Past event

Making Social Media Work For You

Tue, Jun 23 2009 - 6:30pm

Making Social Media Work for You: Big Tools for Small Businesses

Jeremy Toeman, Founding Partner, Stage Two Consulting
Adam Lasnik, Search Evangelist, Google
Chris Lindland, Founder, Coradarounds
Ben Parr, Associate Editor,
Sarah Lacy, Valley Girl Columnist, BusinessWeek; Co-host, "Tech Ticker"; Author, Once You’re Lucky. Read more »

Past event

Censoring You: The Limits of What You See and Hear

Tue, Jun 16 2009 - 6:30pm

Censoring You

Paul Krassner, Author, Who’s Saying What’s Obscene?: Politics, Culture, and Comedy in America Today; Blogger, The Huffington Post
Brian Cuban, General Counsel, Mark Cuban Enterprises; Blogger, The Cuban Revolution
Peter Phillips, Director, Project Censored
Austin Heap, IT Director, Pacific News Service; Entrepreneur
John Wildermuth, Political Writer, San Francisco Chronicle Politics Blog- Moderator

If you google “Tianamen Square” in Read more »

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Personal Finance with Sharon Kedar

Mon, Jun 8 2009 - 6:30pm

A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance

Sharon Kedar, Financial Consultant; Author, A Modern Girl’s Guide to Personal Finance

Cathy Curtis, Owner, Curtis Financial Planning – Moderator

We may dress in designer jeans and carry the latest handbag, but do we really have it all together? Read more »

Past event

Why Fashion Still Matters: Vogue Features Director Sally Singer

Tue, Jun 2 2009 - 6:30pm

Why Fashion Still Matters: Vogue Features Director Sally Singer

Sally Singer, Fashion and Features Director, Vogue

Vogue is considered the world’s most influential fashion magazine, but what role does this publication play during this time of upheaval? When “recessionista” has replaced “fashionista” as the model to emulate, how can fashion magazines, designers and retailers stay relevant? Read more »

Past event

The Drunkard's Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

Mon, Jun 1 2009 - 6:30pm

The Drunkard’s Walk: How Randomness Rules Our Lives

Leonard Mlodinow, Author, The Drunkard’s Walk

From economic disaster to Supreme Court rulings, pure randomness may explain life’s outcomes more than we realize. Mlodinow proposes that we tend to overestimate the control we have over our destinies. The best-selling author will explain how a better understanding of statistics might bring hope to a nation facing an onslaught of misfortune. Read more »

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Bonk with Mary Roach

Mon, May 4 2009 - 6:30pm

Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex

Mary Roach, Author, Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex, Spook and Stiff

In conversation with Jeff Greenwald, Writer; Artist; Performer

Bestselling author Roach tackles the salacious, creepy and titilating fringes of science and ventures into topics where others fear to tread. In her new book, Bonk, Roach broaches an area of science not normally included in polite conversation. Read more »


Getting Your Green Dream Job


Getting Your Green Dream Job

Nick Ellis, CEO, Bright Green Talent
Liz Maw, Executive Director, Net Impact
Jeff Horowitz, Founder, Avoided Deforestation Partners
Peter Beadle, CEO, Green Jobs
Joel Makower, Executive Editor,; Author, Strategies for the Green Economy – Moderator Read more »


Middle East History 101: The Origins of the Current Conflict (8/15/2006)


George Bisharat, Professor of Law in Middle Eastern Societies, UC Hastings
Noel Kaplowitz, Former Professor of International Relations and Middle East Affairs, UC Davis, UC Berkeley and UCLA
Andrew Ross, Executive Foreign and National Editor, San Francisco Chronicle
Frederic Wehrey, International Policy Analyst, RAND Corp. Read more »


Urban Singles: Solo in the City (2/14/2007)


Sasha Cagen, Author, Quirkyalone: Manifesto for Uncompromising Romantics; Founder,
Ethan Watters, Author, Urban Tribes: A Generation Redefines Friendship, Family, and Commitment
Emily Morse, Host, “Sex with Emily” Read more »


Litquake, Inforum and Good Lit Talk About Science and Religion: Are They Irreconcilable? (10/9/2007)


Michael Lerner, Rabbi, Beyt Tikkun Synagogue; Editor, Tikkun Magazine; Author, The Left Hand of God
Joan Roughgarden, Professor, Stanford University; Author, Evolution and the Christian Faith
Robert Russell, Founder and Director, The Center for Theology and Natural Science; Author, Cosmology, Evolution and Resurrection Hope
Dr. George Smoot, Nobel Laureate; Professor, UC Berkeley Read more »

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