President's Lecture Series
The Rice University Presidentâ€™s Lecture Series presents
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Stude Concert Hall
Alice Pratt Brown Hall
6100 Main Street, Houston, TX 77005
â€śMeasuring, Finding and Developing Successful Tech Innovations to Change the Worldâ€ť
Featuring John Doerr â€™73, engineer and acclaimed venture capitalist
For more than 37 years, John Doerr â€™73 has served entrepreneurs with ingenuity and optimism â€” bringing ideas worth spreading to disruptive leaders and teams. In 2018, Doerr authored the New York Times bestseller â€śMeasure What Matters,â€ť a handbook for setting and achieving audacious goals. Through his book and platform, whatmatters.com, he shares valuable stories and lessons from innovators.
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Doerr, who currently serves as chairman of Kleiner Perkins, was an original investor and board member at Google and Amazon, helping to create over 500,000 jobs and the worldâ€™s second and third most valuable companies. He is passionate about helping entrepreneurs reimagine the future in everything from health care transformation to machine learning. Outside of Kleiner Perkins, Doerr works with social entrepreneurs for change in public education, the climate crisis and global poverty. He serves on the board of the Obama Center and ONE, a nonpartisan campaigning and advocacy organization. In 2015, Rice University established the Doerr Institute for New Leaders with significant support from Doerr and his wife, Ann Doerr â€™75. The Doerr Instituteâ€™s mission is to â€śelevate the leadership capacity of Rice students across the university.â€ť
Each year, the Presidentâ€™s Lecture Series brings to the Rice University campus a variety of stimulating speakers on a range of topics. Rice is pleased to offer the PLS as a means of enhancing the intellectual life not only of the Rice community, but of our neighbors throughout the city of Houston.
The President's Lectures Series is sponsored by the Office of the President and supported by the J. Newton Rayzor Lecture Fund.
Visit the PLS archive to view past lectures.
Admission to all lectures is free of charge.
The Presidentâ€™s Lecture Series is sponsored by the Office of the President and is supported by the J. Newton Rayzor Lecture Fund.
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Rice University's Presidentâ€™s Lecture Series (PLS) was created to enrich the intellectual life of the Houston community by bringing to the Rice campus "celebrities of substance," speakers of both high intellectual distinction and broad public appeal.
The President's Lecture Series Committee welcomes nominations for possible future speakers using the Speaker Nomination Form.Â While we still aim to present lectures that represent those varied fields and experiences we have historically presented (MLK Lecture, DeMenil Lecture, Science, and General),Â we also seek exemplars in the fields of "letters, science and art;" winners of Oscar, Emmy and Grammy awards and the Nobel, Pulitzer and other major prizes; alumni achievers and other leaders; those at the vanguard of public service and social justice; entrepreneurs and engineers, authors and architects, actors and astronauts--if you have a suggestion, please share it.Â Individuals with personal connections to proposed speakers are especially encouraged to submit nominations.