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Richard Saul Wurman (Founder of TED Talks) at Cornell Hillel

Richard Saul Wurman on TED Talks

Richard Saul Wurman is coming to Cornell Hillel! The author, designer, and publisher of 90+ books on wildly divergent topics, Wurman’s latest book, Understanding Understanding, came out in 2017, and covers a journey through the myriad ways that he and his many muses have created their own idiosyncratic manners of understanding. He is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement in Design from the Smithsonian and received both his M. Arch. & B. Arch. degrees from the University of Pennsylvania, from where he graduated in 1959 with the highest honors, and was awarded the Arthur Spayed Brooks Gold Medal. Wurman created and chaired the TED conference from 1984 thru 2002, the TEDMED conference from 1995 to 2010, as well as the e.g. and WWW conference. Join us Monday, February 5 in Call Auditorium for an exciting talk! Doors open at 5:00 PM and the talk starts at 5:30 PM. Get there early to make sure you get a seat! All are welcome. *This event is presented by the Cornell Hillel Major Speaker Series and is made possible by a gift from the Himan Brown Charitable Trust. If you need accommodations to participate in this event or have questions, please contact Danielle DeUrso as soon as possible. Questions may also be directed to


Time and Place
February 5, 2018, 5:30 pm
Call Auditorium, Kennedy Hall, Cornell University
Doors open at 5. Early arrival is suggested.