Programs, Events, and Initiatives

Guest Speakers

The Park School of Communications at Ithaca College is committed to bringing in experts in all fields of communications for lectures, workshops, seminars, classes, and presentations. These high-profile professionals offer IC students, faculty, staff, and community the opportunity to learn, discuss, and debate issues in the field of communications.

Here are a few of the guest speakers who have visited campus in recent years:

Laila Ali
Boxing champion, fitness expert and television personality

Geena Davis
Actor and Philanthropist

Naomi Klein
Journalist and Author

Seth Meyers
Comedian and Host

Dan O'Shannon
Executive Producer and Writer

Jeremy Scahill

Chad Hurley
Co-Founder of YouTube and AVOS

Carl Quintanilla
Emmy Award–winning reporter at CNBC

Jason DeLand ’98
Founding Partner, Anomaly

Joy Bauer
Nutrition and Health Expert for NBC's TODAY

Bob Woodward
Journalist and Author

Rick Frishman '76
Author, Publisher, and PR Professional

Susan Orlean
Travel Writer and Author

Dan Heffner '78
Executive Producer, Saw movie franchise

Danny Green '85
Cofounder, The Smoking Gun website

Susannah Ludwig '93
Documentary Producer

Seymour Hersh
Pulitzer Prize-winning Investigative Reporter

Chris Fickes ’80
MLB Network/CFK Consulting


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