Distinguished Speaker Series

In keeping with our tradition of encouraging thoughtful inquiry and open dialogue, our Distinguished Speaker Series welcomes thought leaders to share their experiences with both the school and local community on a wide range of topics, including education, creativity, leadership, faith, community, service, and issues facing adolescents. The series exposes students to new ideas and ways of thinking as they grow into leaders who are globally literate, entrepreneurial, and grounded in Augustinian values.

Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson came to visit Malvern Prep in October 2013. He gave a keynote presentation titled Leading a Culture of Innovation. Following, he a Trung Le, Principal Designer, Third Teacher +/Cannon Design, had a roundtable discussion on innovations in education

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Chris Herren

Our Fall 2018 Distinguished Speaker was Chris Herren, a former NBA professional basketball legend and author of Basketball Junkie, a memoir in which he shares his story of abuse and recovery.

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Adam Bryant

Adam Bryant visited Malvern Prep in March 2014. He is the best-selling author of The Corner Office: Indispensable and Unexpected Lessons from CEOs on How to Lead and Succeed

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Platon

Platon, a world-renowned photographer, came to visit Malvern Prep in October 2014 as part of the school's year-long investigation into the idea of "Creation".

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Pablo Torre

Dr. Samil Aledin, a brand consumption researcher from Finland who studies how teenagers use brands in their daily lives, visited Malvern Prep in April 2016 to share the results of his international brand-bullying project with the Malvern community.

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Judy Shepard

Judy Shepard visited Malvern Prep in the Fall of 2015 to share his message of hope, acceptance, and love. Judy Shepard is an anti-hate crime activist and mother of Matthew Shepard, a young man who was brutally attacked, and passed away because he was gay. Judy Shepard is determined to use her grief over her son's death to make a difference - to do what she can to ensure that no parent will have to endure what she has.

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Dr. Samil Aledin

Dr. Samil Aledin, a brand consumption researcher from Finland who studies how teenagers use brands in their daily lives, visited Malvern Prep in April 2016 to share the results of his international brand-bullying project with the Malvern community.

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