VIP Distinguished Speaker Series
The VIP Distinguished Speaker Series at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the nation's foremost executive speaker series. An event dedicated to highlighting the views, insights, and perspectives of accomplished and inspiring business leaders, students are given the opportunity to learn from some of the most prominent speakers in modern business.
Due to COVID-19, all VIP events will temporarily take place through Zoom. Check back soon for more details on upcoming speakers!
VIP Speaker events are held any day Monday through Thursday, with the primary event taking place from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The event consists of a fireside chat hosted by a prestigious member of the McCombs faculty, followed by an open floor question and answer session with the audience.
Ruth Porat, CFO of Alphabet and Google
Bob Iger, President and CEO of the Walt Disney Company
Kenneth Chenault, former Chairman and CEO of American Express
Indra Nooyi, former Chairman and CEO of PepsiCo
Jeff Immelt, former Chairman and CEO of General Electric
Michael Dell, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Dell
Randall Stephenson, Chairman and CEO of AT&T
Herb Kelleher, Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Southwest Airlines
Rex Tillerson, former Secretary of State and Chairman and CEO of ExxonMobil
At the University of Texas at Austin, students live by the phrase “What Starts Here Changes The World,” and it is thanks to individuals such as those listed above that UT students continue to be a global force for change.
Visit our YouTube channel to watch past VIP Speakers.