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Saturday, June 17, 2017
11:00 AM, Dickson Court North

TICKETS: The online ticking process will begin on MyUCLA. Please check back for dates on when the online ticketing process will begin for the Anthropology ceremony. Students may order four free tickets and each additional ticket, up to 4 tickets, will cost $12 per ticket. Commencement tickets can be picked up a the Central Ticket Office.

Students please arrive for check in at 10:00 AM. You will be given your Reader Card (phonetic spelling of your name) upon check in.

The ceremony is expected to last about an hour and half.

For more information, please visit the College Commencement Contact page for further commencement schedules, or contact Diem Nguyen at diemnguyen@anthro.ucla.edu or 310-825-6962.


Commencement Speaker: David Sackman, '80 

David Sackman is chairman and chief executive officer of Lieberman Research Worldwide (LRW), one of the world’s largest custom market research firms. He led its growth from a $5M local company to one with nearly $200M in global sales. He also founded AppliedVR, whose ultimate goal is to use virtual reality to help create positive behavior change to make the world a better place. See David's TEDx talk, "Real Change Through Virtual Reality" here.

Sackman honed his marketing strategy and new product development expertise over 30 years of experience across multiple product categories. He is frequently asked to speak to CEO groups around the world, and in 2015 presented a TEDx Talk in London on virtual reality.

Prior to joining LRW more than 25 years ago, Sackman was director of research at Columbia Pictures. He previously led marketing for the Winchell’s Division of Denny’s Restaurants and subsequently for the Group Health Services Division of American Medical International.

Sackman has served on the board of directors of the Marketing Research Association and Council of American Survey Research Organizations, as well as the boards of several privately held companies. He was named a 2015 Tech Visionary by SURVEY Magazine’s Technology Trendsetters. He received a B.A. in anthropology from UCLA in 1980.