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Adam Savage: Creating Your Own Career Path


Miami University President Gregory P. Crawford and the Center for Career Exploration and Success are proud to present Adam Savage: Creating Your Own Career Path. This Presidential Career and Leadership Series program will take place on Tuesday, April 16 at 7 p.m. in the Armstrong Student Center’s Harry T. Wilks Theater.

Savage, an internationally acclaimed STEM communicator and Emmy-nominated producer/host, will bust myths about career trajectory based on the lessons he has learned from each phase of his diverse career. This event features open seating, with the theater doors opening at 6:30 p.m.

Directly following the program, a book signing will take place during a reception in the Armstrong Student Center Atrium. At the reception, guests will be treated to hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and beverages. 

Miami Libraries, Miami Activities and Programming, and the College of Creative Arts Student Council are partnering with Crawford and the Center for Career Exploration and Success to hold this event.

After more than a decade spent working in special effects for Lucasfilm’s revered Industrial Light and Magic studio, Savage stepped in front of the camera as Mythbusters co-host in 2002. Mythbusters ran for 13 years on the Discovery Channel, playing in over 100 countries and featuring nearly 300 episodes.

In 2009, Savage took his expertise and enthusiasm to YouTube. Tested, which explores the intersection of science, popular culture, and emerging technology, has amassed nearly seven million subscribers. He has also written extensively for national publications like Wired Magazine, Popular Mechanics, and Make Magazine, with his debut book Every Tool’s a Hammer earning a spot on the New York Times bestseller list.

Savage has a seat on the boards of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum and the Center for Policing Equity. Also a veteran stage performer and public speaker, he has toured multiple countries with his own stage shows, given TED talks garnering over 10 million views, and inspired students, early career professionals, and anyone looking to redefine with his keynote addresses about career trajectory.

RSVP for the Event

We have currently reached full capacity for tickets. You can still register, and we will fill requests in order of date/time submission.

Get a Free Book!

If you are one of the first 200 registrants for Adam Savage: Creating Your Own Career Path, you will receive a free copy of Every Tool’s a Hammer: Life is What You Make It.

In this New York Times bestseller, Savage chronicles his 40-plus years as a “maker” to serve as “creative rocket fuel” that you can use to “build, make, invent, explore, and—most of all—enjoy the thrills of being a creator.”

Savage will sign books in the Armstrong Atrium directly following the program. During this reception, you will also be treated to hors d’oeuvres, dessert, and beverages.

The cover of Adam Savage's book, Every Tool's a Hammer.

Commitment to Inclusivity

Miami University and the Center for Career Exploration and Success are committed to providing an inclusive and equitable experience. If you need disability-related accommodations (e.g. interpreter, captioning, materials in an accessible format) to facilitate full participation, please contact the Miller Center at least two business days before the event to ensure the smooth delivery of services by phone at 513-529-1541, TTY Relay at 7-1-1, or 

Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center
550 E. Spring Street
Oxford, OH 45056