June 2013

California and the Nation: A Mid-Year Economic Forecast

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Wed, Jul 24 2013 - 6:00pm

Michael J. Boskin, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Professor of Economics, Stanford University; Former Chair, Council of Economic Advisers Under President George H.W. Bush
John Silvia, Ph.D., Managing Director and Chief Economist, Wells Fargo
Ann Winblad, Co-founder and Managing Director, Hummer Winblad Venture Partners
Scott Thurm, Senior Editor, Wall Street Journal San Francisco Bureau - Moderator Read more »

How to Attract Tomorrow's Talent and Prepare for the Future Workforce

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Tue, Jul 16 2013 - 6:30pm

Melissa Daimler, Head of Organizational Effectiveness and Learning, Twitter Read more »

Chinatown Walking Tour #15

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Thu, Oct 24 2013 - 1:45pm

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. Read more »

Russian Hill Walking Tour #13

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Thu, Oct 10 2013 - 1:45pm

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.

Nob Hill Walking Tour #6

Thu, Sep 19 2013 - 1:45pm

Explore one of San Francisco’s 44 hills, and one of its original “Seven Hills”. Because of great views and its central position, Nob Hill became an exclusive enclave of the rich and famous on the west coast who built large mansions in the neighborhood. This included prominent tycoons such as Leland Stanford, and other members of the Big Four. Highlights include the history of four landmark hotels: The Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court, and Huntington Hotel. Read more »

North Beach Walking Tour #13

Thu, Sep 5 2013 - 2:00pm

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. Read more »

San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour #21

Wed, Aug 21 2013 - 2:00pm

Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot!

Robot Morality: Can a Machine Have a Conscience?

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Mon, Sep 30 2013 - 12:00pm

Robot Morality: Can a Machine Have a Conscience?

George R. Lucas Jr., Professor of Ethics and Public Policy, Naval Postgraduate School Read more »

Art Murmur Gallery Walk in Uptown Oakland

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Sat, Sep 28 2013 - 3:00pm

Danielle Fox, Ph.D., Art Consultant and Gallery Director, SLATE Contemporary; Former Executive Director, Oakland Art Murmur Read more »

When Mental Health Meets Social Justice

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Tue, Sep 17 2013 - 5:15pm

Stories from a Nonprofit Social Impact Leader Read more »