Downtown Springfield Association
An Evening with Marlee Matlin – MSU Public Affairs Conference Keynote

An Evening with Marlee Matlin – MSU Public Affairs Conference Keynote

September, 20 2022 | 7:00 pm

525 S. John Q. Hammons Pkwy Springfield, Missouri 65806


Attendees will be inspired by Marlee Matlin, Academy Award winner, author, and creator of the app, Marlee Signs. This app teaches American Sign Language to millions of smartphone users.

Brent Dunn, Missouri State University Foundation executive director, states, “Matlin is not only an accomplished artist but also a true humanitarian. Her story is inspirational because she overcame odds and broke barriers to achieving great success. Even more admirable, she has used her platform to champion the deaf and hard of hearing community, as well as advocate for diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.”

This MSU Public Affairs event is free and open to the public.

The event is made possible by the Missouri State Foundation with support from KY3/KSPR, Springfield’s NBC/ABC TV affiliate.

VIP Experience
Opportunity to meet MatlinThe Missouri State University Foundation will host a VIP reception with Matlin at 5:30 p.m. before her talk.

VIP Guests will:

  • Have a photo opportunity with Matlin.
  • Receive an autographed copy of her book, “I’ll Scream Later.”
  • Enjoy cocktails, beverages and hors d’oeuvres.
  • Get special reserved seating at the keynote.

VIP Tickets are $125 per person and available for purchase online.

Contact Stephanie Smith, MSU senior director of donor relations and special events, at 417-836-4143 for more information.