August 2012

Adam Leipzig: Hollywood, Creativity and Entrepreneurial Recovery

Tue, Oct 9 2012 - 6:00pm

Hollywood, Creativity and Entrepreneurial Recovery

Adam Leipzig, Former President, National Geographic Films; Former Senior Vice President, Walt Disney Studios Read more »

New Member Open House

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Thu, Sep 27 2012 - 5:30pm

New Member Open House
Are you new to The Club?  Just want to explore and check it out?  Come take a peek, meet other members and staff, and learn about all The Commonwealth Club has to offer.  Explore how our programs come together, volunteer opportunities, travel destinations and enjoy scrumptious light hors d’oeuvres.  Bring a friend and explore the Club together!

Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30–7:00 p.m. Read more »

North Beach Walking Tour #9

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Thu, Oct 25 2012 - 2:00pm

North Beach Walking Tour

Join another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Explore vibrant North Beach with Rick Evans during a two-hour walk through this neighborhood with a colorful past, where food, culture, history and unexpected views all intersect in an Italian “urban village.” In addition to learning about Beat generation hangouts, you’ll discover authentic Italian cathedrals and coffee shops.

Location: Meeting Spot is Washington Square Park at Saints Peter and Paul Church (Filbert & Powell). Read more »

Middle East Discussion Group

Mon, Sep 24 2012 - 5:30pm

Middle East Discussion Group

Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face of the Middle East. Each month, the Middle East Member-Led Forum hosts an informal roundtable discussion on a topic frequently suggested by recent headlines.  After a brief introduction, the floor will be open for discussion. All interested members are encouraged to attend. Read more »

Green Buildings

Fri, Sep 7 2012 - 11:00am

Green Buildings

Building Innovation
Gary Dillabough,
Managing Partner, Westly Group
Ann Hand, CEO, Project Frog
Kevin Surace, Founder, Serious Energy

Offices and homes waste a lot of energy and leave a lot of money on the table. A new generation of startups aim to change that by bringing innovative technology and finance to the building sector. We'll discuss the opportunities, risks and obstacles to constructing and operating smarter buildings. 
Time: 10:30 a.m. Read more »

Chinatown Walking Tour #11

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Wed, Oct 10 2012 - 2:00pm

Chinatown Walking Tour #10

Enjoy a Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Visit a Taoist temple, an herbal store, the site of the first public school in the state, and the famous Fortune Cookie Factory. There is a short break for a tea sample during the tour.

Location: Meet at corner of Grant and Bush, in front of Starbucks, near Chinatown Gate
Time: 1:45 p.m. Read more »