An Evening with Steve "The Woz" Wozniak

Tue. Oct 10, 2017 at 8:00pm EDT
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The American Middle East Institute is proud to present our 10th Anniversary Conference Speaker on Tuesday, October 10, 2017


Featuring 


Steve "The Woz" Wozniak
Co-founder, Apple Computer, Inc. and Chief Scientist, Primary Data 


in conversation led by
Dr. Andrew Moore
Carnegie Mellon University's Dean of Computer Science

Lecture: 8pm
Carnegie Music Hall
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania



 


The Woz's lecture is the culminating event of our 10th Anniversary Business Conference:  Transformational Technologies - Changing Lives and Markets 


Tickets to the Steve Wozniak Lecture Only at 8 pm: $25, $50, $65


Biography


Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for more than thirty years, Steve Wozniak has helped shape the computing industry with his design of Apple’s first line of products the Apple I and II and influenced the popular Macintosh. In 1976, Wozniak and Steve Jobs founded Apple Computer Inc. with Wozniak’s Apple I personal computer. The following year, he introduced his Apple II personal computer, featuring a central processing unit, a keyboard, color graphics and a floppy disk drive. The Apple II was integral in launching the personal computer industry.


In 1981, he went back to UC Berkeley and finished his degree in electrical engineering/computer science. For his achievements at Apple, Wozniak was awarded the National Medal of Technology by the President of the United States in 1985, the highest honor bestowed on America’s leading innovators.


In 2000, he was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and was awarded the prestigious Heinz Award for Technology, The Economy and Employment for single-handedly designing the first personal computer and for then redirecting his lifelong passion for mathematics and electronics toward lighting the fires of excitement for education in grade school students and their teachers.


Through the years, Wozniak has been involved in various business and philanthropic ventures, focusing primarily on computer capabilities in schools and stressing hands-on learning and encouraging creativity for students. Making significant investments of both his time and resources in education, he adopted the Los Gatos School District, providing students and teachers with hands-on teaching and donations of state-of-the-art technology equipment. He founded the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and was the founding sponsor of the Tech Museum, Silicon Valley Ballet and Children’s Discovery Museum of San Jose.


Wozniak is chief scientist at Primary Data and is a published author with the release of his New York Times  best-selling autobiography, iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon  by Norton Publishing. His television appearances include reality shows Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List , ABC’s Dancing with the Stars  and The Big Bang Theory . In 2014, he was awarded the Hoover Medal, a prestigious honor given for “outstanding extra-career services by engineers to humanity,” and was inducted into the IndustryWeek  Manufacturing Hall of Fame.


Click here to purchase tickets to AMEI's 10th Anniversary Business Conference - Transformational Technologies:  Changing Lives and Markets.


For more information on the 10th Anniversary Conference including the business conference on Monday, October 9th, sponsorship opportunities and VIP tickets, please email mwagley@americanmei.org.

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Venue Details
Carnegie Music Hall 4400 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213