79th Season Speakers
Opening Minds · Stirring Curiosities
"Oxygen Not Included"
What's a nice girl like this doing on Mt. Everest? Alison Levine served as the team captain of the first American women's expedition there, a history-making climb largely made possible by the surgery that cured her congenital heart condition. An accomplished adventurer and explorer who has also spent two decades navigating the business world, this former Wall Street banker currently serves as an adjunct professor at West Point. Her self-reliance and her risk-taking experiences in the outdoors resonate as she talks about her life's work in "Oxygen Not Included."
In 2007 the Bob West Family began underwriting a Tulsa Town Hall speaker each season in loving memory of Sandra West, a devoted member and President-Elect of the Tulsa Town Hall Board. Sandra chaired the Program Committee (the members responsible for researching and securing speakers), and understood the mission to bring outstanding speakers to Tulsa on a limited budget. In this spirit, the West Family honors Sandra and Tulsa Town Hall each year with their generous contribution.
Previous Sandra West Memorial Speakers
Bob Schieffer 2007-2008
Tina Brown 2008-2009
Jeffrey Toobin 2009-2010
Greg Gumbel 2010-2011