Our mission is to bring nationally and internationally renowned, thought-provoking speakers who inform, educate, and to entertain our audience!
San Joaquin Valley Town Hall is a non-profit organization that is run by an all-volunteer board of directors.
Our daytime speaking events are held at the beautiful Saroyan Theatre.
We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate our 80th year of service to the San Joaquin Valley.
Leon Edward Panetta is an American statesman, lawyer, and professor. He served in the Obama administration as Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from 2009 to 2011, and as Secretary of Defense from 2011 to 2013.
Wes Moore is an American author, social entrepreneur, producer, political analyst, and decorated US Army officer. He is the author of The Other Wes Moore and The Work, both of which are New York Times Bestsellers.
Adam Diedrich Steltzner is an American NASA engineer who works for the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He worked on several flight projects including Galileo, Cassini, Mars Pathfinder, Mars Exploration Rovers.
Marc Lapadula is an American playwright and screenwriter and senior lecturer in Film Studies at Yale University, where he leads the screenwriting program.
David McAlister “Dave” Barry is a Pulitzer Prize winning American author and columnist, who wrote a nationally syndicated humor column for the Miami Herald from 1983 to 2005.
Lisa Genova is an American neuroscientist and author. She self-published her debut novel Still Alice, about a Harvard University professor who suffers early onset Alzheimer’s disease.
Dr. Michio Kaku — theoretical physicist, bestselling author, acclaimed public speaker, renowned futurist, and popularizer of science. As co-founder of String Field Theory, Dr. Kaku carries on Einstein’s quest to unite the four fundamental forces of nature into a single grand unified theory of everything.
Thank you to everyone who was able to join us with Dr. Michio Kaku at the William Saroyan Theatre back on September 21 at 7:30 pm. Be sure to check back when we have our next Special Event announced!
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