The CMATO Speaker Series presents art leaders, experts and artists who inspire inquisitiveness about, enjoyment and understanding of, the visual arts. CMATO Speaker Series presenters have spoken on: Georgia O’Keeffe, Art Restoration, Contemporary Wood Art, Andy Warhol and and other unique and interesting topics focused on the arts.  The Speaker Series takes place at the Hillcrest Center for the Arts in Thousand Oaks.

There is a minimum of four Speaker Series per year, augmented with Artist Gallery Talks during exhibitions and Artist Demonstrations on unique aspects of the arts.