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TOArts Trailblazers: Jodi Cobb

TOArts Trailblazers: Jodi Cobb

March 01, 2024 View Website

This year TOArts has partnered with Changemaker Talent to present a dynamic group of speakers in the 2023-24 season of its annual National Geographic series, now called TOArts Trailblazers. This exciting 4-part series will include a remarkable lineup of renowned trailblazers who have pushed the boundaries in their respective fields and whose work reveals fascinating insights about our planet.

TOArts Trailblazers will be an annual series featuring a broad range of talents, including renowned photographers, scientists, filmmakers and adventurers sharing their behind-the-scenes stories from the front lines of exploration alongside stunning imagery and gripping footage.

Jodi Cobb shattered the glass ceiling as the first—and only—female staff photographer at National Geographic, blazing a trail for future generations of female photojournalists. Her powerful imagery gave the world unprecedented access to hidden societies, from the elusive Geisha community in Japan to the veiled worlds of Arab women. For a groundbreaking story called “21st Century Slavery,” Jodi went underground for 13 months to expose the global issue of human trafficking and slave labor, earning more reader accolades than any other story in National Geographic history.

All events will take place at 8:00 PM at the Kavli Theatre, at The Bank of American Performing Arts Center and will feature gorgeous photography and exciting video footage, along with a rich storytelling. Following each presentation, there will be a Q&A session, and an audience meet & greet, providing attendees with the opportunity to engage directly with the visiting speakers.

Subscriptions are available now are priced at a 25% discount off single tickets. $164 for all four shows. Tickets available at www.bapacthousandoaks/trailblazers or by calling 805 449-2787. Single tickets will go on sale July 10 and are available from Ticketmaster online at, or through the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza Box Office, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard. For more information call 805-449-2787 or visit

About the Changemaker Speaker Series

The Changemaker Speaker Series is a highly curated touring program of thought leaders, celebrated explorers, award-winning journalists, photographers and filmmakers, innovators, and artists who are actively engaged in creating a better tomorrow.  One by one, they are striving to solve big problems, inspire environmental stewardship, document the world around us, and bridge the distance between us. In short, they are changing the world, one story at a time.

Bank of America Performing Arts Center
2100 E. Thousand Oaks Boulevard
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362

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