September 2011

The Club's Bay Gourmet to Be on KQED's "Check Please Bay Area"

Sep 27, 2011 @ 9:17 AM by jzipperer

Cathy Curtis, the chair of The Commonwealth Club's Bay Gourmet Member-Led Forum, will appear on this week's "Check Please Bay Area."

The popular restaurant-review program airs at 7:30 p.m. on KQED TV, Channel 9.

Curtis, longtime leader of the Bay Gourmet forum, is also a certified financial planner and leads Club travelers on popular trips to culinary hostpots locally and internationally.

Eric Ries: The Principles of a Lean Startup

Tue, Sep 27 2011 - 6:30pm

The Principles of a Lean Startup

This program is sold out

Eric Ries, Author, The Lean Startup

In conversation with Dave McClure, Founder, 500 Startups Read more »

Farallon Islands Whale Watching Adventure #2

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Sat, Oct 22 2011 - 7:30am

Farallon Islands Whale Watching Adventure #2

This program is sold out.

We will sail out to the Gulf of the Farallones National Marine Sanctuary with our captain and marine naturalists aboard the privately chartered Kitty Kat, a 65-ft. x 25-ft. catamaran. This ocean sanctuary encompasses more than 1,200 square miles of open and coastal waters as well as bays and estuaries. Read more »

Ethical Destinations

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Tue, Nov 29 2011 - 6:00pm

Ethical Destinations: Putting Your (Travel) Money Where Your Mouth Is

Jeff Greenwald, Executive Director, Ethical Traveler
Malia Everette,  Director, Global Exchange Reality Tours

Greenwald says one of the most important things savvy travelers can do is “vote with their wings,” supporting places that uphold core values like human rights and environmental protection. Every November, Berkeley-based Ethical Traveler releases its often controversial list of The World’s Best Ethical Destinations. Read more »

Drop In, Scale Up?

Thu, Oct 6 2011 - 12:00pm

Drop In, Scale Up?

Ed Dineen, CEO, LS9
Alan Shaw, CEO, Codexis
Jonathan Wolfson, CEO, Solazyme

Solazyme’s successful IPO suggests investors are bullish on synthetic fuels made from algae and other sources that can be used in regular vehicles today with minimal technological or behavioral modifications. Such “drop in fuels” have a huge advantage over electric cars because they leverage existing capital investment in cars and distribution infrastructure. Read more »

Gayle Geary: Let's Make Aging Amazing! A New Approach to Aging in San Francisco

Mon, Oct 24 2011 - 5:15pm

Let’s Make Aging Amazing: A New Approach to Aging in San Francisco

Gayle Geary, Founder, Member and Board President, San Francisco Village

Are you weighing options about where to live and how to meet your wants and needs as you age? With the village movement, we now have the ability to grow older in the homes we love with all the services we need, says Geary. Villages are grassroots, membership organizations; there are more than 50 in operation. Read more »

Bringing Cloud Computing Down to Earth

Sep 23, 2011 @ 11:02 AM by jzipperer

Cloud computing is a name that gives headline writers smiles of joy, because there are so many ways they can play off the image or idea of the "cloud" in their headlines. But cloud computing is also giving many businesses and individuals smiles, too, as they unload processing or storage tasks from their own systems onto third-party services, which promise to do these tasks less expensively. Read more »

Sonia Arrison: 100 Plus

Mon, Sep 26 2011 - 7:00pm

Sonia Arrison

This program is cancelled

Senior Fellow, Pacific Research Institute; Author, 100 Plus: How the Coming of Age of Longevity Will Change Everything: From Careers and Relationships to Family and Faith

Alison van Diggelen, Host, "Fresh Dialogues" - Moderator

What will life be like at age 100? Will you be healthy? According to Arrison, living past 100 will be the rule, not the exception. Read more »