Tickets available Sept. 9 for Featured Speaker Julia Landauer

NASCAR racer and STEM advocate Julia Landauer is the first speaker in 2019-20 Featured Speakers Series.

A two-time champion NASCAR driver, Julia Landauer became the highest finishing female in the NASCAR K&N Pro Series’ 64-year history. A proponent of women’s empowerment, this Stanford University graduate also is an advocate for STEM education. 

Landauer is the first presenter in this year’s Featured Speakers Series lineup. She will speak at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1. 

Now in its 29th year, the Featured Speakers Series is free and open to the public, but tickets are required and limited to two per person. 

Tickets for Landauer’s presentation are available beginning at 7:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 9, at the Main Hall information desk. Tickets will remain available, while supplies last, during regular business hours 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. 

Landauer began her motivational speaking career with a TEDx Talk and has collaborated with companies, such as Spotify and Disney/Pixar, and serves as an external advisor to Hyundai Motor Corporation’s Center for Robotic-Augmented Design in Living Experience.

In 2017, Landauer was named to Forbes Magazine’s top 30 under 30 list for sports. She also was a contestant on Season 26 of the reality TV show “Survivor”.

Following Landauer on Oct. 1, the Featured Speakers Series will present Bryan Terrell Clark, star of the Broadway hit “Hamilton: An American Musical” on March 10.

Programs are held in Timken Great Hall at the Kent State University at Stark Conference Center. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

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POSTED: Friday, September 6, 2019 02:07 PM
Updated: Friday, December 9, 2022 08:41 AM
Melissa Griffy Seeton