Upcoming Lectures

Lectures will be held in a hybrid in-person/virtual format. Free general admission tickets will be available the Wednesday before the lecture through the Box Office for the in-person event. There will be a livestream for those who cannot/choose not to attend. 

2023-2024 Lectures

Dan Povenire graphic. Monday, October 2, Hall auditorium, 7:30 p.m. Dan Povenmire: Unleashing Imagination: The Power of Creativity.

Dan Povenmire - In-Person SOLD OUT; Livestream available

Monday, October 2, 2023
7:30 p.m., Hall Auditorium or Livestream

Dan Povenmire is renowned for co-creating and executive-producing Disney's Emmy® Award-winning series Phineas and Ferb, for which he earned ten Emmy® nominations, in four different categories ranging from directing to songwriting to voice-over performance. Povenmire has won the Emmy for Outstanding Writing in Animation twice, most recently in 2021 for Disney+'s original, Phineas and Ferb The Movie: Candace Against the Universe, in which he also reprised his voice role as the ridiculously evil Dr. Heinz Doofenshmirtz.

Along with his Phineas and Ferb co-creator, Jeff "Swampy" Marsh, Povenmire also co-created and executive-produced Disney's Milo Murphy's Law, an animated series that followed 13-year-old Milo Murphy, the great-great-great-great grandson of the Murphy's Law namesake.

Povenmire is currently creator and executive producer of Disney Channel's original animated superhero comedy series Hamster & Gretel, while simultaneously ramping up production on two brand new seasons of Phineas and Ferb.

With over 25 years of experience in directing, storyboarding and writing, Povenmire has worked on multiple critically acclaimed animated series including Family Guy, SpongeBob SquarePants, The Simpsons, Rocko's Modern Life and Hey Arnold!

Povenmire was born in California and raised in Mobile, Alabama. He studied cinema at the University of Southern California and has two daughters, both of whom occasionally do voices in his cartoons and appear in his TikTok and YouTube videos.

In-person tickets are sold out; however, you can still request the link to livestream.

Past Lectures