Fall Author Event

Our signature event, the Fall Author Event has grown into one of the most highly attended events in our community every year! We're proud to showcase some of the greatest authors of our day to our wonderful community. 

To see all of the amazing authors we've hosted at our Fall Author Event, click here.

ATTN: Tickets for the Main Ballroom for our 2021 Fall Author Event are SOLD OUT! Because of the overwhelming response, we will once again be opening tickets for our Overflow Room. Overflow Room tickets may be purchased in the form below.

If you would prefer to be placed on a waiting list for the Main Ballroom, please email us at ogdenschoolfoundation@ogdensd.org or call us at 801-737-7305

Fall Author 2021: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Portrait of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all-time leading scorer, six-time NBA champion, and the league's only six-time MVP. After leaving professional sports, Mr. Abdul-Jabbar became a New York Times best-selling author, writing fifteen books including two recent memoirs: Becoming Kareem for young readers, and Coach Wooden and Me, detailing his lifelong friendships with famed UCLA coach John Wooden. Mr. Abdul-Jabbar is also the author of several novels, including the Mycroft Holmes mystery series. He also works as a regular contributing columnist for newspapers and magazines around the world such as The Guardian and The Hollywood Reporter, sharing his thoughts on some of the most socially relevant topics facing our nation today. He is the recipient of four Columnist of the Year Awards by the Southern California Journalism Association. His Emmy Award-winning HBO Sports documentary, Kareem: Minority of One, debuted as HBO's most-watched and highest-rated sports documentary of all time. Mr. Abdul-Jabbar is also the recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor.

Currently, Mr. Abdul-Jabbar serves as the chairman of his Skyhook Foundation, whose mission is to "Give Kids a Shot That Can't be Blocked" by bringing educational STEM opportunities to underserved communities.

2021 Event Information

Date: Thursday, November 4, 2021

Time: 5:30 P.M. Social Hour

6:30 P.M. Dinner

7:30 P.M. Author Presentation

Place: Eccles Conference Center

2415 Washington Blvd.


 Purchase your Overflow Room tickets in the form below.

Tickets are sold on a first-come first-served basis.

Because of the overwhelming response, we will once again be opening up additional seats in an adjacent conference room, where you will be served a full dinner and watch the author presentation on a live audiovisual feed. Tickets will be discounted to $70/seat. Ticket holders will also be invited to participate in the social hour prior to the event, as well as the book signing at the conclusion. 




Purchase Overflow Room Tickets