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Twitter Co-Founder Biz Stone speaking at High Point University. Their speaker history is unreal.

The Story

High Point University announced (via a tweet) that Twitter Co-Founder, Biz Stone, will be speak at HPU’s Hayworth Fine Arts Center on April 15th. Wow. I love the idea of this Silicon Valley stud going to High Point, NC (1 hour 30 minutes away from Charlotte). The University may have a limited amount of outside tickets and will post that information soon.

A few of High Point University’s recent speakers (details here):  

– Tom Brokaw (Broadcast Legend, speaking at 2015 commencement)

– Malcolm Gladwell (Bestselling Author)

– General Colin Powell (Secretary of State)

– Steve Wozniak (Apple Co-Founder)

– Laura Bush (First Lady)

– Lance Armstrong (Dodgeball Movie Star)

– Muhtar Kent (Chairman and CEO of Coca-Cola)

– Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11 Astronaut)


“Biz Stone has leveraged technology to amplify a basic human need – connection. Today, Twitter is part of the daily lives of millions of people. Our students will benefit tremendously from Mr. Stone’s innovative and entrepreneurial insights.” – Dr. Nido Qubein, HPU president.

C5’s Take

First, Biz Stone needs a cooler glamour shot because the photo they use for him is semi-creepy. Second, that list of speakers is outrageous. Almost as outrageous as High Point University’s growth over the past 10 years. Third, the real question is whether or not Biz will visit High Point’s famous burger joint, the Biscuit Factory.

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