Forty-Niner Forum Speakers Series

Formerly titled the Distinguished Speakers Forum, the Forty-Niner Forum Speakers Series is responsible for gauging the interests of the UNC Charlotte Community, and supplying the community with dynamic, diverse, and engaging speakers involved in those identified interests. In addition, the Center for Leadership Development offers PILOT leadership program credit for each event.

To join the Forty-Niner Forum Committee: apply here. Or for more information, contact us at or 704-687-LEAD (5323).


Recent Event:



Whitney's viral YouTube video series, "A Fat Girl Dancing," thrust her into the spotlight and sparked a global conversation about body image. As a body-positive activist and self-love advocate, Whitney founded the 'No Body Shame' Campaign to help men and women of every variety love and live their lives free of shame.      

Unless otherwise stated, our events are FREE & OPEN to the public! Please visit Parking Services for more information on visitor parking.

Students or visitors to campus who need accommodations for a public campus event should contact Disability Services at 704-687-0040 or at For more information, click here to visit UNC Charlotte's Accessibility website.