Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ Captain ‘Sully’ and More Set to Speak in Colorado

By Shawn Patrick on July 26, 2023
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The best speech I’ve heard in my life was when I saw Ambassador Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger talk about landing his plane in the Hudson River, and I spent much of my childhood watching “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” so needless to say I am excited for a new public speaker series will take place in Colorado.

The Colorado Speaker Series will bring seven public figures to the Bellco Theatre at the Colorado Convention Center.

The series will be held Nov. 14 through April 20, and will feature Dr. Anthony Fauci, Liz Cheney, Stacey Abrams, Bill Nye, Ambassador Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger, Capt. Scott Kelly, and Dr. Robert Ballard.

Each event will last 90 minutes and include prepared remarks or a presentation from the speaker, followed by a moderated Q&A discussion.

Organizers said the Colorado Speaker Series will be sold as a full season of seven evenings, and tickets will not be sold individually.

Season tickets are now on sale at

Here’s the full lineup:

Dr. Anthony Fauci

  • Tuesday, Nov. 14, 2023 – 7:30 pm
  • Former director of National Institute of Allery and Infectious Diseases

Liz Cheney

  • Friday, Jan. 26, 2024 – 7:30 pm
  • U.S. representative, Wyoming, from 2017-2023

Stacey Abrams

  • Wednesday, April 3, 2024 – 7:30 pm
  • Political leader, lawyer, author
  • Georgia House of Representatives from 2007-2017

Bill Nye

  • Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2023 – 7:30 pm
  • Scientist, engineer, comedian, author, inventor

Ambassador Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger

  • Saturday, April 20, 2024 – 7:30 pm
  • U.S. Air Force fighter pilot
  • Captain of US Airways Hudson River emergency landing

Capt. Scott Kelly

  • Thursday, Feb. 15, 2024 – 7:30 pm
  • U.S. astronaut, retired U.S. Navy captain

Dr. Robert Ballard

  • Thursday, March 7, 2024 – 7:30 pm
  • Undersea explorer who discovered RMS Titanic

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