Ken Jennings is known for his trivia prowess after setting (and continuing to hold) the record for the longest winning streak on Jeopardy!
At Calvin University (Grand Rapids, Michigan), Jennings will discuss the advantages of being a generalist in the age of hyper-specialization and how having a wider range of knowledge can provide us with a greater opportunity to connect with others.
In 2004, he successfully auditioned for a spot on the show and went on an unprecedented 74-game victory streak worth $2.52 million. He then went on to appear in several special tournaments, including the ABC special, “The Greatest of All Time,” which he won.
As a speaker, Jennings appears at college and corporate events nationwide, covering topics ranging from the importance of education to artificial intelligence (specifically his encounter with IBM’s Watson) to his love of geography — always sharing his insider stories from behind the scenes at Jeopardy!
Jennings has published 12 books, including Brainiac about his Jeopardy! Adventures, Maphead on geography obsessives, and Because I Said So regarding parenting myths. He currently stars on ABC’s hit game show The Chase and GSN’s Master Mind. He also co-hosts the twice-weekly podcast Omnibus.
What: Ken Jennings
When: Monday, January 23, 2023
Where: Calvin University’s Covenant Fine Arts Center (1795 Knollcrest Circle SE, Grand Rapids, MI)
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free (in-person or livestream)
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