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Get Smart! Meet the Founders of Mental Floss

WHEN: Wednesday, October 15, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

WHERE: SVA Theatre, 333 West 23rd Street (8th and 9th Aves.)

REGISTER: visit www.cencom.org or e-mail info@cencom.org

Meet the founders of the wildly popular magazine Mental Floss and hear why it breaks records for video views! Mentalfloss.com makes learning fun, while cracking you up with bizarre jokes and ridiculously funny factoids, all delivered in a fast-moving, engaging way by various contributors to the site, including YA author John Green (Looking for Alaska, The Fault in Our Stars). The bi-monthly glossy is filled with addictive quizzes, daily brain teasers, forgotten histories, bizarre science, cocktail party cheat-sheets, trivia lists, and more. Come see what the all the fuss is about.

Mangesh Hattikudur, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer, Mental Floss

Will Pearson, Co-Founder and President, Mental Floss

Moderator: J. Max Robins, Executive Director, Center for Communication

Presented with SVA Theatre

In Conversation: Entrepreneur and Impresario Peter Shapiro

WHEN: Monday, October 20, 6:30 to 8:00 pm

WHERE: Kumble Theater at LIU Brooklyn, Flatbush Ave. (DeKalb Ave. and Willoughby St.)

REGISTER: visit www.cencom.org or e-mail info@cencom.org

Renaissance man Peter Shapiro created Williamsburg's wildly successful Brooklyn Bowl and franchises in London and Las Vegas. He produced 3-D rockumentaries with bands like U2, and rescued the music magazine Relix and the iconic Capitol Theatre from extinction, elevating them to new heights of glory. Find out how he did it.

Peter Shapiro, independent music and film entrepreneur

Moderator: J. Max Robins, Executive Director, Center for Communication

Presented with Long Island University.