Mycoskie next distinguished speaker

Published October 25, 2012

Social entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie, founder of TOMS shoes and the man behind the growing One for One movement, will take the stage on Nov. 15 as the next speaker in UB’s Distinguished Speakers Series.

Mycoskie will speak at 8 p.m. in Alumni Arena, North Campus.

He is a pioneering social entrepreneur, and founder and “chief shoe giver” of TOMS, a footwear company that, through its “One for One” program and with the assistance of  humanitarian organizations throughout the world, has provided more than 600,000 pairs of new shoes to children in need.

He is the recipient of the 2009 U.S. Secretary of State Award for Corporate Excellence (ACE), which celebrates companies’ commitment to corporate social responsibility, innovation, exemplary practices and democratic values worldwide.

Tickets for Mycoskie’s lecture may be purchased through the Alumni Arena ticket office or by visiting the CFA website for online ticket purchase options. Discount vouchers are available for all current and retired UB faculty and staff through TIAA-CREF, and to all members of United University Professions (UUP). Vouchers are valid only at campus ticket offices.

UB undergraduates and GSA-represented graduate students are eligible for a free ticket, while supplies last.

For more information, visit the Distinguished Speakers Series website.