Conan O'Brien 2011 Dartmouth Commencement Speech Video
Conan O'Brien Gave the 2011 Dartmouth College Commencment Speech. Here is the Conan O'Brien 2011 Dartmouth Commencement Speech Video
Conan O'Brien is good at the whole college commencement speech thing. Back in 2000, he delivered a hilarious and poignant convocation speech at Harvard, his alma mater.
O'Brien is back at it this year, giving the commencement speech at New Hampshire's Dartmouth College on Sunday, June 12, 2011.
Here is the full text of the 2011 Conan O'Brien Dartmouth Commencement Speech
The Conan O'Brien Dartmouth graduation speech featured a few gems:
“Today, you have achieved something special — something only 92% of Americans your age will ever know – a college diploma.”
“When I got the call two months ago to be your speaker, I decided to prepare with the same intensity many of you have devoted to an important term paper. So late last night, I began. I drank two cans of Red Bull, snorted some Adderall, played a few hours of ‘Call of Duty,’ and then opened my browser. I think Wikipedia put it best when they said, ‘Dartmouth College is a private Ivy League University in Hanover, New Hampshire, United States.’ ”
“In 2000, I told [Harvard] graduates “Don't be afraid to fail.” Well now I'm here to tell you that, though you should not fear failure, you should do your very best to avoid it."
“There are few things more liberating in this life than having your worst fear realized. ... Your path at 22 will not necessarily be your path at 32 or 42. One’s dream is constantly evolving, rising and falling, changing course.”
“At the end of my final program with NBC, just before signing off, I said, ‘Work hard, be kind, and amazing things will happen.’ Today, receiving this honor and speaking to the Dartmouth Class of 2011 from behind a tree-trunk, I have never believed that more.”
Here is the Conan O'Brien 2011 Dartmouth Commencement speech video