Media advisory for March 9 Landon Lecture by Steve Forbes
Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015
LECTURER: Steve Forbes, chairman and editor in chief of Forbes Media, will present a Landon Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday, March 9, in McCain Auditorium at Kansas State University. His preferred photo is available at http://www.k-state.edu/media/images/feb15/forbes.jpg.
NEWS MEDIA SEATING: Media can find reserved seats in the front row on the right side of the auditorium and in the back row on the right side near the audio distribution box. News media photographers must remain seated during the entirety of the lecture. If you plan to attend the lecture you must email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-532-2535 by noon Friday, March 6, to reserve a seat.
NEWS MEDIA PARKING: After 5 p.m., media may park in any nonreserved or nonhandicap student or faculty/staff parking space near McCain Auditorium. Other parking options include the K-State parking garage, south of the K-State Student Union, where parking is $1.50 an hour on a space-available basis. Please allow ample time for parking. An interactive map of campus with McCain Auditorium is available at:
MEDIA AVAILABILITY: A brief media availability with Forbes will be from 8:10-8:20 p.m. in Kirmser Hall, 204 McCain Auditorium. News and communications services staff members will be on hand to direct media to the location. Because of the short time frame, please have all your necessary audio and video equipment needed for the media availability ready to go before the end of the lecture.
CREDENTIALS: Although credentials are not required for the lecture, please bring your media identification with you in case it becomes necessary.
SECURITY: Media should be prepared to have camera bags, computer bags, etc., searched when entering the hall.
LECTURE TEXT: The speaker will not be using a prepared text, so no copy of his speech will be available.
SATELLITE FEED: There will be NO satellite feed of video and sound bites from the lecture.
NEWS MEDIA HELP: Staff with the university's news and communications services can answer additional questions at the time of the lecture. Staff will be wearing lanyards with an identification card.