February 2012

Sebastian Seung: Connectome

Mon, Feb 13 2012 - 6:00pm

Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are

Sebastian Seung, Ph.D., Author, Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are
Kishore Hari, Director, Bay Area Science Festival- Moderator

Are we simply the products of our genes? Seung says otherwise. The MIT professor has found what he calls the nexus of nature and nurture: the network of connections between neurons in the human brain. Read more »

Meet and Eat with SF's Hottest Culinary Crew: Dinner at Bar Agricole

Mon, Feb 20 2012 - 7:00pm

Meet and Eat with SF's Hottest Culinary Crew: Dinner at Bar Agricole

Tickets to the five-course dinner at Bar Agricole are available through the restaurant.
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Submit Questions for Today's Teleconference with Kennette Benedict

Feb 9, 2012 @ 11:20 AM

DATE: THU, FEBRUARY 9, 2012
TIME: 12:00 PM PACIFIC TIME

In the early days of the new year, the famed Doomsday Clock moved one minute closer to midnight, indicating a worsening threat to mankind of nuclear armageddon and other disasters. The clock, maintained by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, is a widely watched sign of the world's vulnerability to man-made catastrophe, and this latest change moved the clock's hands from six to five minutes before midnight. Read more »

Cruising 55

Mon, Feb 13 2012 - 12:00pm

Cruising 55

Shad Balch,
Environment and Energy Communications, General Motors
Roland Hwang, Director of Transportation Programs, NRDC
Mary Nichols, Chair, California Air Resources Board  
Chris Paulson, VP of Strategy, Coda Automotive

In a striking change from years past, U.S. automakers stood with President Obama last year to support the biggest increase in auto fuel economy standards ever. Read more »

What it's like to be the Muslim next door in Silicon Valley

Thu, Feb 16 2012 - 6:30pm

What It’s Like to Be the Muslim Next Door in Silicon Valley

Muhammed Chaudhry, President & CEO, Silicon Valley Education Foundation
Sumbul ali-Karamali, Lawyer; Author, The Muslim Next Door: The Qur’an, the Media, and that Veil Thing
Raaina Mohsen, Executive Director, Cities Association of Santa Clara County
Barbara Marshman, Opinion Pages Editor, San Jose Mercury News – Moderator

A panel of five leading Silicon Valley executives, educators and entrepreneurs wil Read more »

Russian Hill Walking Tour #5

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Thu, Feb 16 2012 - 2:00pm

Russian Hill Walking Tour

Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a two-hour hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. See where great artists and architects lived and worked, and walk down residential streets where some of the most historically significant houses in the Bay Area are located.

Location: Meet in front of Swensen's Ice Cream Store located at 1999 Hyde Street at Union. Read more »

Jena LaFlamme: The Key for Finding and Keeping Love

Tue, Feb 14 2012 - 6:00pm

Jena LaFlamme: The Key for Finding and Keeping Love

Jena LaFlamme, creator Jena Wellness Center and PleasureCamp.com

A special Valentine's program to explore the greatest missing ingredient in finding and keeping love: pleasure! Learn how and why the more pleasure you take in your life, the more appealing you will be to your partner (or date) and the more your love will shine and sizzle. Join us for a light-hearted evening with lectures and interactive exercises for singles and couples of all stripes.
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How to Hire Like Google: Bagging and Becoming the Rare Find

Thu, Feb 9 2012 - 6:30pm

 How to Hire Like Google: Bagging and Becoming the Rare Find

Laszlo Bock, Senior Vice President, People Operations, Google
George Anders, Author, The Rare Find
In conversation with Brad Stone, Senior Writer, Bloomberg Businessweek 

The nature of work is changing. Companies are learning to hire during a recession and hold onto increasingly smart, proficient and flexible employees. Read more »