Distinguished Speaker Series
The Western Academy of Beijing is connecting our students with exceptional people who inspire. These distinguished speakers are invited to WAB from all over the world, and through their experiences and stories, challenge our newest generation to make a difference.
All Distinguished Speaker Series are free of charge and open not only to WAB students, parents and staff, but also to the community. RSVP to reserve your seat now.
Artist Kevin Wang created a sculpture that was presented in association with the United Nations Children's Fund.
Anton Nel is a world-renowned classical pianist and winner of the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition.
Named the Adventurer of the Year in 2011, Kets has rowed across the Atlantic twice, trekked unsupported to the South Pole, and dog-sledded in the North Pole.
Zach Bonner started a non-profit foundation at age 7 to help end homelessness. Red Wagon has since made a difference in the lives of thousands of children.
800-meter freestyle swimming champion Zhang Lin shared the rousing story of his journey from underdog to Olympic silver medalist.
Bea Johnson inspired us with secrets to a waste-free lifestyle that is stylish, budget-friendly, and within your reach.
View our latest Distinguished Speaker Series presentations here.
WAB has successfully hosted over 40 DSS events - look for more coming in our 2020-21 school year.