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An Evening with Emma Cline, Author of “The Girls”

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Tue, Jun 21 2016 - 6:30pm

Emma Cline, Author, The Girls
Claire Bidwell Smith, Grief Therapist; Mother; Author, The Rules of Inheritance and After This: When Life is Over, Where Do We Go?—Moderator

This is a Good Lit event, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Cultivate Your Entrepreneurial Spirit with Jessica Herrin, CEO of Stella and Dot

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Thu, May 26 2016 - 6:30pm

Jessica Herrin, Founder and CEO, Stella & Dot Family Brands; Author, Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms

Serial entrepreneur Jessica Herrin, founder and CEO of the Stella & Dot Family Brands and author of the new book Find Your Extraordinary: Dream Bigger, Live Happier and Achieve Success on Your Own Terms, will explain how you can turn your passion into your career and live the life that you've always dreamed of by cultivating your entrepreneurial spirit.

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You Are What You Wear: Fashion Matters

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Tue, May 17 2016 - 6:30pm

Mike Natenshon, Founder and CEO, Marine Layer
Connie Ulasewicz, Ph.D., Professor, San Francisco State University; Researcher; Speaker; Author
Jason Kibbey, CEO, Sustainable Apparel Coalition—Moderator
Additional Panelists TBA

Presented in partnership with Levi Strauss & Co. Read more »

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Charles Duhigg: The Science of Productivity

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Mon, May 9 2016 - 6:30pm

Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business and The Power of Habit
Farhad Manjoo, Technology Columnist, The New York Times—Moderator Read more »

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United States Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil: Big Data and You

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Wed, May 4 2016 - 6:30pm

DJ Patil, United States Chief Data Scientist
Elizabeth Dwoskin,  Silicon Valley Correspondent, Washington Post—Moderator

Big data’s role in our lives is increasing, whether we realize it or not. From influencing our health-care decisions to helping to make our streets safer, big data has changed the way that our government and the private sector are tackling some of today’s most complicated social and economic issues. Read more »

Past event

Cocktail Culture

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Wed, Apr 27 2016 - 6:30pm

Doug Dalton and Brian Sheehy, Owners, Future Bars
J.K. Dineen, Staff Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Author, High Spirits: The Legacy Bars of San Francisco—Moderator

Doug Dalton and Brian Sheehy have revolutionized the Bay Area’s nightlife scene through their company Future Bars, the team behind several of San Francisco’s top watering holes, including Bourbon & Branch, Tradition, Local Edition and the recently-launched Pagan Idol. Read more »

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Shannon Watts: Gun Safety Is a Winning Issue

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Thu, Mar 31 2016 - 6:30pm

Shannon Watts, Founder, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America
Robyn Thomas, Executive Director, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence—Moderator Read more »

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Breakthrough: Driving Public Value Through Private Sector Innovation

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Tue, Mar 22 2016 - 6:30pm

John Cabeca, Director, Patent and Trademark Office, Silicon Valley
Mike Olson, Founder, Chairman and Chief Strategy Officer, Cloudera
Simi Gandhi, Head of Business Development and Strategy, Plaid
Raj Sharma, Co-founder, Public Spend Forum—Moderator

Join INFORUM at The Commonwealth Club of California for a panel discussion on how private sector innovation and solutions are helping solve complex social and public policy challenges. Read more »

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EMILY’s List and Electing Pro-Choice Women: Ellen R. Malcolm in Conversation with Christine Bronstein

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Tue, Mar 15 2016 - 6:30pm

Ellen R. Malcolm, Founder, EMILY’s List; Author, When Women Win: EMILY’s List and the Rise of Women in American Politics
Christine Bronstein, Founder, Nothing But the Truth Publishing; Author; Mother—Moderator Read more »

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Senator Cory Booker: United

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Fri, Feb 19 2016 - 7:00pm

Cory Booker, U.S. Senator from New Jersey
In Conversation with California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom

This is a Good Lit event, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation.

Cory Booker, the junior U.S. senator from New Jersey, has built his career in public service by fighting for his belief that we as a nation must come together and rise above that which divides us in order to protect the principles and ideals that unite us. Read more »

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