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John Perkins: How to Remake the Global Economy

Wed, Nov 18 2009 - 6:30pm

How to Remake the Global Economy

John Perkins, Author, Confessions of an Economic Hit Man and Hoodwinked

Economic hit man Perkins has confessed the sins of predatory politicians and analyzed the reasons for the current meltdown. A reformed economist, he warns that returning to our “normal” blueprints for the global economy would prove disastrous. Read more »

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Tim Brown: Change By Design

Mon, Nov 9 2009 - 6:30pm

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.  IDEO is a leading design firm that has introduced us to ‘design thinking’. Read more »

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SuperFreakonomics with Steve Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Wed, Nov 4 2009 - 8:00pm

SuperFreakonomics with Steve Levitt and Stephen Dubner

Steve Levitt, Economics Professor, University of Chicago; Blogger, The New York Times; Co-author, Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics
Stephen Dubner, Journalist; Blogger, The New York Times; Author, Freakonomics, SuperFreakonomics

In Conversation with Alan Murray, Deputy Managing Editor and Executive Editor Online, Wall Street Journal
INFORUM’s Next 21st Century Visionary Aw Read more »

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The Street Food Movement: SF Hearts the Cart

Thu, Oct 29 2009 - 6:30pm

The Street Food Movement: SF Hearts the Cart

Anthony Myint, Mission Street Food
Brian Kimball, Magic Curry Kart
Steven Gdula, Gobba Gobba Hey
Charles Phan, Executive Chef, Slanted Door
Tamara Palmer, Contributor, Pavement Cuisine, SF Weekly – Moderator

These days you can barely walk down some streets without bumping into a taco truck, a sausage stand or the tamale lady. Read more »

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Free Screening - By The People: The Election of Barack Obama

Thu, Oct 22 2009 - 6:30pm

Free Screening of By the People: The Election of Barack Obama

Film screening and discussion with special guest Ronnie Cho, Former Obama Campaign Staffer

Get an all-access pass to the dramatic campaign and grassroots movement behind Barack Obama’s history-making journey to the White House, including never-before-seen footage of the president and his staff as well as exclusive interviews with those who were behind the scenes on his road to inauguration. Read more »

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Redefining Growth: Build It Green

Thu, Oct 15 2009 - 6:30pm

Redefining Growth: Build It Green

Ed Mazria, Founder, Architecture 2030
Peter Calthorpe, Principal, Calthorpe Associates
David Assmann, Deputy Director, San Francisco Department of the Environment
Leslie Gueverra, Associate Editor, Greener World Media  - Moderator Read more »

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Ray Anderson: Carbon Footprint Zero

Mon, Oct 5 2009 - 6:30pm

Ray C. Anderson: Carbon Footprint, Zero

Chairman and Founder, Interface, Inc.; Former Co-chair, President’s Council on Sustainable Development; Author, Confessions of a Radical Industrialist: Profits, People, Purpose--Doing Business by Respecting the Earth

If Anderson could make the dramatic transformation of emission rates from 10,447 tons of solid waste, 605.3 million gallons of contaminated water, 704 tons of toxic gases and 62,800 tons of carbon dioxide a year to zero emissions, why can't we all? Read more »

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What's "The Economy" For Anyway?

Mon, Sep 21 2009 - 6:30pm

What Is "the Economy" for Anyway?

Annie Leonard, Documentarian, The Story of Stuff
Colin Beavan, Author, No Impact Man
David Batker, Executive Director, Earth Economics
Chip Giller, Founder and President, Grist - Moderator

While the economy hums away in an uncertain environment, some people question the basic purpose of the capitalist market: to provide iPhones to the masses, or to provide food to the needy? What is the role of the government as trust in the free market falters? Read more »

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Michael Moore and His Latest Film, Capitalism: A Love Story

Thu, Sep 17 2009 - 3:30pm

An Evening with Michael Moore and His Latest Film, Capitalism: A Love Story 

Sold out!
Standing room available at interview only, on a first-come, first-served basis. Must call to reserve: (415) 597-6705

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$10 (or less) Wine

Wed, Aug 26 2009 - 6:30pm

$10 (or Less) Wine

Doug Due, Director of Wine and Beer, Grocery Outlet
Chad Richard, Co-founder, Furthermore Wines
Dorian Kendal, Creator, BudgetVino Blog
Courtney Cochran, Founder, Your Personal Sommelier; Author, Hip Tastes: The Fresh Guide to Wine - Moderator

Are you wine-obsessed but afraid that being an oenophile will empty your pockets? Never fear, there’s more available than “two-buck Chuck”! Read more »

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