Upcoming Speakers

Ray Davis and Chris Young

Postponed – Date to Be Announced | Longview

An Evening with Ray Davis and Chris Young of the Texas Rangers, which had been set for Feb. 1, has been postponed.
Information regarding a rescheduled event will be forthcoming.
All paid sponsors and ticketholders will be receiving refunds through the Belcher Center box office beginning Jan. 11. If ETSF or the Belcher Center is in receipt of your uncashed check sent in the past few days, it will be destroyed.
Thank you for your continuing support of the East Texas Speakers Forum and please watch your email inbox and social media updates for news of the event being rescheduled for later this year.

Featured Talks & Speakers

The East Texas Speakers Forum is a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing high-quality, inspiring individuals to speak on the local stage in East Texas to help enhance civic engagement and community education. Learn more about our previous speakers.

An Evening with President George W. Bush

The inaugural speaking event of the East Texas Speakers Forum featured “An Evening with President George W. Bush” at the LeTourneau University Belcher Center in Longview. Bush served as the 46th Governor of Texas and as the 41st President of the United States. After his Presidency, George and Laura Bush founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center in Dallas, Texas. 

An Evening with Colonel Martha McSally

The East Texas Speakers Forum presented “An Evening with Martha McSally” on May 4, 2023 at the Memorial City Hall in Marshall.  A real life Top Gun pilot, McSally was the first woman to fly a fighter jet in combat and command a fighter squadron in combat.

An Evening with
Patrick Mahomes

The East Texas Speakers Forum presented “An Evening with Patrick Mahomes” at April 1, 2023 at the UT Tyler Cowan Center in Tyler. An East Texas native, Mahomes serves as the quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs. Mahomes has earned many NFL accolades over the years, including MVP of Super Bowl LIV and Super Bowl LVII. He also was recognized as the 2018 and 2022 NFL MVP.

The East Texas Speakers Forum

is a nonprofit organization led by a group of volunteers, including a representative of each of these founding sponsors:

Christus Health
LeTourneau University
Longview News-Journal
Texas Bank and Trust
Tyler Morning Telegraph
University of Texas at Tyler

Our Sponsors

Letourneau
Texas bank and trust
The Tyler Paper
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