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Reddit co-founder to speak at UC Irvine

January 15, 2014

EVENT: Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the popular social news and entertainment site Reddit, will talk about using the Internet as a power for good, the topic of his new book, Without Their Permission: How the 21st Century Will Be Made, Not Managed. Ohanian’s entrepreneurial spirit has led him to create or fund more than 60 tech startups since he graduated from the University of Virginia in 2005.

WHEN/WHERE: Noon-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, Donald Bren Hall, Room 6011 (grid H8, bldg. 314 on campus map).

INFORMATION: Media planning to attend should contact Heather Ashbach at 949-824-1577 or hashbach@uci.edu or Rizza Barnes at 949-824-1562 or rizza.barnes@uci.edu. This event is free and open to the public. Parking is available for $10 in the Anteater Parking Structure (grid H9 on campus map). Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis; limited overflow seating will be offered in satellite rooms.

BACKGROUND: Ohanian’s visit to UC Irvine is part of his national book tour. The event will be led by Bill Maurer, dean of UC Irvine’s School of Social Sciences, professor of anthropology and law, and director/co-director of two tech-focused campus research centers: the Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion and the Intel Science & Technology Center for Social Computing. Joining him will be UC Irvine alumnus and entrepreneur David M. Ochi ’97, MBA ’99, founder of numerous companies and executive director of the UC Irvine Antrepreneur Center.