Speakers Series Membership

The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan Speakers Series brings people of all generations together for the shared experience of gaining a deeper understanding about the world around us.  By presenting speakers from a wide range of fields and expertise, this non-partisan, non-political series is dedicated to the discussion of social, economic, and public policy questions important in today's complex society.  The Speakers Series acts as a catalyst for innovative thought and personal growth while adding to our region's quality of life. 

The Speakers Series provides our community with a rare opportunity to go beyond the surface of current events to learn more, ask questions, and engage in meaningful discussions.  By inviting diverse viewpoints from a wide range of newsmakers and experts, community members are exposed to fresh ideas that promote healthy discussion and inspire creative approaches to local challenges and opportunities.

Speakers Series Lineup

Pricing Information
  • 4-pack membership - Starts at $120, includes one ticket to each of four speakers of your choice.  The Young Professionals speaker may be selected as one of the standard selections when ordering online.

  • A la carte membership - $50 membership fee, with the ability to purchase one ticket per membership to as many speakers as you wish, starting at $40 per speaker. Speaker and dinner tickets are purchased separately by calling The Mendel Center Box Office.  The Young Professionals speaker may be selected as one of the standard selections when ordering.

Young Professionals memberships available.

Contact The Mendel Center Box Office at 269-927-8700, option 1 for pricing and details..

Seating Chart
  • Standard 6-pack membership does not include the Young Professionals special event.  Tickets may be purchased, starting at $10, by calling the Box Office.

  • Pre-speaker dinner may be purchased as part of the package or separately. 

  • A $2 per ticket Facility Fee applies to all speaker tickets. 

  • Memberships do not include Special Engagement speakers; members have early access ticket purchasing priority for Special Engagement speakers that may be announced during the season.

Member Benefits

Buy tickets before the general public

Speakers Series members receive first access to special events added throughout the year.

Priority seating for next season

By becoming a Speakers Series member this season, next year you’ll have priority purchasing opportunities before new series or individual show tickets are available.

Additional benefits

  • Advance notice of special engagements when you provide us with your email address

  • Invitation to the 2020-21 Season Reveal party

  • Discounts at other select events at The Mendel Center