The Audi Speaker Series brings the world’s greatest minds to Las Vegas as The Smith Center invites visionaries and intellectuals from technology, religion, philosophy, politics, and other disciplines to come speak on our stage. No two shows are alike, so a ticket to the Speaker Series is a ticket to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.
Upcoming Speakers in the Series:
An Evening with David Sedaris
Sunday, November 23, 2014, 7:30p.m.
Celebrated NPR humorist comes for an evening of cutting wit, social satire, and riveting conversation, including a question and answer session! In celebration of his latest #1 bestselling New York Times release Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls.
Ira Glass: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host
Saturday, January 17, 2015, 7:30p.m.
This American Life host Ira Glass has been working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to invent a show that combines two art forms that – as Glass puts it – “have no business being together – dance and radio.”
An Evening with Garrison Keillor
Thursday, April 16, 2015, 7:30p.m.
With a wonderful, dry sense of humor (and sometimes with music), Garrison Keiller, the acclaimed host of A Prairie Home Companion, captivates audiences using his unique blend of comedy, class, charisma, and wisdom.
Hal Prince’s Broadway: An Evening in Word and Song
Thursday, May 14, 2015, 7:30p.m.
No individual has played a more pivotal a role in shaping Broadway than director/producer Hal Prince. During this moderated interview, Prince reflects on his legendary career complemented by live performances of his works sung by soloists interlaced throughout.