Upcoming Events: Business & Leadership

Tue 2/16

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Women Leading Health-Care Innovation and Family Recovery

Date: Tue, February 16, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM

Carolyn Gammicchia, Executive Director and Co-founder, L.E.A.N. On Us; Advisor, National Center for Criminal Justice and Disability
Marcia Hinds, Author, I Know You’re in There; Educational and Behavioral Consultant
Mary Romaniec, Author, Victory over Autism; Reporter; Advocate; TACA Massachusetts Chapter
Dr. Robert L. Hendren, Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Francisco; Co-Director, UCSF Dyslexia Center; UCSF STAR Autism and Neurodevelopment Program; UCSF Neurodevelopmental Translational Outcomes Research Program (NTORP)—Moderator

There’s a new face of leadership in health, and it’s being spearheaded by engaged and informed women with chronically ill kids. Learn from the direct experiences of three moms who have successfully healed their complex-needs children—and are leading a movement to teach and empower parents to adapt the best and most useful modalities in recovering our children, and the entire family.

Thu 2/18

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The 49ers Champion Levi’s® Stadium: The First LEED Gold New Stadium and Venue

Date: Thu, February 18, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM

Jim Mercurio, Vice President of Stadium Management and General Manager of Levi's® Stadium
Pat Rogan, Director of Engineering Operations, 49ers Stadium Management Company

Achieving the LEED gold certification for the 49ers new home field is the first such championship achievement for a new stadium. Its builders hope it will serve as a model for sports leadership in environmental design and construction worldwide. Join us to learn about the sustainable management, design, function and construction of the Levi's Stadium—home to the 49ers and host of Super Bowl 50 in February 2016. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) gold rating is determined by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Tue 2/23

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Lessons from a Silicon Valley Pioneer

Date: Tue, February 23, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM

William Ryan, Co-founder/Chairman, Niehaus/Ryan/Wong; Chairman Emeritus, Craigslist Foundation

From software architectures to the Internet itself, the legendary Niehaus/Ryan/Wong PR firm helped shape and evangelize many of the stories that drove technology trends, market landscapes and demand for over a decade. In his first public conversation, NRW chairman Bill Ryan will share lessons learned from his pioneering work with clients such as Apple, Yahoo!, Xerox and others. Lessons that continue to impact his approach to brand development today. 

Wed 3/2

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The Unlikely Governor: From the Caves to the Federal Reserve

Date: Wed, March 02, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM

Robert Heller, Former Governor of the Federal Reserve Board; Former President, VISA U.S.A, author, The Unlikely Governor

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

Robert Heller chronicles his journey from the caves and cellars of war-ravaged Germany to the United States and his eventual rise to be a governor of the Federal Reserve Board and president and CEO of VISA USA. Accompanied by never-ending disasters, his career takes him through academia, business and government service as he witnesses the collapse of the international monetary system, the near failure of Bank of America and the most monumental banking crisis in U.S. history. 

Mon 3/21

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San Francisco Green Film Festival: Wild Tales—Filmmaking and Conservation

Date: Mon, March 21, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM

Panelists TBA

Films can make us cry, make us laugh out loud and keep us thinking for days. From Blackfish to Racing Extinction, filmmakers are capturing the power people have to make significant change and to protect our environments and wildlife.

Join the San Francisco Green Film Festival and leading Bay Area wildlife filmmakers and environmentalists for a discussion about the role of filmmaking to save species and habitats. Whether it is butterflies on San Bruno mountain or lions in Kenya, we want to share how film has played a leading part in having stories heard and told. And a plus! A sneak preview of this year's San Francisco Green Film Festival. 

Mon 3/28

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A Conversation About Atul Gawande's Being Mortal

Date: Mon, March 28, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM

Patrick Arbore, M.A., Ed.D, Director, CESP
Karyn Skultety, Ph.D., Vice-President of Health Services, Institute on Aging

Being Mortal, Atul Gawande's book and "Frontline" documentary, tells the story of a physician learning how to think about death and dying in the context of being a healer and a doctor. Join Dr. Arbore and Dr. Skultety in a community discussion of Dr. Gawande's "Being Mortal". Explore concerns about life, death, loss, grief and the context and meaning of the recently passed California legislation legalizing physician assisted suicide in California.