Calling all curious minds and lifelong learners…don’t miss the incredible second season of the  Face to Face Speaker Forum!

Wake Forest University presents the 2022-2023 Face to Face Speaker Forum, bringing world-class speakers to Winston-Salem for four signature keynote events at the Lawrence Joel Veteran’s Memorial (LJVM) Coliseum and Wake Forest University’s Wait Chapel.

This dynamic speaker series delves into a variety of topics, including political affairs, arts & culture, innovation & business, and social justice & global issues.

Schedule of In-Person Events

  • Sept. 14, 2022 – America’s 43rd President George W. Bush and author, historian, and presidential biographer Jon Meacham at LJVM Coliseum
  • Nov. 15, 2022 – Internationally renowned author Thomas Friedman at Wait Chapel
  • February 23, 2023Bryan Stevenson  — Social justice activist, public interest lawyer, author of the best-selling book “Just Mercy” also adapted to a feature film at Wait Chapel
  • April 12, 2023Kristin Chenoweth — Emmy and Tony Award-winning actor and singer best known for her role as Glinda in the musical ” Wicked at the LJVM Coliseum

Season subscription tickets are available for purchase HERE. Depending on availability, single tickets will be available for purchase 45 days prior to each event.


Stay, play, learn, and return to Winston-Salem to catch all Speaker Forum events! These special overnight packages are exclusive to Face to Face ticket holders.

*Proceeds from the program will support student scholarships for need-based recipients at Wake Forest University. Learn more about the program here.