Ready to see some of the world’s most fascinating people in person? You can buy tickets to individual events—or get a subscription and guarantee you won’t miss any of this season’s most memorable moments.
Many events are quickly sold out, but when you buy a subscription you’re guaranteed tickets to see every speaker. A subscription is often more affordable than you think, especially if you’re already attending a few events throughout the year. Series subscribers typically save 10% or more.
More information about series subscriptions will be available as soon as we announce the series lineup.
UB undergrads and GSA-represented graduate students are eligible for free tickets to all speaker events, while supplies last, as a benefit of SA and GSA sponsorships of the Speakers Series. Graduate students in the following schools/programs are not represented by the Graduate Student Association (GSA): Law, Dental, Medical, MBA and Pharmacy P1-4. Students in the following programs are also not represented by SA/GSA: Intensive English Program and the Gifted Math Program.
UB SA-represented students can pick up tickets, two per UB ID, while supplies last by visiting the SBI Ticket Office Office - 221 Student Union, North Campus (M-F, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.).
UB GSA-represented students can pick up tickets, up to two per UB ID, while supplies last by visiting one of the SBI Ticket Offices - 221 Student Union, North Campus (M-F, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) or 135 Diefendorf Hall, South Campus (M-F, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.).
Tickets for eligible students will be provided lecture-to-lecture. Information on how, when and where eligible UB students may access free tickets will be posted here prior to each upcoming lecture.
Every year, UB offers literally thousands of free Distinguished Speakers Series tickets to local high schools and non-profit community service organizations.
Tickets are offered through the UB Educational Outreach Program, which is sponsored by Hodgson Russ LLP, Communities of Giving Legacy Initiative and The Buffalo News.
If you are purchasing 10 or more tickets for a particular event, you are eligible for a group discount.
The University Events office has a no-refund-or-exchange policy for tickets purchased for any Distinguished Speakers lecture. However, refunds or exchanges will be honored in the event of a lecture cancellation.
All speaker honoraria and production expenses for the Distinguished Speakers Series are covered by the following:
No state funds, Research Foundation funds, tuition dollars, or general gifts to the university or UB Foundation are used to support the program.
Sponsors are listed throughout this website, where appropriate.