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Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016

Reza Aslan

My Journey through the world's religions

Texas Hall

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Nicolas Kristof and Sheryl Wudunn

A Path Appears: How An Individual Can Change the World

Texas Hall

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016

Alexandra Cousteau

This Blue Planet: Preserving and Sustaining a Healthy Earth

Texas Hall

Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017

Kevin O'Leary

Swimming With a Shark: An Evening with Kevin O’Leary

College Park Center

Tuesday, Mar. 7, 2017

Fareed Zakaria

The Politics and Culture of the Global Economy

College Park Center

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The University of Texas at Arlington is proud to announce the 2016-17 Maverick Speakers Series. Presenting sponsor of the new season is OVERTURE DFW, a 55+ living for a New Generation community. We’re following up a phenomenal 2015-16 season with a slate of thought-provoking speakers with lectures on world affairs, conservation, entrepreneurship, religion, and more.

This year we’re also announcing a new ticket structure. Students, faculty, and staff can still reserve general admission tickets for free (limit two). For the general public, there will be a modest fee of $5 per ticket. Preferred seating is $35, and season tickets are $150 each. Join us for another exciting season!


The University of Texas at Arlington Maverick Speakers Series provides a forum for today’s brightest minds to examine the ideas, actions, solutions, and people that impact the world around us. Now approaching its ninth season, the Maverick Speakers Series has featured such renowned voices as Michio Kaku, Seth Meyers, Emmitt Smith, Bill Nye, Anderson Cooper, Soledad O’Brien, Daymond John, and Jane Goodall. This isn’t your average lecture series. These are thought-provoking conversations led by innovators who make change happen. The Maverick Speakers is about making a difference, one big idea at a time. That’s what Mavericks do.


Overture is a new modern 55+ for rent active adult housing brand and has been established to meet the needs of the growing active adult population. Overture communities are highly amenitized luxury apartment communities with a hospitality-centric service package. Each community is tailored to meet the needs of the growing number of active adults 55+ looking for downsizing opportunities and a sense of peer community. Overture properties offer a vibrant resort lifestyle, maintenance-free living, social activities and an environment focused on healthy living and wellness. For more information on Overture, visit