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Changemaker Speaker Series - Changing the world, one story at a time.
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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.

2024-25 Season

Stadium Credit Jean Fruth
Jean Fruth Studio Portrait
Fri November 8, 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.

Venue
Bank of America Performing Arts Center
Location
Thousand Oaks, CA
Thu November 21, 2024
@ 7:00 pm

Anand Varma – Photographer

From the life cycle of a honeybee to the lightning-fast hummingbird, discover the hidden worlds just beyond our perception. Step into a world of wonder with biologist-turned-photographer Anand Varma as he unlocks the mysteries of nature through cutting-edge photography techniques.

Venue
Blackhawk Museum
Location
Danville, CA
Thu January 9, 2025
@ 7:00 pm

Michael Yamashita – Photographer

Join National Geographic master photographer Michael Yamashita as he follows in the footsteps of Marco Polo, the greatest Western explorer of all time, reliving his 13th Century odyssey along the Silk Road to Asia, and back across the South China Sea, connecting the East and West for the first time.

Venue
Washington Center for the Performing Arts
Location
Olympia, WA
Tue January 14, 2025
@ 7:30 pm

Ami Vitale – Photographer

Join Photographer, Filmmaker, and Writer Ami Vitale as she shares uplifting narratives, where hope and collective action are shaping a brighter future for our planet.

Venue
Wharton Center for the Performing Arts
Location
East Lansing, MI
Wed January 15, 2025
@ 7:30 pm

Terry Virts -Astronaut

After 200 consecutive days in space, Commander Terry Virts has some down-to-earth tips about life on our planet.

Venue
Fox Tucson Theatre
Location
Tucson, AZ
Fri January 17, 2025
@ 7:30 pm

Ami Vitale – Photographer

Join Photographer, Filmmaker, and Writer Ami Vitale as she shares uplifting narratives, where hope and collective action are shaping a brighter future for our planet.

Venue
Lone Tree Arts Center
Location
Lone Tree, CO