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Linda Rottenberg in Conversation with Reid Hoffman: Think Big

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Thu, Oct 23 2014 - 6:30pm

Linda Rottenberg, CEO and Co-founder, Endeavor; Author, Crazy Is a Compliment
In conversation with Reid Hoffman, Co-Founder & Executive Chairman, LinkedIn

“If people aren’t calling you crazy, you aren’t thinking big enough.” – Linda Rottenberg Read more »

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U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz

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Thu, Oct 23 2014 - 6:00pm

Ernest Moniz, U.S. Secretary of Energy

Love it or hate it, fracking is changing the way America powers its economy. Thanks to fracking, the United States is now the world's largest petroleum producer, something unthinkable a few years ago. Coal is down, but not out. Nuclear's knees are buckling due to low natural gas prices and the fallout from Fukushima. Researchers and investors are looking for big breakthroughs in storage technology and sucking carbon out of smokestacks. Read more »

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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour

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Thu, Oct 23 2014 - 1:45pm

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!

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Steven Johnson: Six innovations that Made the Modern World

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Wed, Oct 22 2014 - 7:00pm

Steven Johnson, Author, Where Good Ideas Come From and How We Got to Now: Six Innovations That Made the Modern World; Twitter @stevenbjohnson
Stephen Ciesinski, Vice President and General Manager, SRI International - Moderator Read more »

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Common Core Education Summit: The Crux of the New K-12 Standards

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Wed, Oct 22 2014 - 6:00pm

Susan H. Fuhrman, Ph.D., President, Teachers College, Columbia University; Founding Director and Chair, Management Committee, Consortium for Policy Research in Education; President, National Academy of Education
Michael Kirst, President, California State Board of Education; Professor Emeritus, Education and Business Administration, Stanford University
Christina Lunde, Teacher, Olive Elementary School, Novato Unified School District; Literacy Coordinator, North Bay International Studies Project, Sonoma State University Read more »

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Dr. Atul Gawande

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Wed, Oct 22 2014 - 12:30pm

Atul Gawande, Author, The Checklist Manifesto and Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End; Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Professor, Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health

Alice Huan-mei Chen, M.D., M.P.H., Chief Integration Officer, Director of the Center for Innovation in Access and Quality, and Director of the eReferral Program, San Francisco General Hospital; Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco — Moderator Read more »

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Innovating Women: The Changing Face of Technology

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Tue, Oct 21 2014 - 7:00pm

Vivek Wadhwa, Fellow, The Arthur & Toni Rembe Rock Center for Corporate Governance, Stanford University; Co-Author, Innovating Women
Kim Polese, Chairwoman, ClearStreet Inc.
Alison van Diggelen, Host of “Fresh Dialogues”; Contributor, BBC — moderator
Additional panelists TBA Read more »

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Eating for Life: The Longevity Kitchen

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Tue, Oct 21 2014 - 6:30pm

Rebecca Katz, Chef; Educator; Author, The Longevity Kitchen and The Cancer-Fighting Kitchen

In conversation with Cathy Curtis, Chair, Bay Gourmet Member-Led Forum; Vice President of Board of Directors, CUESA Read more »

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Francis Fukuyama: Political Order and Decay

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Tue, Oct 21 2014 - 6:00pm

Francis Fukuyama, Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow, Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; Author, Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy Read more »

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Ferguson, The Bay Area and Beyond: A Conversation About Race and Justice

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Mon, Oct 20 2014 - 6:30pm

Brittany Ferrell, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Millennial Activists United
Tef Poe, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Hands Up United; Hip Hop Artist
Torey Russell, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Hands Up United
Alexis Templeton, Ferguson Activist & Organizer, Millennial Activists United
Phil Agnew, Executive Director, Dream Defenders Read more »

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