Renowned Speakers on the Saroyan Stage

Speakers

Every year, San Joaquin Valley Town Hall strives to find the best speakers to inform, educate, and entertain! See this year’s list of speakers here. All regular lectures begin at 10:30 a.m. The annual “Special Event,” which is purchased separately from the season ticket, takes place in the evening. See below for additional information on how to purchase Special Event tickets.
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Sarah

Parcak

October 17, 2018 | 10:30 a.m.

Egyptologist and archaeologist, Sarah Parcak will discuss the use of remote sensing to reveal archeological sites from outer space.

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David

Epstein

November 14, 2018 | 10:30 a.m.

Investigative journalist and author, David Epstein will address the roles of genetics and effort in athletic success.


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Dr. John

Medina

January 23, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.

Dr. Medina will share insights into the complexities of the workings of the brain systems at various stages of life.

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David

Pogue

February 20, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.

Tech specialist David Pogue will predict ways in which disruptive technologies in our fast-changing world are likely to have a significant impact on society.

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Jeremi

Suri

March 13, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.

Professor Suri will discuss the transformation of the office of the president in our American democracy from the founding times to the present day.

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Julia

Gillard

April 10, 2019 | 10:30 a.m.

The first female Prime Minister of Australia, Julia Gillard will discuss the economic and leadership struggles of nations in the era of a rising Asia.


Please note:
due to unforeseen circumstances, a speaker may be subject to substitution.


Special Event

Please join us for our annual special evening event featuring NBA legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Leadership, In Life and On The Court. Tuesday, October 9, 2018. 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.

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