Lowcountry Speaker Series, known for connecting Lowcountry residents with world leaders, award-winning journalists, exceptional artists, athletes and military heroes, returns Nov. 4 with an in-person lecture by Robert O’Neill.
O’Neill, a former SEAL Team Six Leader with the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, was originally scheduled to be the fourth lecture of Lowcountry Speaker Series’ inaugural season in early 2020.
The inaugural season kicked off with lectures from Condoleezza Rice, Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Paul Nicklen. However, when large-scale, in-person events came to a halt globally due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and with the safety and welfare of its guests of the utmost importance, the organization postponed the highly anticipated O’Neill lecture.
Remaining committed to its mission of providing thought-provoking content from today’s most influential leaders and storytellers, Lowcountry Speaker Series hosted two virtual events in the fall of 2020. Virtual speakers included the 23rd Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Dr. Scott Gottlieb, and British photographer Platon.
O’Neill is one of the most highly-decorated combat veterans of our time. He will be speaking at the Sea Pines Resort in the Harbour Town Clubhouse Champions Ballroom. Participants have the option to choose between two separate seating options: 4 p.m. or 7:30 p.m. Both lectures will consist of a thought-provoking presentation by O’Neill, followed by a question-and-answer period.
In addition to his military career, O’Neill is the author of the New York Times best-selling memoir “The Operator: Firing the Shots That Killed Osama bin Laden and My Years as a SEAL Team Warrior.”
In his career, O’Neill deployed more than a dozen times and held combat leadership roles in more than 400 combat missions in four different theaters of war. A highly-trained Navy SEAL, he led the military’s most elite and was involved in our nation’s most important campaigns.
With most of his career shrouded in a classified cloak, O’Neill was the man on the ground we have never heard of but know exists. He was one of the quiet professionals performing the most difficult tasks in the most difficult circumstances, serving his remarkable career in the shadows and keeping America safe in the process.
“I couldn’t be more excited to introduce Robert O’Neill to the Lowcountry with the return of live, in-person lectures,” said James Lamar, founder and host of the Lowcountry Speaker Series. “Rob has an incredible story of heroism that only should be heard face-to-face.”
For more information and to purchase tickets visit LowcountrySpeakerSeries.com.