The Boisset Wine Ambassadors will guide you through a wine tasting that explores your wine style. They’ll serve as your personal wine concierge—sharing exclusive new releases, the stories behind the wines and the vineyards, and the knowledge to guide you to wines best-suited for your palate. Join us as wine and style unite, and embrace l’art de vivre!
Brian Christian, Author, The Most Human Human; Co-author, Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human Decisions Tom Griffiths, Professor of Psychology and Cognitive Science, UC Berkeley; Co-author, Algorithms to Live By: The Computer Science of Human DecisionsRead more »
Don George, Travel Writer; Editor; Author, The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George
In Conversation withKristina Nemeth, Travel Director, The Commonwealth Club of California
Join noted travel writer and editor Don George for a delightful, world-roaming evening discussing his new book, his life as a travel writer, and opportunities for meaningful travel around the world. Whether you are looking for adventure, culture, food or spirituality, George will offer inspiring stories, insights and advice. Read more »
Steve Blank, Entrepreneur; Educator, Stanford University, UC Berkeley and Columbia University; Twitter @sgblank Joe Felter, Senior Research Scholar at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation; Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution—Moderator Read more »
Libby Schaaf, Mayor of Oakland James Bell, Civil Rights Leader; Executive Director, W. Hayward Burns Institute for Juvenile Justice, Fairness and Equality Manuel Pastor, Demographer and Professor of Sociology, American Studies and Ethnicity, The University of Southern California Joshua Johnson, Creator/Host, Rockit Fuel Radio Podcast; Lecturer, U.C. Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism—Moderator Read more »
Carson Bruno, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution; Twitter @carsonjfbruno Melissa Caen, Political Analyst, CBS SF and SFGate.com; Twitter @MelissaCaen1 James Taylor, Ph.D., Director of African American Studies and Professor of Political Science, University of San Francisco; Lecturer, African American and African Diaspora Studies Department, University of California Berkeley Read more »
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.
Audrey Cooper, Editor-in-Chief, San Francisco Chronicle Clara Jeffery, Editor-in-Chief, Mother Jones Gary Kamiya, Executive Editor, San Francisco Magazine; Author, Cool Gray City of Love: 49 Views of San Francisco; Co-founder, Salon.com; Columnist, “Portals of the Past," San Francisco Chronicle Holly Kernan, Executive Editor of News, KQED Read more »