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Storytelling. Unleashed.

Changemaker Speaker Series is a touring program of celebrated explorers, award-winning journalists, photographers, filmmakers, astronauts, innovators, and artists who are actively engaged in creating a better tomorrow. One by one, these acclaimed thought leaders are striving to solve big problems, inspire environmental stewardship, document the world around us, and bridge the distances between us. In short, they are changing the world, one story at a time.

2023-24 Season

Andy Mann with Band smiling credit Andy Mann
Andy Mann in Wetsuit credit Andy Mann
Thu December 21, 2023
@ 7:30 pm

Andy Mann – Photographer and String Band

Join National Geographic photographer and recording artist Andy Mann and renowned string band instrumentalists for a night of storytelling and live music that celebrates our water planet.

Wheeler Opera House
Aspen, CO
Tue January 9, 2024
@ 7:30 pm

Ella Al-Shamahi – Paleoanthropologist

Evolutionary biologist and stand-up comic Ella Al-Shamahi has a lot of material to work with—all of human history.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City, MO
Tue January 16, 2024
@ 7:30 pm

Deanne Fitzmaurice – Photojournalist

Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Deanne Fitzmaurice shares the personal philosophy that helped her capture document decades of pivotal moments in high-stakes environments.

Overture Center for the Arts
Madison, WI
Thu January 18, 2024
@ 7:30 pm

Peter Hillary – Adventurer

Peter Hillary carries on the legacy of adventure and purpose, as crafted by his father, Sir Edmund Hillary, part of the first climbing team to summit the world’s tallest peak.

Conrad Prebys Performing Arts Center
La Jolla, CA
Fri January 19, 2024
@ 8:00 pm

Jean Fruth – Sports Photographer

In a league of her own… as one of the few women to cover the Majors, Jean Fruth brings a fresh perspective to America’s favorite pastime.

Lone Tree Arts Center
Lone Tree, CO
Sun January 21, 2024
@ 3:00 pm

Jamie Metzl – Futurist

Tomorrow is here. Futurist Jamie Metzl says it doesn’t have to be scary.

Victoria Theatre – Dayton Live
Dayton, OH