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Distinguished Speaker Series: Stacy Peralta

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Embarcadero Hall, Isla Vista

Availability: 

Open to the Public

Series: 

TMP Distinguished Speaker Series

Hosted by: John Greathouse

The TMP Distinguished Speaker Series is open to the public. Click here for a campus map showing the location of Embarcadero Hall. For more information, please contact katie@tmp.ucsb.edu

Speaker Biography:

Stacy Peralta, Film Producer and Director, former professional skateboarder surfer and entrepreneur

At age 11, Stacy began competing with the Z-Boys. At 19, Peralta became the highest-ranked professional skateboarder. Soon after, he joined with manufacturer George Powell to form the Powell-Peralta skate gear company. With the financial backing of Powell-Peralta, Peralta formed the seminal Bones Brigade, a skate team composed of some the best skaters at the time, many of whom revolutionized modern skateboarding, including: Steve Caballero, Tony Hawk, Lance Mountain, Rodney Mullen and Tommy Guerrero.

In 1992, Peralta left Powell-Peralta to direct and produce for television full-time. His many film credits include, Dogtown and Z-Boys, a documentary film regarding the legendary skateboard team known as the Z-Boys, and Riding Giants, a 2004 documentary of the history of modern big wave surfing. Dogtown won an award at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. Peralta also wrote the screenplay for the dramatic retelling of the Dogtown days in Lords of Dogtown.


Technology Management's Distinguished Speaker Series is one of the program's premier events. This quarterly series features leaders from academia or industry who have distinguished themselves as experts in their fields. Drawing from prominent academic researchers, experienced business professionals, and successful entrepreneurs this series gives UC Santa Barbara's students as well as the community the rare opportunity to learn directly from those who have excelled through innovation and dedication to their work.