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OCL Fall Speaker Preview

Author Name: Sam Helm  

Published On Jun 19th, 2018

FALL SPEAKER PREVIEW

Thoughtful and entertaining, provocative and proactive, political and poignant: these are just a few of the words that describe the talent on this list. Compiled and collected with input and information made available by talent agencies across the U.S., the list below represents some of the most engaging speakers available for colleges during Fall of 2018.

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MIKE MUSE

With a heated political climate and mid-term elections closing in, Mike Muse, with his #1Issue campaign, is arguably the most relevant and important speaker on college campuses today.

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CHARM LADONNA

World-class choreographer and creative director for superstars like Kendrick Lamar, Britney Spears, and Madonna, Charm's interactive lecture is unlike anything currently available in the college market.

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POD SAVE AMERICA

Four Obama White House alums bring no BS conversation about current events and politics. The hosts provide an easily digestible breakdown of the news that matters and explain what you can do about it.

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NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON

STEM advocate and host of Cosmos and Star Talk, NDT is an author and champion of science literacy.

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LILY LEDBETTER

Equal pay for equal work. Meet the woman who laid the foundation for economic empowerment.

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DAVID OYELOWO

The acclaimed star of Selma, David Oyelowo is a great fit for campuses everywhere. Don't miss out.

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JONATHAN VAN NESS

A star of Queer Eye, Van Ness is capable of both comedy and substance in a powerful on campus performance.

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DON LEMON

CNN anchor and news personality, Don Lemon brings candid perspective to the biggest headlines. 

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W. KAMAU BELL

Host of The United Shades of America, W. Kamau Bell has a long history on campuses as a comic and political satirist.

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JESSE WILLIAMS

Star on Grey's Anatomy and producer for Stay Woke: The Black Lives Matter Movement, Jesse is a campus favorite.

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MICHAEL MANN

Nobel Laureate and creator of the famous "Hockey Stick" graph in climate science, Mann has truth to share.

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TALITHIA WILLIAMS

Host of NOVA Wonders on PBS, Talithia Williams unpacks and explains complex numerical concepts.

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MARIA HINOJOSA

Journalist and producer of Latino USA on NPR, Maria Hinojosa is a powerful voice on immigration reform.

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BILL NYE

The Science Guy isn't done teaching the youth of America. This Renaissance Man is a campus icon.

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ALISON BECHDEL

Author of Fun Home and creator of the Bechdel Test, Alison Bechdel is a talented artist and writer.

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KELLY CHOI

New York Emmy award winner, Kelly Choi, is a creator and host of "Eat Out NY" and a health lifestyle advocate.

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VAN JONES

Green jobs advisor to the Obama White House and CNN contributor, Van Jones is an activist and author.

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JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS

How do you define American? This question defines Vargas's outstanding performance as he explores the country today.

 

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