Enjoy a Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the history and mysteries of Chinatown. Explore colorful alleys and side streets. Visit a Taoist temple, an herbal store, the site of the first public school in the state, and the famous Fortune Cookie Factory.
Gretchen Rubin, Best-selling Author, The Happiness Project and Better Than Before: Mastering the Habits of Our Everyday Lives; Twitter: @gretchenrubin
In conversation with Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SAP
We repeat about 40 percent of our behaviors every day. Whether they are good or bad, Rubin believes that when we change our habits, we change our lives. Read more »
William Perry, Ph.D., U.S. Secretary of Defense 1994-97;Senior Fellow, Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute and Hoover Institution; Author, My Journey at the Nuclear Brink Gloria Duffy, Ph.D., President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club; Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense during the Clinton Administration—Moderator
Part of The Club's Good Lit Series underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »
Matt Mahan, CEO, Brigade Jennifer Pahlka, Founder and Executive Director, Code for America Dan Pfeiffer, Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama for Strategy and Communications Shelly Kapoor Collins, CEO and Founder, Tech Hill Advisors—Moderator Read more »
Join a more active Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Russian Hill is a magical area with secret gardens and amazing views. Join Rick Evans for a hike up hills and staircases and learn about the history of this neighborhood. See where great artists and architects lived and worked, and walk down residential streets where some of the most historically significant houses in the Bay Area are located.
Ken Alex, Director, Governor Brown's Office of Planning and Research Chris Field, Director, Department of Global Ecology, Carnegie Institution for Science Jane Lubchenco, University Distinguished Professor and Advisor in Marine Studies, Oregon State University
The award is underwritten by Tom R. Burns, Nora Machado, and Michael Haas. Read more »
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!