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. Tickets sell out quickly, so get yours today!

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

Tickets in the Main Ballroom for our 2020 Fall Author Event featuring Kareem Abdul-Jabbar are SOLD OUT!


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 are also invited to participate in the social hour prior to the event, as well as the book-signing at the conclusion. Tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis. Overflow room tickets may be purchased below.

Additionally, you may call our office at 801-737-7305 or email us at ogdenschoolfoundation@ogdensd.org to be placed on a waiting list for the main room.

As the event draws closer, we will be able to move many on the waiting list into the Main Ballroom!

Those with current reservation may still pay for their reservations below. 


25th Anniversary Year

Fall Author 2020: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

For our 25th annual Fall Author Event, we are thrilled to present Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, author of fifteen New York Times bestsellers and award-winning columnist. Oh, and did we mention that he's also in the Basketball Hall of Fame?

"I used to play basketball. Since retiring as a professional basketball player, I've done many things: sports announcing, scouting, acting, coaching. But the occupation I feel most defines all the aspects of who I am at this time in my life is writer."

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA's all time leading scorer, a six-time NBA champion, and the league's only six-time MVP. After leaving professional sports, Mr. Abdul-Jabbar became a New York Times bestselling author, writing fifteen books including two recent memoirs: Becoming Kareem for young readers, and Coach Wooden and Me, detailing his lifelong friendship 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 for his Skyhook Foundation, whose mission is to "Give Kids a Shot That Can't Be Blocked" by bringing educational STEM opportunities to underserved communities.

2020 Event Information

Date: Thursday, November 12, 2020

Time: 5:30 p.m. - Social and Book Sales

6:30 p.m. - Dinner

7:30 p.m. - Author Presentation

Place: Ogden Eccles Conference Center


**At this time, we fully anticipate that our Fall Author Event will move forward as planned. We will update the community as time progresses. Thank you.**


Main Ballroom Tickets to our 2020 Fall Author Event are sold out!

You may purchase tickets for our Overflow Room in the form below. Additionally, you may call our office at 801-737-7305 or email us at ogdenschoolfoundation.org to be placed on a waiting list for the Main Ballroom. Many on our waiting list will be placed in the Main Ballroom as the event draws closer!

Overflow Room Tickets

Tickets in the Main Ballroom for our 2020 Fall Author Event are SOLD OUT! Tickets may be purchased for the Overflow Room above. Those with current reservations/sponsorships may still pay below. Call our office at 801-737-7305 if you have any questions.

Sponsorship Levels and Benefits

Major Sponsor ($5,000 and over)

Major sponsors will have their name/logo appear on the projection screen throughout the evening event and will be recognized in our electronic newsletter (over 6,000 distribution) and on the Foundation Facebook page and website. They will also receive a premier table for 10 at the dinner and presentation on November 8th, be invited to an exclusive meet-and-greet reception with the author prior to the dinner, and receive a hardbound book to be personally signed by the author.

Table Sponsors

All Table Sponsors will receive seats for 10 at the dinner and author presentation. The more expensive table will be located closer to the stage. They will also be recognized on the Foundation website and Facebook page.

Single Tickets

The more expensive tickets will be located closer to the stage.


Purchase Sponsorships and Tickets