Be Enlightened

& Entertained

Renowned Speakers

on the Saroyan Stage

Unique Points

of View

Who We Are

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.

More Info

Join Us

We hope you’ll join us as we celebrate our 81st year of service to the San Joaquin Valley.

Read More

Get Your Season Tickets Today!Get Tickets

Tickets to the Vicente Fox lecture will be available for sale at the box office on the morning of the lecture. They are no longer available online.

Vicente Fox

Former President of Mexico | Businessman

Building Bridges: Fixing the Immigration Issue and Strengthening U.S.-Mexico Relations

October 18, 2017 | 10:30am | William Saroyan Theatre

Former President of Mexico, Vicente Fox, will discuss immigration reform via strengthening US-Mexico relations.

Read More…


Kevin Kallaugher

Political Cartoonist

Daggers Drawn

November 15, 2017 | 10:30am | William Saroyan Theatre

Political cartoonist, Kevin “KAL” Kallaugher will discuss the importance of satire and freedom of expression and demonstrate the making of a political cartoon!

Read More…

Denise Kiernan

Author | Journalist | Producer

The Girls of Atomic City

January 17, 2018 | 10:30am | William Saroyan Theatre

Denise Kiernan, author of The Girls of Atomic City, will share insights into the top-secret environment of the Manhattan Project and WWII America.

Read More…


Temple Grandin

Author | Autism Spokesperson | Professor of animal science

All Kinds of Minds Working Together

February 21, 2018 | 10:30am | William Saroyan Theatre

Author, professor, and autistic spokesperson Temple Grandin will share her perspective that all humans exhibit a natural variation of thinking processes.

Read More…

Michael Pollan

Author | Journalist | Professor

One Writer’s Trip: From the Garden to the Plate and the Beyond

March 21, 2018 | 10:30am | William Saroyan Theatre

Michael Pollan, author and journalist, will share his observations about the intersections of humans and nature close to home—in the garden, the farm and the table.

Read More…

Child Advocacy

John Walsh

Anti-crime Activist | Television Host

On a Mission for Victims

April 18th, 2018 | 10:30am | William Saroyan Theatre

John Walsh will discuss his mission as an anti-crime activist and television host fighting on behalf of victims of crime.

Read More…

Special Event

Please join us for our annual special evening event featuring Astronaut Scott Kelly: Lessons from a Year in Space. Wednesday, September 27, 2017. William Saroyan Theater. Lecture at 7:30pm. VIP reception beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Evening event ticket orders can not be processed by mail. Please purchase your reserved seats through the Ticketmaster link on our website (Ticketmaster fees apply). No additional fees will be charged if purchased in person at the Fresno Convention Center Box Office: 700 ”M“ Street, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

More DetailsLecture ONLY TicketsVIP Reception + Lecture Tickets

Be Part of Something Special

We appreciate the generosity of the individual and corporate lecture sponsors, benefactors, underwriters, and patrons who make it possible for us to continue the tradition of bringing outstanding speakers to the Central Valley.

Become A Donor

Stay In the Know

Enrich your Town Hall experience and receive the latest news and event information from San Joaquin Valley Town Hall today!