Past Speakers

These are some of the most memorable speakers that we've been able to bring over the years.

Bill Cosby

Star of The Bill Cosby Show and Fat Albert. This event was co-sponsored by Platform and NAE. NAE took the lead in planning this event with Platform members helping with only a few of the planning details. Both of Bill Cosby’s shows were sold out (3,200 people at each performance) at the Berry E...

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Richard Preston

Author

The best-selling author of The Hot Zone, Demon in the Freezer, and The Cobra Event provided a startling, relevant look into the threats ebola, small pox, and anthrax pose to the human population. 267 people attended this lecture with 22 of them being non-students.

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Morgan Spurlock

Food

Documentarian best known for Super Size Me.

He spoke about his experience creating Super Size Me, which Platform screened the week before

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Jeff Corwin

He spoke about “Tales from the Road” and his numerous adventures along the way.

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Mo Rocca

Mo Rocca is a correspondent for Comedy Central’s The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, a regular panelist on NPR’s Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, and a frequent commentator for CNN, Headline News, and the Fox News Channel. He delivered his uniquely informed commentary on current new events and the cov...

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Al Franken

Alan Stuart "Al" Franken is an American comedian, actor, politician, and writer. He is currently the junior United States Senator from Minnesota. He became well known in the 1970s and 1980s as a writer and performer on the television comedy show Saturday Night Live. After several decades as a comedi...

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Ralph Nader

Politics Author

Honored by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential Americans of the Twentieth Century, consumer advocate and presidential candidate for the Green Party, Ralph has devoted his life to giving ordinary people the tools they need to defend themselves against corporate negligence and government...

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