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Anousheh Ansari - Lewisville Talks

  • Date: January 30, 2020 7:00 p.m.  
  • Location: MCL Grand
    100 N. Charles
    Lewisville, Texas 75057
  • Introduction: Entrepreneur and first female private space explorer

Anousheh Ansari in spaceReaching for the Stars with Anousheh Ansari
Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020*
7 p.m.

Entrepreneur and first female private space explorer Anousheh Ansari will be the featured speaker for the next Lewisville Talks- City Speakers Series event on Jan. 30 with her talk titled Reaching for the Stars.

On September 18, 2006, Ansari captured headlines around the world as the first female private space explorer. Ansari earned a place in history as the fourth private explorer to visit space and the first astronaut of Iranian descent. Ansari is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder and chairman of Prodea Systems, a technology company working to unleash the power of the Internet to all consumers and dramatically alter and simplify consumer’s digital living experience. She currently works to enable social entrepreneurs to bring about radical change globally, with organizations such as X Prize, ASHOKA and the PARSA Community Foundation, and through her public talks.

Ansari will do a meet-and-greet with audience members before the presentation. Following the presentation, Ansari will participate in a Q&A facilitated by Dr. Vistasp M. Karbhari, President of The University of Texas at Arlington. Attendees are invited to submit their questions at the event. Concessions will be available for purchase in the lobby.

Ticket prices:
  • General Admission Seating: $15 per ticket
  • Student Seating: $5 per ticket (available for will-call pick-up only, Student ID will be checked at the event to claim ticket)
  • $10 Lewisville resident tickets can be purchased in person at MCL Grand during normal business hours. Must show valid driver’s license or utility bill to validate residency.
  • Sales tax included in ticket price.


The Lewisville Talks – City Speaker Series brings national influencers to Lewisville to discuss current events, trends, and ideas that can enrich our lives and create a discussion forum for the future of communities, residents, and community leaders.

* This event was originally scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 2, but had to moved due to a date conflict.