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Computer History Museum is Going on the Road With Acclaimed Speaker Series Revolutionaries

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Oct. 3, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Computer History Museum, the world's leading institution exploring the history of computing and its impact on society, announced today that it is taking its acclaimed speaker series on the road, and the first stop will be NPR's corporate headquarters and digital news center in Washington, DC.

"Revolutionaries" is the Museum's acclaimed speaker series and is broadcasted throughout the world on multiple platforms. It features renowned innovators, business and technology leaders, and authors in enthralling, educational conversations often with leading journalists. Our audiences gain insight into the remarkable process of innovation, its risks and rewards, and the failures that led to ultimate success.

Participants have included author and Pulitzer Prize winner Jane Smiley; gaming legend Jane McGonigal; journalists Steven Levy, David Kirkpatrick, and John Markoff; Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg; former IBM chairman Sam Palmisano; Dreamworks co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg; author Walter Isaacson on his Steve Jobs biography; Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer; Ford Motor Company chairman Bill Ford; Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt; Tesla founder Elon Musk; Calif. Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom; Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg; and many others.

"Taking the series on the road a few times a year gives us the opportunity to expand the influence and awareness of the Museum and 'Revolutionaries,'" said "Revolutionaries" series creator Carol Stiglic. "We have had the good fortune to have partners like Intel and KQED supporting the series, and we have plans to stage "Revolutionaries" programs at both venues in the New Year. And, there may be some additional geographic surprises coming in 2015."

Tonight, Museum CEO John Hollar will lead an in-depth conversation with Case, one of America's best-known and most accomplished entrepreneurs and philanthropists, and a pioneer in making the Internet part of everyday life. They will discuss his passion for starting companies and supporting entrepreneurs, his roller-coaster ride at the top of AOL, his work in the public policy arena, and his philanthropic endeavors. They will also discuss his "Rise of the Rest" tour, giving entrepreneurs outside of Silicon Valley the opportunity to compete for startup funding. For more information on "Revolutionaries" and live shows visit www.computerhistory.org/events.

ABOUT REVOLUTIONARIES

"Revolutionaries" is the Computer History Museum's acclaimed speaker series, featuring renowned innovators, business and technology leaders, and authors in enthralling conversations often with leading journalists. Our audiences learn about the process of innovation, its risks and rewards, and the failures that led to ultimate success.

ABOUT COMPUTER HISTORY MUSEUM

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View, California, is a nonprofit organization with a four-decade history as the world's leading institution exploring the history of computing and its ongoing impact on society. The Museum is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computer history and is home to the largest international collection of computing artifacts in the world, encompassing computer hardware, software, documentation, ephemera, photographs, and moving images. The Museum brings computer history to life through large-scale exhibits, an acclaimed speaker series, a dynamic website, docent-led tours, and an award-winning education program.

The Museum's signature exhibition is "Revolution: The First 2000 Years of Computing," described by USA Today as "the Valley's answer to the Smithsonian." Other current exhibits include "Charles Babbage's Difference Engine No. 2," "Where To: The History of Autonomous Vehicles," "IBM 1401 Demo Lab," and "DEC PDP-1."

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Source:Computer History Museum