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The Park Distinguished Visitor Series

Leading professionals in the communications industry have been arriving annually at Ithaca College for over 15 years as part of the Park Distinguished Visitor Series, funded by the Park Foundation. These media experts inspire both students and members of the greater Ithaca community to put their ideas into action.

2019 - Jeff Orlowski, director/producer CHASING ICE and CHASING CORAL

Jeff Orlowski is the director-producer of two award-winning documentaries on climate change, Chasing Ice and Chasing Coral and made a public presentation on campus on September 12. He  is the founder of Exposure Labs, a production company geared toward socially relevant filmmaking and campaigns.  His work has aired on the National Geographic Channel, CNN and NBC and has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine, NPR and Popular Mechanics. He has traveled on tour representing the Sundance Institute, President Obama's Committee for the Arts and Humanities, and the National Endowment of the Arts.

His lecture also served  as the keynote for this year’s Media for Social Responsibility course focusing on the environmental crisis and the media.