Center for the Arts.

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The full lineup for the 2024-25 Distinguished Speakers Series is forthcoming.

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Ticket Options

Purchasing Tickets

We urge everyone to purchase tickets through the UBCFA Ticket Office or online at Ticketmaster. All other ticket brokers are not recognized ticket agents of the UBCFA. If you use tickets that come up as lost or stolen, you risk being denied entry to the event or being removed from the event upon the presentation of replacement tickets by the legal ticket holder. The UBCFA Ticket Office cannot assist you if tickets are not purchased through Ticketmaster.

Refunds and Exchanges

The Office of University Events has a no-refund-or-exchange policy for tickets purchased for any Distinguished Speakers events. However, refunds or exchanges will be honored in the event of a postponement or cancellation.

Support and Funding

All speaker honoraria and production expenses for the Distinguished Speakers Series are covered by the following:

  • Ticket sales
  • Support provided voluntarily by student governments using their student activity fees to purchase event tickets for distribution to students
  • Sponsorships directed to the series by our university and community partners
  • The Donald L. Davis Lectureship Fund and the James Fenton Lecture Foundation, two endowments created exclusively to support the series

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.