Design Rethinking


Pecha Kucha 20 x 20: Japan-Inspired Design (7/7/14)

Koji Tsutsui, Architect, Koji Tsutsui Architects
Greg Gomes, Woodworking and Veneer Expert, Artistic Veneers
E.B. Min, Partner, Min|Day Architects
Carin Adams, Associate Curator of Art and Material Culture and Co-curator of SuperAwesome: Art andGiant Robot, Oakland Museum of California,
Brandon K. Hill, Founder and CEO, btrax
Joachim Muller Lance, Font Designer; Principal and Owner, Kame Design Studio Read more »


R&D, Innovation Labs and Channeling Your Inner Startup (1/21/14)

Will Young, Director, Zappos Labs
Brian Luerssen, GM, OKCupid Labs
Mark Randall, Chief Strategist and VP of Creativity, Adobe
James Temple, Senior Editor, Re/code - Moderator


Dr. Claude Gruen: New Urban Development: Looking Back to See Forward (4/9/13)

Claude Gruen, Ph.D., Principal Economist, Gruen Gruen + Associates, San Francisco

Gabriel Metcalf, Executive Director, SPUR - Moderator Read more »

Past event

Crash Course

Tue, Apr 24 2012 - 6:00pm

Crash Course Chris Martenson, Ph.D., Futurist; Author, The Crash Course Tom Van Dyck, Senior Vice President, RBC Wealth Management The combination of financial market volatility and depleting resources (notably peak oil) present a challenging outlook for investors. Building wealth is even more daunting when considering how flimsy government figures about the economy can be. If the great disruption is near or here, what are some tips for building a resilient family and community? Read more »


Paul Saffo-In Conversation with John Markoff, Technology and Business Reporter, The New York Times


Embracing Uncertainty: Connecting Policy to Long-Range Forecasting Read more »


Tim Brown: Change By Design


Tim Brown

CEO, IDEO; Author, Change By Design

One myth of innovation is that brilliant solutions leap fully formed from the minds of geniuses. In reality, we don’t simply realize solutions; we design them. Design thinking is now being applied to address a wide range of concerns, from delivering clean drinking water to improving airport security and microfinancing.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on November 9, 2009


Funding The Transportation System of The Future


Asha Weinstein Agrawal, Ph.D., Director, Mineta Transportation Institute National Transportation Finance Center
William Millar, President, American Public Transportation Association
John Horsley, Executive Director, Association of American State Highway and Transportation Officials
Alan Lowenthal, California State Senator
Norman Mineta, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (Ret.); Former U.S.Congressman - Moderator Read more »

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