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Experience The Talks Of The Town!

The Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California - seven powerful evenings guaranteed to inspire, enlighten, entertain and inform!

The Distinguished Speaker Series of Southern California, with its season running from October 2014 to May 2015, continues a tradition of excellence by offering audiences in Pasadena, Redondo Beach, and Thousand Oaks the opportunity to experience and learn from seven remarkable individuals who have changed the world and shaped our lives…

Subscribers will have the opportunity to enjoy seven candid and relaxed evenings with world leaders, Pulitzer Prize winners, best-selling authors, explorers and celebrated personalities offering profound insights and lively discussion.

Now in its eighteenth season, the series continues by offering you the opportunity to share in an incredible event that you will remember for a lifetime.

The Distinguished Speaker Series was launched in 1997 and since then audiences have journeyed back in time and around the globe, traveled from the deepest oceans to Mt. Everest, from the Middle East to Capitol Hill to outer space and back to Wall Street with such remarkable speakers as Bill Clinton, Tony Blair, Laura Bush, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Margaret Thatcher, Queen Noor, Colin Powell, Madeleine Albright, Henry Kissinger, Shimon Peres, Tom Brokaw, Rosalynn Carter, Robert Redford, Benazir Bhutto, Bill Cosby, Anderson Cooper, Walter Cronkite, Thomas Friedman, Maya Angelou, Amy Tan, Elie Wiesel, Jane Goodall, Bob Woodward, David McCullough, Garrison Keillor, Bill O’Reilly, George Stephanopoulos, Whoopi Goldberg, Dr. Andrew Weil, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Robert Kennedy, Jr., John Wooden, Sally Ride, Ken Burns, Betty White, Yo Yo Ma, Ron Howard, Anthony Bourdain, Caroline Kennedy and more.

Audiences throughout the greater Los Angeles area have three locations to experience the series: the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center and the Bank of America Performing Arts Center at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza.