2016 Calendar

We are proud to bring an array of talent to our speaker series stage in 2016! First up will be three outstanding sisters whose careers have taken them down paths from women’s health to civil rights to beauty. Talk about girl power!

Our summer presentation will showcase three powerful men—Dan Roth, Executive Editor of LinkedIn; Evan Roth, a financial powerhouse; and Junior Bridgeman, an entrepreneurial superstar and former pro-ball player–in a rare live-audience podcast!

In the fall, we round out the year with Jon Carloftis, a landscape designer whose celebrated reputation as a pioneer in the field exceeds not only Kentucky’s boundaries, but the nation’s as well.

All events include a one-hour reception with our guests followed by a program. Tickets are $25 and include appetizers from Wiltshire Pantry, water and soft drinks.There is also a cash bar.

2016 Speaker Series Calendar of Events

Wednesday, March 16
Rebecca, Lady and Cecil Booth with “Sister Act”

Tales of True Life, Family & Success in The Worlds of Science, Civil Rights & Girl Power
Moderated by Kirby Adams

Henry Clay Building at 604 South 3rd Street
Reception, 5pm. Program, 6pm

Lady, Cecil, and Rebecca Booth

Lady, Cecil, and Rebecca Booth

Please join Kentucky to the World on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 for an engaging discussion as three highly successful, native Louisville sisters – an MD and author, an attorney, and a beauty marketing executive – bring to the stage fascinating stories of how their individual professions and passions have brought them love and togetherness in unexpected ways.

For more about the careers of Rebecca Booth, Lady Booth Olson and Cecil Booth, as well as Kirby Adams, please visit SPEAKER SERIES 2016 Bios.


Wednesday, August 3
Junior Bridgeman Interview by Evan and Co-host Daniel Roth
for Breaking the Mold Live Podcast

Henry Clay Building at 604 South 3rd Street
Reception, 5:30pm. Program, 6:30pm.

Daniel and Evan Roth

Daniel and Evan Roth

Junior Bridgeman

Junior Bridgeman

This podcast with Louisville natives Evan Roth, host, and Dan Roth, guest co-host, explores the people and issues fueling business today through brotherly debate and an interview that focuses on their guest’s path to success. Their guest will be franchise entrepreneur Junior Bridgeman. The program will conclude with a Q&A.

For more about the careers of Evan Roth, Dan Roth, and Junior Bridgeman, please visit SPEAKER SERIES Featured Guests.


Monday, October 24
Wendy Whelan
To the Point: A Conversation with Emily Bingham

The Kentucky Center at 501 West Main Street
Reception, 5:30pm. Program, 6:30pm.

Wendy Whelan - Nisian Hughes, Photographer low-resMillions know Wendy Whelan as America’s premier ballerina, but few know the woman inside the dance icon. Join us on October 24, 2016, for an intimate conversation with this dancer who has thrilled audiences for over three decades as she talks about the future and embracing her creative power.

I honestly feel like I’m bursting with something. I’m deciding who I want to dance with, what I want to do each day. It’s not a place I’ve been at in my career before… It’s daunting and scary, and so beautiful.
-Wendy Whelan

Join us for a pre-show reception beginning at 5:30 PM.

Presented in partnership with The Kentucky Center.

For more about the career of Wendy Whelan, please visit SPEAKER SERIES 2016 Bios.