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You Are What You Wear: Fashion Matters

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Tue, May 17 2016 - 6:30pm

Patti Cazzato, CEO, Timbuk2 
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

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
With a special appearance by Mariachi Nueva Generacion 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 »

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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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The Future of Food with Chef Tyler Florence and Friends

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Thu, Nov 19 2015 - 7:00pm

Tyler Florence, TV Host; Restauranteur; Cookbook Author; Businessman; Food App Developer; Designer; Vintner; Entrepreneur
Megan Miller, Co-Founder, Bitty Foods (alternative protein sources)
Adam Zbar, CEO, Sun Basket (alternative food choices & distribution channels)
Dr. Lauren Shimek, Food Scientist, IDEO (food scientist) 
Douglas Gayeton, (architect of local food systems) Read more »

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Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Megan Smith

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Wed, Sep 30 2015 - 7:00pm

Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the United States
In conversation with Sal Khan, Founder & CEO, Khan Academy

“If we’re the country that makes Amazon and Facebook and Twitter, why can’t the federal government have websites and digital services that are awesome?” —Megan Smith
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