Neil deGrasse Tyson Named Speaker of the Event: Watch His Acceptance Video!

Written by Hugh Forrest | March 12, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson named Speaker of the Event at SXSW 2014

After wowing a standing-room-only crowd on Saturday, March 8 with his keynote presentation about the importance of science, space and humanity, Neil deGrasse Tyson was named Speaker of the Event at the 2014 SXSW Interactive Festival. Dr Tyson could not attend the SXSW Interactive Awards on Tuesday evening, March 11 to accept this honor — but he did create a video acceptance speech for the event. Click here to watch this brilliant 90-second acceptance speech, which is shorter but nonetheless almost as amazing as his March 8 keynote.

Also, be sure to watch Dr. Tyson's new television show "Cosmos".

For a full list of winners at the 2014 SXSW Interactive Awards, please visit this page. For a full list of all winners at the various other 2014 SXSW award ceremonies, please visit this page.

Neil deGrasse Tyson photo by Patrick Ecclesine / FOX