Past Speakers

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

Michael Ian Black

Actor, comedian, and comedy writer, Michael Ian Black is now working as the editor-at-large of Cracked, the half-century old humor magazine that was re-launched in 2006 after a two-year hiatus. He has also provided extensive comic commentary for the popular I Love the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s series on VH-...

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Mike Henry

He is a supervising producer, writer, and voice actor for Fox’s “Family Guy.” Mr. Henry took the audience through the process and timeline of producing an episode. He provided insight on the inner-workings of the show to his experience of being on the writing staff. He also showed some behind-the...

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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 Eve...

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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 coverage...

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