.” Jon Meacham, American writer, reviewer, historian and presidential biographer will join Cheney.
(Wait Chapel)

April 17, 2024
Trevor Noah is a South African comedian, writer, producer, political commentator, actor, and the former host of The Daily Show. He is the author of the New York Times bestseller “Born a Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood” and founder of the Trevor Noah Foundation to improve equitable access to quality education for underserved youth in South Africa.
(Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum) 

Since its launch in 2020, The Face to Face Speaker Forum has hosted former U.S. president George W. Bush, economist Tom Friedman, singer and actor Kristin Chenoweth, author Malcolm Gladwell, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, and CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta among others. A complete list of past Face to Face events can be found here.

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