Upcoming Events: Silicon Valley

Wed 5/7

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Sandra Tsing Loh

Date: Wed, May 07, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM

Sandra Tsing Loh, Contributing Editor, The Atlantic; Host, “The Loh Down on Science”; Author, The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones
Connie Martinez, CEO, Silicon Valley Creates - Moderator

In her hilarious new memoir, Loh chronicles her life as a daughter, mother, wife, artist, and most of all a woman going through menopause. She offers a candid and honest look at her mid-life crisis and the physical, mental, and emotional changes she faced. Loh has previously performed at the San Jose Repertory Theatre in productions of “Sugar Plum Fairy” and “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”

Tue 5/13

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Aneesh Chopra: Innovative State

Date: Tue, May 13, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Technology has revolutionized our society.

Aneesh Chopra, Former U.S. CTO; Author, Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government

Technology has completely revolutionized our society and economy: the way we work, shop and play. Chopra will discuss how innovative public and private partnerships can reshape and improve some of our most challenging issues, from economic development to affordable health care. Chopra served as the nation's first chief technology officer, appointed by President Obama. Come hear his take on what open government innovation really means.

Tue 5/20

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Ruth Reichl

Date: Tue, May 20, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM
Ruth Reichl, Food Critic, Editor, Author
Ruth Reichl, Food Critic; Former Editor, Gourmet; Author, Delicious!; Twitter @ruthreichl
Angie Coiro, Journalist and Host, "In Deep" - Moderator
In her fiction debut, Reichl celebrates her love of food with a story about family ties and the special bond between sisters. Reichl is an award-winning chef and well-known food critic for The New York Times. Hear more from one of the pioneers of the Berkeley culinary revolution.

Thu 5/29

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Timothy Geithner - Former US Secretary of Treasury

Date: Thu, May 29, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM
On tough decisions required to save the U.S. economy.

Timothy Geithner, Former U.S. Secretary of the Treasury; Author, Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises

Bethany McLean,  Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair – Moderator

Geithner served as the 75th U.S. Secretary of the Treasury under President Obama from 2009 to 2013. In Stress Test, he reveals some of the most challenging and controversial moments he faced in the wake of the worst global financial crisis since the Great Depression. Geithner shares his personal and professional recollections of President Obama, Ben Bernanke, Hank Paulson and others, and candidly explains the tough decisions required to save the U.S. economy from collapse. He also examines the tensions between policy and politics that have come to dominate discussions of the U.S. economy.

Thu 6/26

Go to John Krumboltz: Abolishing Fear of Failure

John Krumboltz: Abolishing Fear of Failure

Date: Thu, June 26, 2014
Time: 7:00 PM

John Krumboltz, Professor of Education and Psychology, Stanford University; Co-Author, Fail Fast, Fail Often: How Losing Can Help You Win

What if your biggest mistake is that you never take the risk of making mistakes? Drawing from his extensive research in human development, Krumboltz discusses why successful and happy people spend less time planning and more time acting. Learn why making mistakes is so important. Krumboltz is one of the co-creators behind the popular Stanford University course Fail Fast, Fail Often: Creating a Life of Passionate Action.