2023-24 Speakers

We’re proud to bring world-renowned speakers to UB for the annual Distinguished Speakers Series. As we open our doors to the community, we hope you’ll join us for thought-provoking discussions and inspirational stories.

Since its inception more than three decades ago, UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series has hosted innovators and influencers who have shaped the cultural landscape, tackled grand challenges and probed our shared humanity. This year’s speakers— through the transcendence of poetry, the rigor of scholarship, the purpose of journalism and the courage of conviction–build on this proud tradition, and we are delighted to welcome them to UB.

-  UB President Satish K. Tripathi

How to Attend

There are two ways to purchase tickets - as a series subscription or separately to each individual event. New series subscriptions and individual event tickets will be available on September 21, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

Individual Event Tickets

Tickets for individual speaker events can be purchased online through Ticketmaster or in person at the Center for the Arts Ticket Office.

Series Subscriptions - SOLD OUT

Series Subscriptions are now sold out. Individual event tickets are still available for purchase.