Presidential Lecture & Performance Series
|"Richard Florida is a phenomenon... there is no academic quite like him..."
- The Toronto Globe and Mail
|About Richard Florida|
Richard Florida is one of the world's leading public intellectuals. Esquire Magazine recently named him one of the 'Best and Brightest'.
He is author of the national and international best-selling book, The Rise of the Creative Class, which received the
Washington Monthly's Political Book Award and was cited as a major breakthrough idea by the Harvard Business Review.
His ideas on the "creative class", commercial innovation, and regional development have been featured in major ad campaigns from BMW
to Apple, and are being used globally to change the way regions, nations, and companies compete. Florida is a regular correspondent for
The Atlantic Monthly and a regular columnist with The Globe and Mail newspaper. He has written numerous articles for
The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, The Boston Globe and the Financial Times.
His new book, Who's Your City? has been hailed a National Best-Seller, an International Best-Seller and Amazon Book of the Month.
We strive to enrich the Texas Tech University academic and cultural experience by bringing leading scholars and artists together
with our own distinguished faculty, students and staff to exchange expertise, research, and talents.
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We greatly appreciate University Parking Services for their consideration of our patrons in agreeing to provide complimentary parking preceding our events. Parking lots that are available for complimentary use are R11 - the Band lot, R07 - the Administration Building lot, and R13 - the Visitor lot. Please refer to the map for parking lot locations. Please note that parking in handicap, service and reserved spaces until 11:00 pm is prohibited without a valid TTU parking or handicap permit.