A Conversation With Bill Gates At Pomona College
Seeing Bill Gates In Person
I just got back from hearing Bill Gates speak in person at Pomona College about the work he is doing with his Foundation. The event, sponsored by The Annenberg Leadership & Management Speakers series at Harvey Mudd College & The Distinguished Lecture Series at Pomona College, was a hit with over 2,000 in attendance! The event was held at the Bridges Auditorium at Pomona College and was quite an experience. It sure was something to be in the presence of a man who is currently worth over 58 Billion dollars and who is currently the world’s 2nd richest person!
Interviewed by Maria Klawe, president of Harvey Mudd College, Bill spoke on a variety of topics on his current philanthropy work. Some of the topics covered were his focus on vaccines, particularly the polio vaccine and about his work on HIV/AIDS, malaria, agriculture, and education. It truly was a privilege to hear Bill speak with such proximity; my seat being less than 50 feet away from the stage. More importantly, it was amazing to hear about the great work being done by Bill and his foundation.
It was quite amazing to see Bill so close in person. This event inspired me and I know it inspired others who attended. I look forward to seeing Bill again in the future….perhaps next time I’ll be able to get a photo with his signature? Now that would be legit.
About Bill Gates
Bill Gates is founder and former CEO of Microsoft. The tech visionary and business entrepreneur’s leadership–fueled by his long-held dream that millions might realize their potential through software–made Microsoft a personal computing powerhouse and household name.
In summer of 2008, Gates left his day-to-day role with Microsoft to focus on philanthropy. Maintaining that all lives have equal value no matter where they are lived, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation donates to expand opportunity to the world’s most disadvantaged people. Collaborating with grantees and partners, the Foundation is focused on programs in global health and education, HIV/AIDS, libraries and agriculture research.
Below Are Photos I Took Of The Event