MEDIA ADVISORY: Digital Editor of The Economist to Speak at UT Austin on March 5

Feb. 27, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas — Tom Standage, digital editor at The Economist, will examine the flow of human history through the ages of beer, wine, spirits, coffee, tea and Coca-Cola at an event March 5 hosted by The University of Texas at Austin’s IC² Institute.

EVENT: History of the World in Six Drinks

WHEN: Wednesday, March 5, 3 p.m.

WHERE: Etter-Harbin Alumni Center, Main Lounge, 2110 San Jacinto Blvd., Austin, TX 78712. For a map and directions, visit

BACKGROUND: Tom Standage is author of six books including “Writing on the Wall,” “An Edible History of Humanity,” “A History of the World in Six Glasses” and “The Victorian Internet.” The event is co-sponsored by The University of Texas at Austin’s IC² Institute, McCombs School of Business, School of Journalism and The Economist. Light refreshments will be served.

The IC² Institute is an interdisciplinary research unit of The University of Texas at Austin that works to advance the theory and practice of entrepreneurial wealth creation.

For more information, contact: University Communications, Office of the President, 512 471 3151;  Coral Franke, IC2 Institute, 512-475-8947.