Due to the restrictions and uncertainty of Covid-19, the 2020 Speaker Series has been postponed. Please check back for 2021 announcement to come.
In addition to philanthropic support, the John T. Vucurevich Foundation has sponsored spectacular speaking events since 1993. The Foundation has hosted numerous national and international speakers who all have a vision for the future, promote understanding and awareness in the world, and who may be an inspiration to the people of Rapid City and the surrounding area.
The Foundation seeks speakers of national and international reputation, who have made significant contributions in their respective fields to come to Rapid City to share their ideas.
Ticket sales cover only a small portion of the cost of these events. The balance is paid for by the John T. Vucurevich Foundation and is a gift to the people of this community.
Siddhartha Mukherjee, M.D.,
Oncologist, cancer researcher and Pulitzer Prize-winning science writer
Co-Founder of Tesla
British Prime Minister – 2010-2016
Virtuoso of the Violin
Neil deGrasse Tyson,
Astrophysicist, cosmologist, author and host of Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey
New York Times Columnist and Author
Co-Founder of Apple, Inc.
Former Secretary of Defense
Coach Mike Krzyzewski,
Legendary Duke Basketball Coach
Steve Levitt & Stephen Dubner,
Best-Selling Authors of Freakonomics
Gen. Tommy Franks, USA (Ret.),
Former Commander of U.S. Central Command
Doris Kearns Goodwin,
Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author & Presidential Historian
Host of America’s Most Wanted
Dr. Sylvia Earle,
Pulitzer Prize Winning Journalist
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan
Former Prime Minister of Israel
Dr. Beck Weathers,
Mt. Everest Survivor
Dr. James Watson,
Scientist & Nobel Prize Winner
Former President of South Africa
Former U.S. Secretary of State
Dr. Jane Goodall, PhD, CBE Primetologist
Sandra Day O’Connor,
Former Supreme Court Justice
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Dr. Bernie Siegel,
Former Prime Minister of Britain