Featured Speakers Series


Posted 08/02/2022:  Tickets will be available Aug. 15 for Erin Brockovich, the brash legal clerk turned environmental powerhouse, who has been rescheduled to speak at Kent State University at Stark as part of the campus’ Featured Speakers Series.

Brockovich will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 13, in Timken Great Hall at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center, 6000 Frank Ave. NW. 


  • Due to limited seating capacity, tickets will not be honored from Brockovich’s previously scheduled speaking engagement in April.
  • New tickets must be obtained.
  • Lectures are free and open to the public.
  • Tickets are required for entrance and seating is limited. All seating is general admission.
  • Ticket distribution is first-come, first-served. Limit two (2) tickets per person.
  • Pick up tickets for Erin Brockovich beginning Monday, Aug. 15, in the Office of Student Services, 132 Main Hall, during regular business hours:
    Monday - Tuesday: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Wednesday - Friday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • No phone or email reservations will be taken and tickets will not be mailed.
  • Lectures are held at the Kent State Stark Conference Center. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.
  • For disability accommodations, email starkcmc@kent.edu no later than two weeks prior to the lecture date.

TUESDAY, SEPT. 13, 2022
7:30 P.M.

Tickets available Monday, Aug. 15, 2022

While it’s been over 20 years since Julia Roberts starred in the Oscar-winning film, “Erin Brockovich”, it turned an unknown legal researcher into a 20th century icon by showcasing how her dogged persistence was the impelling force behind the largest medical settlement lawsuit in history. Today, Erin Brockovich is president of Brockovich Research & Consulting, and she is currently involved in numerous environmental projects worldwide. She has requests for her help in groundwater contamination complaints in every state within the country, Australia and other international hot spots. A best-selling author, Brockovich’s latest release, “Superman’s Not Coming: Our National Water Crisis and What We the People Can Do About It”, drew wide media attention before its publication.


2022-2023 speakers to be announced at a later date.

Kent State University at Stark's Featured Speakers Series brings national and international experts in civil rights, politics, education, environmental activism, literature and arts to campus.

The community is invited to attend Kent State University at Stark’s Featured Speakers Series with an impressive selection of personalities. For 30 years, this popular Kent State Stark series has attracted thousands of campus and community members who take advantage of a rare opportunity to be introduced to national and international experts on a wide range of topics and issues that shape our society. 

Notable figures have included Golden Globe-winning actor Henry Winkler, civil rights activist Jesse Jackson, national political broadcaster George Stephanopoulos, journalist and National Geographic Explorer host Lisa Ling, tennis star Billie Jean King, rags-to-riches prodigy Chris Gardner, legendary drummer Max Weinberg, ice cream entrepreneur Jerry Greenfield, cinematographer Spike Lee, CNN's broadcast journalist Anderson Cooper, Supreme Court Justice Alan Page, distinguished astronaut Mark Kelly, best-selling author Nicholas Sparks and acclaimed journalists Soledad O'Brien and John Quinones. View our former Featured Speakers.