Save the Date: Impact Symposium

The student-led Impact Symposium was established 60 years ago to bring leaders and intellectuals from around the world to Vanderbilt University to encourage discussion on current issues affecting our world. Plan to join this year’s anniversary celebration on Thursday, March 21, and Tuesday, March 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

Two special guests will share their unique perspectives on this year’s theme: Voices of Truth: Navigating Identity, Journalism, and Social Commentary. More details on the guests will be shared after spring break, but save the dates now to be part of this year’s symposium.

The symposium has welcomed almost 200 speakers so far, including the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Stokely Carmichael, Barry Goldwater and George Wallace, Edward Kennedy and George McGovern, Allen Ginsberg and William F. Buckley; leaders such as Jimmy Carter and Gerald Ford, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and former secretary of state Gen. Colin Powell; and influencers like Spike Lee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Common.

Read about the history of the Impact Symposium.