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Palm Springs Speaks

A World Class Speaker Series

What is Palm Springs Speaks?

Palm Springs Speaks is a speaker series that brings distinguished speakers from the worlds of politics, wellness, and entertainment to the Coachella Valley in California.
Past guests have included former Vice President Al Gore, Bob Woodward, Deepak Chopra, Janet Mock, Jane Fonda, Dame Joan Collins, and Rick Steves, just to name a few.

We are a fundraising vehicle benefiting The Friends of the Palm Springs Public Library.

Our Next Speaker

Temple Grandin

Friday, Nov 17
7:30 pm
Palm Springs Cultural Center

Temple Grandin is a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and she has been a pioneer in improving the handling and welfare of farm animals. She was born in Boston, Massachusetts. Temple’s achievements are remarkable because she was an autistic child. At age two she had no speech and all the signs of severe autism. Many hours of speech therapy, and intensive teaching enabled Temple to learn speech. As a teenager, life was hard with constant teasing. Inspired by her high school science teacher and her aunt on her ranch in Arizona motivated Temple to study and pursue a career as a scientist and livestock equipment designer.

Tickets: $35 rear reserved, $50 general admission, $75 premium reserved, and $125 VIP with reception on-stage, photo, and book.


Our Upcoming Speakers

Fran Drescher
Thursday, Jan. 25, 2024

Terry McMillan
Tuesday, Feb 27, 2024

Billy Dee Williams
Thursday, March 7, 2024


We can’t do this alone…it takes a village to continuously present high caliber speaker events.
We have various levels of sponsorship opportunities available!

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Benefactor Sponsor

Palm Springs Speaks started in 2017 initially by the Palm Springs Cultural Center and the Friends of the Palm Springs Public Library but has evolved with the Friends as sole benefactor/presenting sponsor. This speaker series was developed to bring noted speakers representing many walks of life to the Coachella Valley. Proceeds go to support the Palm Springs Public Library.

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