FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) The 22nd season of the Omnibus Lecture Series at IPFW features four well-known speakers.

Officials at IPFW announced early Friday that former Florida governor and Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush; Fort Wayne native and New York Times journalist Charlie Savage; NCAA president Mark Emmert; and ground-breaking Dr. Bennet Omalu, the basis of the Will Smith movie “Concussion.”

The series begins Sept. 8 with Bush’s talk, “Leadership, Redefined: An Evening with Jeb Bush.” Tickets go on sale Aug. 22, and the school has placed a limit of four tickets per person.

Bush ran for president on a campaign to reform education and reform Medicaid. He founded the nonprofit Foundation for Florida’s Future, which joined forces with the Urban League of Greater Miami to establish one of the state’s first charter schools.

Savage will speak Nov. 10. The Fort Wayne native and Harvard and Yale graduate is the Washington correspondent for the New York Times and has covered post-Sept. 11 issues such as national security, individual rights and the rule of law since 2003.

Tickets for Savage’s show go on sale Oct. 24.

Emmert, the president of the NCAA since 2010, will speak at IPFW Feb. 7, 2017. He has championed greater support for student-athlete wellness and academic success, including raising the academic standards required for initial eligibility.

Tickets for Emmert’s talk go on sale Jan. 23, 2017.

Omalu will speak at IPFW April 4, 2017, with tickets set to go on sale March 20, 2017. Omalu was honored as a 2015 WebMD Health Hero in the science category for his history-making work on discovering and raising awareness of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (or CTE), work that was chronicled in the Will Smith film “Concussion.”

Tickets for each lecture are free and available at the Larson Ticket Office in the Gates Athletics Center, online at or at the Rhinehart Music Center one hour before the lecture. Each lecture takes place in The John and Ruth Rhinehart Music Center’s 1,600-seat Auer Performance Hall on the IPFW campus.