Texas Tech University

2019 Performance Innovation Series

With the generous support of The CH Foundation, TTUSHC School of Health Professions, and J.T & Margaret Talkington School of Visual and Performing Arts, The Hub is proud to introduce the 2019 Performance Innovation Speaker Series (PIS). The PIS is dedicated to advancing West Texas by showcasing innovation through research impact, creative performance, and entrepreneurship. Three dynamic keynote speakers have been invited to share how they have advanced their collective thinking of ideas to societal impact!

January 17th, 2019 
Overton Hotel & Conference Center


Brian Harris“Lance

Co-Founder & CEO at MedRhythms, Inc

You are invited to a FREE luncheon to hear from our first PIS Keynote, Brian Harris. Brian Harris is a world-renowned speaker and has featured in Forbes, The Huffington Post, CNBC, NPR, and the Chronicle Boston. He was named "40 Under 40 Healthcare Innovators" by Forbes Magazine. Come and hear how he has built a world-class therapeutics company and developed the Arts and Neuroscience Group at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine! MedRythems, Inc. is helping millions of people with neurological disabilities at the intersection of music, technology, and neuroscience!




randy andersonApril 3rd, 201911:30am-1:00pm at the Student Union Ballroom


Sherwin Greenblatt

Former President and Project Engineer of Bose Corporation

Sherwin Greenblatt was at the forefront of developing Bose Speakers alongside Dr. Amar Bose. Come and hear the incredible story of how Dr. Bose used his nationally funded research and his passion for classical music to inspire his creation of the first Bose speaker. Dr. Bose wanted the world to have the best acoustics to hear music as he did attending classical concerts. Sherwin assisted Dr. Bose in creating what is today a multi-billion-dollar company. Today, Sherwin serves a mentor for startup companies with the Venture Mentor System at MIT in Boston.

Registration Opening Soon



November 19th, 2019 11:30am-1:00pm at the Texas Tech Health Sciences Center Academic Event Center

Rob Kaplowitz

Sound Designer, Instructor and Entrepreneur
Tony Award Winner


Robert Kaplowitz is a world-renowned composer, sound designer, and Instructor at Princeton University. He has been honored with both a Tony for Best Sound Design of A Musical (2009-10, Fela!) and an OBIE for Sustained Excellence in Sound Design (2006-7 Season), among a number of other awards and nominations. His professional credits include over 300 productions! Rob has integrated a new technology into the world of theater and sound design by creating StageCaller, an app that produces sounds that changes the way sound design is produced during live performances. Come and hear Rob share the high's and low's of his journey as he tries to disrupt the sound design industry!

Register HERE