September 14 @ 7:30 pm


September 14 @ 7:30 pm

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. On September 14, 2021, the Face To Face Speaker Forum will host Malcolm Gladwell at 7:30 p.m. Doors are schedule to open at 6:30 p.m. General public parking will be $10.

“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 at the LJVM Coliseum will include:

  • Former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright (1997-2001) and Colin Powell (2001-2005) on March 18, 2021;
  • Cellist, cultural ambassador and U.N. Messenger of Peace Yo Yo Ma on May 1st, 2021; and
  • Journalist and author of “Blink and “Outliers” Malcolm Gladwell on September 14, 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. For more information, visit


Date: September 14 @ 7:30 pm

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Availability: Tickets on sale 3/5 at 10AM

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