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Chris Anderson: How to Speak the TED Way

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Wed, May 11 2016 - 7:00pm

Chris Anderson, TED Curator; Author, TED Talks: The Official TED Guide to Public Speaking
Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SAP—Moderator

What makes a great speech? Anderson shares his unique public speaking philosophy about creating carefully crafted talks.

Learn more helpful dos and don’ts from the man who has worked with everyone, including Bill Gates, Arianna Huffington, social activists, and Nobel Prize Winners.

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Willie Brown: Annual Commonwealth Club Lecture

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Wed, May 11 2016 - 6:30pm

Willie Brown, Former Mayor, San Francisco; Former Speaker, California State Assembly

Former San Francisco Mayor Brown will give his annual lecture on national and regional political trends. A two-term mayor of San Francisco, legendary speaker of the California State Assembly, and widely regarded as one of the most influential African-American politicians of the late 20th century, Brown has been at the center of California politics, government and civic life for an astonishing four decades.

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Charles Duhigg: The Science of Productivity

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Mon, May 9 2016 - 6:30pm

Charles Duhigg, Pulitzer Prize-winning Reporter, The New York Times; Author, Smarter, Faster, Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business and The Power of Habit
Farhad Manjoo, Technology Columnist, The New York Times—Moderator
With a special appearance by Mariachi Nueva Generacion Read more »

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United States Chief Data Scientist DJ Patil: Big Data and You

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Wed, May 4 2016 - 6:30pm

DJ Patil, United States Chief Data Scientist
Elizabeth Dwoskin, Silicon Valley Correspondent, Washington Post—Moderator

Big data’s role in our lives is increasing, whether we realize it or not. From influencing our health-care decisions to helping to make our streets safer, big data has changed the way that our government and the private sector are tackling some of today’s most complicated social and economic issues. Read more »

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Gov. John Kasich, Presidential Candidate: A Town Hall

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Fri, Apr 29 2016 - 2:00pm

John Kasich, Ohio Governor (R); Current Republican Presidential Candidate
Kori Schake, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University—Moderator

Come hear directly from Ohio Governor and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich in a town-hall format, and bring your questions about his record and his vision for our country’s future. Read more »

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Spend 60 Minutes with Lesley Stahl

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Mon, Apr 25 2016 - 6:30pm

Lesley Stahl, Correspondent, "60 Minutes"; Author, Being Grandma: The Joys and Science of the New Grandparenting; Twitter:  
In conversation with Judge LaDoris Cordell (ret.), Chair, Santa Clara County Jail Commission

This event is part of our Good Lit series, underwritten by the Bernard Osher Foundation. Read more »

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Arianna Huffington with Sheryl Sandberg: The Power of Sleep

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Wed, Apr 13 2016 - 12:00pm

Arianna Huffington, Co-founder and Editor in Chief, the Huffington Post Media Group, Author, The Sleep Revolution: Transforming Your Life, One Night at a Time
In Conversation with Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook

In today’s 24/7 fast-paced world, the hunger for sleep is only getting stronger. Sleep deprivation affects our health, decision making, and relationships both personally and professionally. Read more »

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Jonathan and Drew Scott from HGTV’s The Property Brothers

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Sat, Apr 9 2016 - 7:00pm

Jonathan and Drew Scott, HGTV’s Property Brothers; Authors, Dream Home: The Property Brothers’ Ultimate Guide to Finding & Fixing Your Perfect House; Twitter:
In conversation with Angie Coiro, Syndicated Talk Show Host, “In Deep with Angie Coiro”

Jonathan and Drew Scott have taken HGTV by storm with their four hit shows, "Property Brothers," "Property Brothers at Home," "Buying & Selling," and "Brother vs. Brother." Read more »

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Mushrooms to Cannabis: Using Nature to Heal

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Wed, Apr 6 2016 - 7:00pm

Plants have been used for thousands of years to prevent and cure diseases. Join Dr. Donald Abrams, chief of Hematology and Oncology at San Francisco General Hospital and a leading cancer and integrative medicine specialist at UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Mount Zion, and Dr. Brian Kennedy, CEO & president of the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, as they review what we know and don’t know about botanical therapies, medical cannabis, integrative medicine and aging well. Read more »

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Nob Hill Walking Tour

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Fri, Mar 4 2016 - 1:45pm

Explore one of San Francisco’s 44 hills, and one of its original “Seven Hills”. Because of great views and its central position, Nob Hill became an exclusive enclave of the rich and famous on the west coast who built large mansions in the neighborhood. This included prominent tycoons such as Leland Stanford, and other members of the Big Four. Highlights include the history of four landmark hotels: The Fairmont, Mark Hopkins, Stanford Court, and Huntington Hotel. Read more »

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