Perlan Project: Exploring the Stratospheric Polar Night Jet by Sailplane (4/29/09)

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Einar Enevoldson, Team Leader, Perlan Project; Aeronautical Engineer; Experimental Test Pilot Read more »


Nick Hayes: Marketing is Broken, but Influencers Can Fix It (5/20/09)

Nick Hayes, President, Influencer50 Inc; Author, Influencer Marketing: Who Really Influences Your Customers?

Purchasing decisions made within organizations have changed over the past decade, but marketing hasn’t. Today, networks or “ecosystems” of influencers shape enterprise purchase decisions. Hayes draws from work with clients IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and Orange to show how to identify the diverse individuals who influence decision-makers in a market, how they influence, and how to engage them. Read more »


Brien A. Seeley: Green Aviation Challenge: NASAs $1 Million Prize for Ultra-Safe 100-MPG Personal Commuter Aircraft (5/27/09)

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Brien A. Seeley, M.D.; President, Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency, Inc.

In the second century of flight, small, two-seat aircrafts that achieve 100 mpg on renewable energy and are immune to gridlock will offer trip speeds of over 100 mph. Seeley will explain how these NASA-inspired PAVs (personal air vehicles) can be a safe, planet-friendly solution to our transportation needs.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on May 27, 2009.


Assistive Technology for Seniors (7/30/09)

Ben Wilson, Director of Health Care IT, Intel Digital Health Group
Eric Mann, Vice President of Marketing, Posit Science
Heather Stevens, Co-founder, Life at Home Longer
Maham Daher, Co-founder, Life at Home Longer – Moderator Read more »


News 2.0: Predicting the Future of Media (8/19/09)

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John Raess, Bureau Chief, Northern California, The Associated Press
Lisa Stone, Co-founder, BlogHer
Louis Freedberg, Director, California Watch
Quentin Hardy, Manager, Silicon Valley Bureau, Forbes
Kevin Yen, Director of Strategic Partnerships, YouTube
Owen Thomas, Online Editorial Director, NBC Bay Area
Sam Whitmore, Founder, Sam Whitmore’s Media Survey - Moderator Read more »


Panel on Personal Genomic Testing (5/19/09)

Linda Avey, Co-founder, 23andMe
Daniel Ballon, Fellow, Technology Studies, Pacific Research Institute
David Magnus, Associate Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine
Mark Gerstein, Albert Williams Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry, Computer Science, Yale University
Janet Rae-Dupree, Technology and Science Writer, Unboxed Media; Senior Editor, U.S. News & World Report  - Moderator Read more »


Paul Allen, Co-founder of Microsoft (4/26/11)


Paul Allen

Co-founder, Microsoft; Chairman, Vulcan Inc.; Author, Idea Man: A Memoir

In conversation with John L. Hennessy, President, Stanford University Read more »


Dr. Michio Kaku: Physics of the Future (3/28/11)


Physics of the Future

Michio Kaku, Host, “Science Fantastic”; Professor of Physics, City College of New York; Author, Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 Read more »


Panel: Keeping California’s Schools Competitive (3/31/2010)


Craig Barrett, Retired CEO/Chairman of the Board, Intel Corporation
Michael Kirst, Professor Emeritus of Education and Business Administration, Stanford University; Former President, California State Board of Education
Wendy Kopp, Founder, Teach for America Read more »


Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage: Bust a Myth


Bust a Myth: Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman, Hosts of hit television series, "MythBusters"

In conversation with Moira Gunn, Host, NPR’s "Tech Nation"

Does the Bermuda Triangle defy the laws of physics? Are banana peels really as slippery as they are in slapstick comedy? Finally, a television show that makes science cool.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Commonwealth Club of California on August 6th, 2009

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