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Rainn is known for his Emmy-nominated iconic role as Dwight Schrute on The Office. He is currently starring in Backstrom, a new drama on FOX. Along with his career in the arts, he has co-founded SoulPancake, and an educational initiative in Haiti called LIDE that heals through the arts. Rainn became involved with the Mona Foundation in 2007, and in 2014, he joined the board of directors.
Author Marc Goodman talks about his book, "Future Crimes: Everything Is Connected, Everyone Is Vulnerable, and What We Can Do About It." One of the world's leading authorities on global security, Marc Goodman takes readers deep into the digital underground to expose the alarming ways criminals, corporations, and even countries are using new and emerging technologies against you—and how this makes everyone more vulnerable than ever imagined.
Chuck Todd is NBC News’ Political Director and the moderator of “Meet the Press", the flagship Sunday morning public affairs program and longest-running broadcast in television history. He will talk about his recent book, “The Stranger: Barack Obama in the White House”.
Production Studios is hosting its third annual StudiosFest, a film festival and awards ceremony that recognizes employees who created Microsoft videos in 2014. The event will be hosted by Manny Martin, Seattle’s #1 comedy club house comedian. All employees in the audience will take home a signed, limited edition StudiosFest 2015 print!
Jennifer Pahlka is the founder and executive director of Code for America, a national organization that aims to use tech to make local government services simple, effective, and easy to use. She will speak about “Power a Better Government with Better Technology”, and describe how government can deliver better services that have real impact in communities.
Cryptography, computer security, and privacy specialist Bruce Schneier, talks about the book, “Data and Goliath: the Hidden Battles to Collect Your Data and Control Your World.”
Author Mick Ebeling talks about his book, "Not Impossible: The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn't Be Done." What if you discovered by accident that you could change the world? Mick Ebeling—a film producer by trade, optimist by nature—set out to perform a simple act of kindness that quickly turned into a lifelong mission.
Dan DiMicco is the former CEO and Chairman Emeritus of Nucor, the largest and most profitable US steel company and the largest recycler in North America. He will share the lessons he’s learned about good leadership, crisis management, and the true meaning of innovation, and maps the road back to robust economic growth, middle-class prosperity, and American competitiveness.
Gala Bent will be on campus to talk about his gouache-colored drawings which are complex compositions with bright bursts of color and imaginative detail.
We’re showing "Tinkerbell & The Legend of the Neverbeast” and enjoying free popcorn.
Author Ben Parr talks about his book, "Captivology: The Science of Capturing People's Attention." The former editor of Mashable and cofounder of DominateFund examines the psychological phenomena that captivate our attention—and how we can leverage them to draw and retain attention for our ideas, work, companies, and more.
David Bonior talks about his book and shares the lessons of his youth and how he used them to navigate life on Detroit's Eastside. He also talks about how he became a leader in his community on and off the sports field and then used those skills to become not only a member of congress, but the House Whip, the number two person in his party in the United States House of Representatives.
This year, TechFest is being curated to showcase interactive exhibits with all new "maker" areas, downloads, tool and code sharing, and trends and insights discussions. It’s a great way for employees to engage and gather information on the many ways to collaborate with Technology & Research on their next project.
Barney Frank represented the Fourth Congressional District of Massachusetts for nearly five decades, and chaired the House Financial Services Committee from 2007 to 2013. He is the first member of congress to enter a same-sex marriage while serving in office. He is a regular commentator on MSNBC and will talk about his autobiography.
The author of "Never Let Me Go" and the Booker Prize-winning "The Remains of the Day," talks about, "The Buried Giant.” The book begins as a couple set off across a troubled land of mist and rain in the hope of finding a son they have not seen in years.
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