Speaker Calendar



President Barack Obama

Thursday, October 7th, 2021 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual event Live via Zoom

Doris Kearns Goodwin

Monday, November 8th, 2021 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Virtual event Live via Zoom

Joel Sartore

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Live In-Person event at Abravanel Hall

Dr. Lisa Genova

Wednesday, January 19th, 2022 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Live In-Person event at Abravanel Hall

Thomas Friedman

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Live In-Person event at Abravanel Hall

Dr. Kathy Sullivan 

Wednesday, March 9th, 2022 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Live In-Person event at Abravanel Hall

Jay Leno

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022 at 7:30 pm
Live In-Person event at Abravanel Hall

Note: The option to attend any in-theater event via Zoom livestream will be available to ticketed subscribers.



Dr. David Eagleman

Tuesday, December 8th, 2020 at 7:30 pm

Wynton Marsalis

Friday, January 8th, 2021 at 7:30 pm

W. Kamau Bell

Monday, February 1st, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Anderson Cooper

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Rick Steves

Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 at 7:30 pm

Theresa May

Saturday, April 17th, 2021 at 1:00 pm (matinee)

Ken Burns

Wednesday, May 19th, 2021 at 7:30 pm


Gen. Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.)

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Gabby Giffords & Captain Mark Kelly

Monday, October 28th, 2019

Annie Griffiths

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Donna Brazile & Michael Steele

Friday, January 24th, 2020

Gen. John Kelly, USMC (Ret.)

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Dr. Michio Kaku

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Jay Leno



Madeleine Albright 

Thursday, October 11th, 2018

Dr. Robert Ballard

Monday, October 29th, 2018

Bill Nye

Monday, November 26th, 2018

James Comey

Tuesday, January 15th, 2019

Steve Wozniak

Wednesday, February 20th, 2019

Julia Gillard

Monday, March 11th, 2019

Bob Woodward

Wednesday, April 3rd, 2019


Dr. Sanjay Gupta

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017

Vice President Joe Biden

Monday, November 6th, 2017

Jane Pauley

Monday, November 27, 2017

Cpt. Scott Kelly

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Gen. Martin Dempsey

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Paul Nicklen

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018, 

Dr. Jane Goodall 

Thursday, March 29th, 2018

All events in the series take place on weeknights from 7:30-9:00 PM, with 50-55 minutes of prepared remarks from the speaker followed by 30-35 minutes of audience-submitted Q&A. 

Subscribing patrons will be treated like members of a special community who play an active role in the series by providing feedback and discussing the topics raised in each performance in an exclusive online forum.

The Wasatch Speaker Series is dedicated to providing the highest quality speaker experience in the country right here in Salt Lake City, with a very personal touch for the subscribing members of our community.