Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to speak in North Lake Tahoe |

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak to speak in North Lake Tahoe

Amanda Rhoades

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak will speak at the Siebens-Binz Sierra Nevada College Tahoe Forum in Incline Village on Sept. 23.

The Silicon Valley icon is expected to speak about his early experience launching Apple Computers from a garage in the Bay Area with Steve Jobs.

“Steve Wozniak is an icon as a technologist, entrepreneur, and Silicon Valley personality,” said Tahoe Forum sponsor Nancy Siebens-Binz in a statement issued by Sierra Nevada College.

The goal of the forum is to “bring leaders who have had a generational impact in their fields,” Siebens-Binz said.

Wozniak is credited with designing the world’s first personal computers, the Apple I and Apple II, as well as influencing the design of the Macintosh. In 1985, he was awarded the National Medal of Technology by then-President Ronald Regan. He has also been inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame and received numerous other awards and honors.

He joined the data visualization company Primary Data in 2014, where he has worked ever since as chief scientist. His autobiography, “iWoz: From Computer Geek to Cult Icon” was a New York Times bestseller when it was published in 2014.

The Tahoe Forum series is offered semi-annually at Sierra Nevada College through an endowment provided by Incline Village resident Nancy Siebens-Binz. Previous speakers have included Alexandria Cousteau, Isavel Allende, Zahi Hawass, and Eileen Collins, among others.

Tickets are free, though there is a limit of two per person. Space is limited, and tickets can be reserved at

Amanda Rhoades is a news, environment and business reporter for the Sierra Sun. She can be reached at or 530-550-2653. Follow her on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @akrhoades.

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