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Presidential Lecture & Performance Series

Richard Florida

Friday, February 5, 2010 | 7:00 pm

TTU Allen Theatre

  • $12 General Admission
  • TTU Students - 1 free ticket with valid ID at the SUB ticket booth
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at TTU Members - $10.00 general admission ticket with valid ID at the Select-A-Seat Civic Center office or SUB ticket booth
  • Select-A-Seat: (806) 770-2000

Book signing immediately following.
Richard Florida
"Richard Florida is a phenomenon... there is no academic quite like him..."
- The Toronto Globe and Mail


FOX Talk 950 interview with Richard Florida
January 19, 2010

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.

He is founder of the Creative Class Group, a global consulting and media company and is Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute and Professor of Business and Creativity at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Previously, Florida held professorships at Carnegie Mellon University, a visiting professor at Harvard and MIT, and a visiting fellow of the Brookings Institution. Florida earned his Bachelor's degree from Rutgers College and his Ph.D. from Columbia University.

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