2023-24 Season

Compelling Conversations to Stimulate Your Mind

LeVar Burton kicked off the 2023-24 Maverick Speakers Series with a sold out event. Our next speaker will be world-renowned portrait photographer Platon on March 5th.

Meet the speakers

Our 2023-24 season is about making a difference, one big idea at a time.

Actor, Director, TV Host -

LeVar Burton

Thursday, October 5, 2023 @ 7:30 P.M.

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World-Renowned, Award-Winning Photographer and Founder of The People's Portfolio -


Tuesday, March 5, 2024 @ 7:30 P.M.

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Mavericks are bold difference-makers whose ideas need to be heard

About the series

UTA's 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.

In previous years, the Maverick Speakers Series has featured such renowned voices as Jack Hanna, Terry Crews, Anna Deavere Smith, Seth Meyers, Emmitt Smith, Soledad O’Brien, Bill Nye, Jane Goodall, and many more.