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Godfather of modern street skating to speak in Niceville

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Widely considered the most influential skateboarder in the world, Mullen invented the majority of the tricks done in the modern era of the sport. The street Ollie, kick-flip, 360-flip, the Impossible, and countless other game-changing tricks evolved from his unique and uniquely effective method of innovation.

Entrepreneur, TED Speaker and the Godfather of modern street skating, Rodney Mullen, is the featured speaker at the Doolittle Institute in Niceville on March 21, 10:30 a.m.

The program is free and open to the public (registration required).

Widely considered the most influential skateboarder in the world, Mullen invented the majority of the tricks done in the modern era of the sport. The street Ollie, kick-flip, 360-flip, the Impossible, and countless other game-changing tricks evolved from his unique and uniquely effective method of innovation.

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Rodney Mullen

From the age of 14, Mullen defended his world title 35 times; his championship reign lasted over a decade, which is—and likely always will be—the most successful competitive run in the sport’s history.

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He studied mathematics and engineering at the University of Florida and will share his insights on technology, innovation, and ingenuity purely for passion’s sake.

Register to listen to his inspirational discussion about where creativity originates, how innovation is born, the crossover of ideas, and how skateboards and munitions share the same space.

David Fries, researcher at the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, will engage Rodney in a fireside chat about how serendipitous events can improve outcomes.

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Participate in a raffle for an autographed skateboard deck.  All proceeds benefit our Hurricane Michael-affected Bay County FIRST® LEGO® League Teams. $2 per ticket or $5 for 3 (cash only).

Doolittle Institute is at 1140 John Sims Parkway E.

To attend, register online at here.

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