Main Library - Theodore Pappas is the Executive Editor and Chief Development Officer of Encyclopaedia Britannica in Chicago, Illinois. During this program, he will discuss the importance of perseverance in the face of great change and adversity. Pappas will also cover how perseverance is the key to success -- not just for companies like Britannica, which has endured a staggering amount of social and technological change since the 18th century -- but also for the personal and professional lives of individual people.

Attendees will be able to purchase copies of his latest books, the "Encyclopaedia Britannica Anniversary Edition: 250 Years of Excellence (1768-2018)" and "True Grit: Classic Tales of Perseverance," at the event, and Pappas will sign copies of his books following his presentation.