Date Change – The Economic Club of SW Michigan presents Anderson Cooper

June 11, 2017

6:55 pm

Grand Upton Hall & Mainstage

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Event Description


Broadcast Journalist and Anchor of CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360”

“A lot of compelling stories in the world aren’t being told, and the fact that people don’t know about them only compounds the suffering.” – Anderson Cooper


Anderson Cooper gives a fresh and fearless account of front-page news as anchor and host for CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360o. For 25 years, he’s covered most of the major events in the world, providing a new breed of broadcast journalism that unveils the human-side of each story. Most recently he has played a pivotal role in CNN’s political and election coverage and has immersed viewers deeper into the lives rocked by the mass shooting in Orlando, Fla. and the conflicts in Egypt, Iraq and Syria.

Prior to joining CNN, Cooper was an ABC news correspondent and before that, Channel One’s chief international correspondent, bringing stories from Bosnia, Haiti and Somalia to 12,000 classrooms nationwide.

A best-selling author, Cooper’s Dispatches from the Edge, includes memoirs of war and disaster coverage including the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans — a CNN story that also won the Peabody Award. His most recent book, The Rainbow Comes and Goes (2016), shares the correspondence between him and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt.

During our last meeting of the series be ready for the unexpected as Cooper delivers his 360o Look at World Events.”


Thanks to an exciting partnership with The Mendel Center and The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan, this season you can hear some of today’s biggest names when you purchase tickets to The Economic Club through the box office.

Anderson Cooper’s presentation on June 11 is the final event of our 2016-17 Speakers Series. Watch for details on becoming a 2017-18 member of The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series available later this Summer.


Grand Upton Hall Single Ticket:

Grand Upton Hall tickets are available for members only for this event. Seating will be on a first-come, first-seated basis.

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Typical Meeting Format
5:30 p.m. Doors open and a cash bar is available until dinner. Seating will be open to all Dinner and Speaker-Only ticket holders.
6:00 p.m. Dinner served by wait staff.
6:55 p.m. Broadcast of Mainstage Q&A.
7:20 p.m. Speaker introduction.

Upton Hall Q&A: Begins immediately following the speech and is approximately 40 minutes.



Typical Meeting Format

6:00 PM Doors open and members may enjoy a social hour with light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar.

6:55 PM 20-minute Q&A session with the speaker in person

7:20 PM Speaker introduction, speech, and 40-minute Q&A are broadcast live from Grand Upton Hall on a big screen in the Mainstage Theater.


Mainstage Single Tickets: You will be seated in the Mainstage on a first-come, first-honored basis.  Mainstage single tickets are $50 each.

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