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Face to Face Speaker Forum Season 4 Lineup

Wake Forest University recently released its Face to Face Speaker Forum season 4 lineup! The speaker list includes high-profile public figures like Peyton Manning and John Legend.


Face to Face Speaker Forum Season 4 Lineup
Graphic courtesy of Wake Forest University


What is the Face to Face Speaker Forum?

Wake Forest University launched the first season in 2020 to benefit Wake Forest and the Winston-Salem community.

Speaker forum events have covered various topics like politics, art and entertainment, social justice, business, and science. Past speakers have included former President George W. Bush, Trevor Noah, and Yo-Yo Ma.


Who’s Coming in Season 4?

September 11: Peyton Manning at LJVM Coliseum

The NFL’s only five-time MVP, Hall of Fame Quarterback, and two-time Super Bowl Champion

November 21: Anderson Cooper at Wait Chapel

CNN anchor, a correspondent for CBS’s “60 Minutes,” and Emmy award winner

December 5: Jesmyn Ward at Wait Chapel

American novelist, one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People, and MacArthur Genius Grant recipient

Note: Jesmyn Ward’s speaking event will be free to the public!

February 27: David Brooks at Wait Chapel

Bestselling author, op-ed columnist at the New York Times, and commentator on “PBS NewsHour”

April 8: John Legend at LJVM Coliseum

Critically acclaimed, multiplatinum singer-songwriter and the first African American man to earn an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award

You might hear team members Christy and Jacob singing “All of Me” in the audience.


Getting Tickets

Season subscriptions went on sale on May 1. There are multiple tier levels with varying prices starting at $304.98.

Tickets for individual events will go on sale starting on August 1.


While you wait for the next season to begin, check out these movie and concert series coming to Winston-Salem!


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