'The End of Money' author David Wolman will speak at Iowa State Sept. 19

AMES, Iowa -- Contributing editor at Wired and author of "The End of Money," David Wolman will share how going cashless will affect the world, your wallet, and the retail, banking and finance industries when he speaks at Iowa State University.

Wolman's presentation, "The End of Money," will be at 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 19, in the Memorial Union Great Hall. It is free and open to the public. HIs lecture is part of the Greater Iowa Credit Union Business Lecture Series.

In his book, Wolman investigated the future of money, examining an array of virtual and alternative cashless currencies and technologies, including mobile-based banking systems. He also included his personal experiment of a year without cash.

Wolman has written for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Newsweek and Forbes. His 2008 story for Wired about how Egyptian activists used Facebook to mobilize against the Hosni Mubarak regime was one of the earliest pieces of long-form journalism about what would come to be known as the Arab Spring. That story evolved into "The Instigators," an e-book that was nominated for a 2012 National Magazine Award for reporting.

Wolman also is the author of the books, "A Left-Hand Turn around the World" and "Righting the Mother Tongue: From Olde English to Email." He has been featured on the TV programs CBS Sunday Morning, Frontline and others.

Wolman earned a master's degree in journalism from Stanford University and completed a Fulbright journalism grant in Sapporo, Japan.

The Greater Iowa Credit Union Business Lecture Series serves as a springboard for conversation of relevant business topics and to attract, educate and serve members of the Iowa State University and Ames community.

Wolman's presentation is also co-sponsored by ISU's College of Business and the Committee on Lectures, which is funded by the Government of the Student Body.

More information about ISU lectures is available online at http://www.lectures.iastate.edu, or by calling 515-294-9935.