Earth Month Keynote Speaker: Ian Somerhalder


USC Program Board’s Speakers Committee, Environmental Student Assembly, and International Student Assembly are thrilled to welcome actor and avid environmentalist, Ian Somerhalder, as the distinguished keynote speaker for USC Earth Month 2014!

Ian Somerhalder is currently starring in the hit drama, THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, as Damon Salvatore, and is known for his role as Boone on the critically acclaimed drama, LOST. This spring, Somerhalder will be seen in Years of Living Dangerously, Showtime’s gripping new docu-series centering on global climate change. In 2010 Ian launched The Ian Somerhalder Foundation, working tirelessly to educate, empower, and collaborate with others to advocate involvement in clean energy, animal rights, and habitat conservation initiatives. ISF is also actively involved in distributing funds towards renewable energy development, as well as supporting green technologies, green disaster relief and promoting environmentally responsible practices in the entertainment industry.

Want to hear more about Ian’s story and his thoughts on the media’s role in environmental change? Want to know what you can do to make a positive impact? Join USC’s Earth Month initiative on EARTH DAY, Tuesday, April 22nd, at 8:00 PM in Bovard Auditorium! The event will be moderated by Alex Ago, the Director of Programming and Special Projects at USC’s School of Cinematic Arts, where he programs film screenings, festivals, guest speakers and special events.


For a chance to WIN VIP SEATING and a MEET & GREET with Ian Somerhalder, you may do any of the following:
– PUBLICLY share the event on Facebook and “Like” our pages: USC Speakers Committee, USC Environmental Student Assembly, and USC ISA
– Make a post on Facebook with #RevampUSC with an environmental/sustainable change you’d like to see on campus
– Join Earth Month’s “I Pledge” campaign with #RevampUSC! Let us know what YOU pledge to change to be more environmentally-friendly! Examples here.

The contest ends at 12 pm (noon) on Monday, April 21st.

**Winners will be announced at 11 pm on Monday, April 21st.**

There are no RSVPs, and seating will be first-come, first-served. This event is free to USC students, faculty & staff (+1 guest) per valid USC ID. Lineup will begin in front of Bovard Auditorium at 6:00 pm, and tickets will be distributed beginning at 6:30 pm to those present in line ONLY.

Photography and recording of any kind will be strictly prohibited during the event.