Anderson Cooper

The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College
2755 E. Napier Avenue
Benton Harbor, MI 49022
(269) 927-1221

Event Date:05/17/2017

Event Description:Anderson Cooper gives a fresh and fearless account of front-page headlines as anchor and host for CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360º.” For 25 years, he’s covered most of the major events in the world, providing a new breed of broadcast journalism that unveils the human-side of each story. A best-selling author, his most recent book shares the correspondence between him and his mother, Gloria Vanderbilt. Now, during this last meeting of The Economic Club series, be ready for the unexpected as Cooper delivers his “360 o Look at World Events.” To attend, you can purchase single meeting tickets in one of two venues at The Mendel Center, Lake Michigan College. In Upton Hall you will see Cooper in person and have an opportunity to ask him your questions. Choose between a Dinner Ticket which includes a sit-down full meal or a Speaker-Only ticket which does not include a meal, but offers theater-style seating. Both seating arrangements are equally near the podium. A cash bar is available to all ticket holders during a social time held prior to the talk. The second venue is in the Mainstage Theater, where you will enjoy complimentary light hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar during a social hour. The speaker will then come in person to the theater to answer your questions during a 20-minute Q&A. Next, you will watch a live broadcast of the speech held in Upton Hall on a large screen in Mainstage. Both venues are excellent opportunities to network with area thought leaders as well as gain deeper insights about current issues from this nationally-renowned guest.

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Operating Hours:


5:30 p.m. – Upton Hall doors open, social time with cash bar

6:00 p.m. – dinner

6:55 p.m. – broadcast of Mainstage Theater Q&A

7:20 p.m. – speaker introduction, presentation and Q&A

6:00 p.m. – Mainstage Theater doors open with social hour, light hors d’oeuvres

6:55 p.m. – Q&A

7:20 p.m. – introduction, speech and Q&A broadcast from Upton Hall on a large screen in the theater.



Upton Hall Dinner/Speech Ticket: $88

Upton Hall Speaker-Only Ticket: $65

Mainstage Theater Ticket: $50

Tickets can be purchased in person from The Mendel Center Box Office; by phone, 269-927- 1221; or online at

Handicap Access Info:yes


Event Sponsored By:The Economic Club of Southwestern Michigan