November 2009

Philanthropists Who Inspire

Wed, Nov 18 2009 - 6:00pm

Philanthropists Who Inspire

Diane “Dede” Wilsey, President of Board of Trustees, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Laura Scher, Chair Person and CEO, Credo Mobile/Working Assets
Warren Hellman, Chairman, Hellman & Friedman;  Trustee Emeritus, The San Francisco Foundation;  Co-chair, Governor’s Commission for Jobs and Economic Growth
Akiko Yamazaki, Donor and Co-chair (Along with husband and  Yahoo Founder Jerry Yang) of Stanford University’s  $1 Billion Campaign for Read more »

James Lentz: The Future of Cars and the Auto Industry

Tue, Nov 17 2009 - 6:00pm

The Future of Cars and the Auto Industry

James Lentz, President/COO, Toyota, USA, Inc.

Toyota is known for creativity and a commitment to sustainable development, but is it enough in today's ultra-competitive globalized car industry? Come hear the unique perspective of industry veteran Lentz, who launched the innovative Scion brand in 2001, on what automakers are doing to ensure vehicles are a benefit, not a burden, to society and what future designs may be on the horizon. Read more »

Power Prescription: High-Powered Clues for High-Impact Healing

Tue, Nov 17 2009 - 6:00pm

Power Prescription: High-Powered Clues for High-Impact Healing

This program has been postponed

Christie Dames, Founder and CEO, Extreme Healing

One of the biggest challenges we face in health care is finding the missing pieces that could be contributing to illness. Read more »

Joel Hyatt: Co-founder & Vice Chairman of Current TV

Tue, Nov 17 2009 - 7:00pm

The New Journalism: Beyond Newspapers in the 21st Century

This program has been postponed

Joel Hyatt, Co-founder and Vice Chairman, Current TV

Katrina Heron, Former Editor-in-Chief, Wired Magazine - Moderator

The future of journalism is about more than the future of newspapers. It’s about more than the future of existing business models. It’s about inventing new formats and finding new audiences. Read more »

Strategies for Stage Fright

Mon, Nov 16 2009 - 5:15pm

Strategies for Stage Fright

Carol Fleming, Ph.D., Founder, The Sound of Your Voice

Getting spooked by speaking anxiety can put a serious crimp in your ability to pipe up and present yourself publicly – no laughing matter when it comes time to make the big pitch, to approach the podium, or simply to give the tone-setting toast. Read more »

The Future of Books

Mon, Nov 16 2009 - 6:00pm

The Future of Books

Kevin Hunsanger, Co-owner, Green Apple Books
Jared Friedman, Co-founder, Scribd
Brewster Kahle, Director and Co-founder, Archive.org
Dan Clancy, Engineering Director, Google Books
Pamela Samuelson, Distinguished Professor, Law and Information, UC Berkeley
David Hellman, Associate Librarian, San Francisco State University – Moderator

Will the printed word become obsolete? Read more »

Smarter TV

Mon, Nov 16 2009 - 6:30pm

Smarter TV

Mitchell Berman, Co-founder and CEO, ZillionTV
Evan Young, Director of Broadband, TiVo Inc.
Jim Funk, VP Business Development, Roku
Andrew Kippen, VP Marketing, Boxee
Russ Schafer, Senior Director of Product Marketing, Yahoo! Read more »

David Blumenthal: How Technology Can Improve Health Care

Fri, Nov 13 2009 - 12:00pm

David Blumenthal: How Technology Can Improve Health Care

This program has been postponed

David Blumenthal, National Coordinator, Health Information Technology Department of Health and Human Services

Sarah Varney, KQED Reporter, The California Report and Health Dialogues - Moderator

Congress passed the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH) in February. Read more »

Why Public Financing Works with Bob Edgar and Nick Nyhart

Thu, Nov 12 2009 - 6:30pm

Why Public Financing Works

Bob Edgar, President/CEO, Common Cause
Nick Nyhart, President/CEO, Public Campaign

As health care and other industries spend millions per day on lobbying in Washington, the Supreme Court stands poised to declare a law forbidding campaign contributions by corporations and labor unions as unconstitutional. Read more »

Will Asia Lead Us Out of This Recession?

Tue, Nov 10 2009 - 7:30am

Will Asia Lead Us Out of this Recession?

Dominic Barton, Worldwide Managing Director, McKinsey & Company

Prior to the global recession, there was some talk of a de-coupling between the economies of Europe and the United States and those of the robust economies in Asia, most notably China and India.  The global recession debunked this notion, but the idea that economies in Asia can help pull the global economy out on their own is developing new traction with their relatively faster and stronger rebound from our current crisis. Read more »