At every DO, we seek the most diverse mixture of guests possible. A balanced microcosm. It makes for the best dinner conversation. To help this along, we created The Giving Chair; a sponsored spot at The DO Lectures so that students can attend for free. Yup, free.

All an applicant has to do is submit a 90 second video to tell us about themselves and then another after the event to pass on everything they learned to the company that foot the bill for their chair. A pretty fair exchange, we reckon. You can submit videos to

We've had some awesome entries over the years, here's a sampling.