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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

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Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner Headshot
Tue May 20, 2025
@ 7:30 pm

Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner – Climber

To take the final steps to the highest point of the world’s 14 tallest peaks, to feel a oneness with everything—this is what motivated Austrian mountaineer Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner to become one of the great climbers of our time.

Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts
Kansas City, MO