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

The University of Texas at Arlington’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. You won’t want to miss a single event in our 2019-20 season, which features legendary journalist Bob Woodward, renowned thought-leader Dr. Jackson Katz, former U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power, hip hop star Common, and tech entrepreneur and best-selling author Vivek Wadhwa. Tickets for the season or individual speakers are available now at

This isn’t your average lecture series. These are thought-provoking conversations led by innovators who make change happen. The Maverick Speakers Series is about making a difference, one big idea at a time. That’s what Mavericks do.