Social Entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie to Present Distinguished Speakers Series Lecture at UB

Release Date: November 14, 2012 This content is archived.


Blake Mycoskie, a pioneering social engineer, entrepreneur and "chief shoe giver," will present the next installment in the UB Distinguished Speakers Series at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in Alumni Arena on the UB North Campus.

Mycoskie is founder of the footwear company TOMS and the author of The New York Times' bestseller "Start Something That Matters," the UB Reads selection for 2012. His story is one of social entrepreneurship, business success and the "One for One" program, which insures that for every pair of TOMS shoes or eyeglasses sold, TOMS will distribute a pair to children in need somewhere in the world. So far, more than a million pairs of shoes and eyeglasses have been distributed.

Mycoskie's lecture is expected to start at approximately 8:10 p.m. During the program, audio and/or video photography, as well as still photography, will be limited to the first five minutes of his lecture.

Working media may reserve tickets for the program by contacting Christine Vidal in the UB Office of Communications at 645-4607 or no later than noon on Thursday, Nov. 15. Reserved tickets may be picked up at the will-call window in Alumni Arena prior to the program. Media may need to show press credentials in order to be admitted to the program.

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