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.

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Upcoming Events

WAB Distinguished Speaker Alumni Series: Following the Music

Past Speakers

Did you miss an event? View past presentations here.

Kevin Wang

Artist Kevin Wang created a sculpture that was presented in association with the United Nations Children's Fund.

Anton Nel

Anton Nel is a world-renowned classical pianist and winner of the 1987 Naumburg International Piano Competition.

Peter van Kets

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

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.

Zhang Lin

800-meter freestyle swimming champion Zhang Lin shared the rousing story of his journey from underdog to Olympic silver medalist.

Bea Johnson

Bea Johnson inspired us with secrets to a waste-free lifestyle that is stylish, budget-friendly, and within your reach.

DSS Video Presentations

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.


Kevin Wang: December 3, 2019


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