Nick Swisher | December 4, 2019
Trevor Noah, comedian and host of the Emmy and Peabody Award-winning “The Daily Show” on Comedy Central, and Alexis Ohanian, co-founder of the social news website Reddit, will be part of Idea Week 2020, an annual gathering celebrating entrepreneurs, innovation and the incubation of new ideas.
Event organizers also announced the Fighting Irish Esports Invitational, the University of Notre Dame’s first official esports tournament in partnership with GamerzArena.
Noah will perform April 19 (Sunday) at Notre Dame’s Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center; Ohanian will deliver a keynote address on April 23 (Thursday) at the Renaissance District in downtown South Bend; and the esports tournament will be held on campus April 23-24 (Thursday-Friday). Idea Week will take place April 19-25 (Sunday-Saturday).
The Grammy-nominated band OneRepublic was previously announced as the week’s major concert act. The band will perform April 25 (Saturday) at the Purcell Pavilion.
Idea Week is hosted by Notre Dame, the South Bend-Elkhart region and more than 30 community organizations and businesses. It will be held at the University and other locations throughout South Bend and Elkhart and will be open to the public.
More than 21,000 people attended at least one part of Idea Week 2019, and nearly 18,000 people attended in 2018, its inaugural year.
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