The Thomas H. Quinn Lecture

Exponential Tech: Innovation & Disruption on the Road Ahead

Peter H. Diamandis
International Pioneer in Innovation
Co-Founder of Singularity University
Fortune’s “The Worlds’s 50 Greatest Leaders”


Peter Diamandis

September 8, 2017
4:00pm - 5:15pm

Mendoza College of Business, Jordan Auditorium

A pioneer in commercial spaceflight, Diamandis' talk will describe the power of “exponential tech,” a phrase that refers to technology’s potential to bring about revolutionary change to business, health care, education and lifestyles in general on a global basis.  Diamandis cites the large-scale disruptions already brought about by “exponential entrepreneurs” that have created companies such as Uber, Airbnb, SpaceX and Tesla.

The event if free and open to the public.

Sponsored by the Thomas H. Quinn Lecture Series.

The Thomas H. Quinn Lecture Series is an annual event hosted by the Mendoza College of Business to honor the Notre Dame alumnus and former member and chairman of Mendoza’s Business Advisory Council. Quinn earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Notre Dame in 1969, and was a football monogram winner and member of the 1966 national championship team. He was a managing partner and member of the Investment Committee and Management Committee of private investment firm The Jordan Company (TJC), as well as the president and chief operating officer of Chicago-based Jordan Industries Inc. Quinn passed away April 29, 2016, at the age of 68. ​The Quinn Lecture is sponsored by Notre Dame alumnus and trustee John W. "Jay" Jordan II, Quinn's college roommate, longtime friend and business partner.

Peter H. Diamandis Biography

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Citizenship in a Global Age

Horst Koehler
former President of the Federal Republic of Germany
Former Managing Director of the IMF
Personal Envoy of the United Nations
Secretary-General for Western Sahara


Podium Photo Koehler Cropped

September 6, 2017

Mendoza College of Business, Jordan Auditorium

Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies and the Notre Dame Institute for Advanced Study with additional support from the College of Arts and Letters, the Keough School of Global Affairs, the Mendoza College of Business, and Notre Dame Research​.

Lecture Video


Jean Meade
Phone: (574) 631-3277