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.
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
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
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
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
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
Jamie Metzl – Futurist
Tomorrow is here. Futurist Jamie Metzl says it doesn’t have to be scary.
Victoria Theatre – Dayton Live