Since 1931, The Commonwealth Club has honored the Golden State’s literary giants at the California Book Awards. At our special awards ceremony, we will bestow Gold and Silver medals in several categories, including fiction, non-fiction, first fiction, poetry, young adult and juvenile. Come hear from some of California’s most gifted writers. See you at the ceremony! Read more »
Bengie Molina, Former MLB Catcher (2007-2010), SF Giants; Co-author, Molina Joan Ryan, Media Consultant, SF Giants; Co-author, Molina In conversation with Roy Eisenhardt, Lecturer in Sports Law, UC Berkeley Law School; Former President, Oakland A's
Good Lit event underwritten by the Bernard Osher FoundationRead more »
Richard Thaler, Behavioral Science and Economics Professor, University of Chicago; Author, Misbehaving: The Making of Behavioral Economics; Twitter @R_Thaler Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google; Twitter @halvarian George Anders, Contributing Writer, Forbes; Twitter @GeorgeAnders – Moderator Read more »
Kelly McGonigal, Health Psychologist; Lecturer, Stanford University; Author, The Upside of Stress: Why Stress Is Good for You, and How to Get Good at It Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SAP - Moderator
We’ve all heard stress can make us sick, but can it be a good thing? McGonigal debunks stress myths and shares how it can make us stronger, smarter and happier.
So stop losing sleep – you don’t need to get rid of stress, she says, just learn how to embrace it.
Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s remarkable structures, streets, and public squares. Hear about the famous architects that influenced the building of San Francisco after the 1906 Earthquake. Discover hard-to-find rooftop gardens, Art Deco lobbies, unique open spaces, and historic landmarks. This is a tour for locals, with hidden gems you can only find on foot!
Ken Walsh, Chief White House Correspondent, U.S. News & World Report; Author, Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents Joe Tuman, Professor of Legal and Political Communications, San Francisco State University - Moderator Read more »