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Speaker Series presents Tim Shriver on Nov. 6

October 11, 2019

Having served just under five million athletes with intellectual disabilities in 179 countries, Tim Shriver will be the next guest in the Indiana State University Speaker Series at 7 p.m. Nov. 6 in Tilson Auditorium.

Shriver is a social leader, educator, author, film producer, entrepreneur and chairman of the Special Olympics. Shriver has worked hard to provide amazing opportunities for those with intellectual disabilities.

He has been a part of an team that has created exciting new Special Olympics programs in athlete leadership, cross-cultural research, health, education and family support. In addition, he has worked to garner more government support for issues of concern to the Special Olympics community, testifying before the U.S. Congress and challenging government leaders worldwide to respect the dignity and possibilities of people with intellectual disabilities.

Shriver's passion for promoting the gifts of the marginalized has led him to use his talents in Hollywood as well. He co-produced two movies -- "Amistad" and "The Loretta Claiborne Story" -- and was the executive producer of "The Ringer" and "The Front of the Class." In addition to film, Shriver has also written a book entitled "Fully Alive: Discovering What Matters Most." His book discusses how life changing of an impact those with intellectual disabilities can have on others and how they inspire those around them to discover what matters most.

His book will be available for purchase at the event, and there will be a book signing to follow his presentation. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, go to or call 877-ISU-TIXS.