November 11 Provost’s Lecture with Richard Gelfond, ’76

The Entrepreneurs Edge: Success on Long Island

Richard Gelfond

Richard Gelfond

The Entrepreneurs Edge will feature a lively conversation between Richard (Rich) Gelfond, Stony Brook alumnus and Chief Executive Officer of IMAX Corporation, and Joseph Campolo, Chairman of Protegrity Advisors, about Gelfond’s path from shoeshine entrepreneur to one of America’s top CEOs. Under Gelfond’s leadership, IMAX has evolved from a niche purveyor of nature and science documentaries to a Hollywood movie force — both as a high-tech exhibitor and a creative partner in the movie-making process.

IMAX presented some of 2014’s top movies, including Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy.

This Provost’s Lecture, co-sponsored by the College of Business and the Office for the Integration of Research, Education, and Professional Development, will be held on Tuesday, November 11, at 7 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater.

This event will be the first in the Entrepreneurs Edge Series, which showcases successful innovators from Long Island, describing their sometimes round-about and always individual career journeys. Connect with local business leaders at a reception immediately before the presentation, at 6 pm in the Wang Theater Lobby. Seating is limited. Please register at

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