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Chinatown Walking Tour 7/10/14 1:45PM - 5PM 2014-07-10 13:45:00 2014-07-10 17:00:00

Meet at corner of Grant and Bush San Francisco

Chinatown Walking Tour Enjoy a Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure. Join Rick Evans for a memorable midday walk and discover the...

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Make Peace with Yourself: The Power of Self-Compassion (MLF) 7/10/14 6PM - 7:15PM 2014-07-10 18:00:00 2014-07-10 19:15:00

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Mike Robbins, Author, Nothing Changes Until You Do Your relationship with yourself can be challenging. Robbins discusses how keeping that...

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Your Guide to Festivals Live 7/10/14 6:30PM - 7:30PM 2014-07-10 18:30:00 2014-07-10 19:30:00

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George Ridgely - SF PrideMarian Goodell - Burning ManDawn Holliday, Hardly Strictly Bluegrass In conversation with Chip Conley -...

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The Art of Collaboration (MLF) 7/14/14 6PM - 7:15PM 2014-07-14 18:00:00 2014-07-14 19:15:00

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Stewart Levine, Author, Getting to Resolution: Turning Conflict Into Collaboration and The Book of Agreement Monday Night Philosophy...

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 7/14/14 7/14/14 6:30PM - 7:45PM 2014-07-14 18:30:00 2014-07-14 19:45:00

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Debra J. Saunders, Columnist, San Francisco Chronicle; “Token Conservative” Blogger, SFGate.com; Twitter @debrajsaundersJosh Richman, State...

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Is Ozone the Miracle Cure Everyone Is Talking About? (MLF) 7/16/14 6PM - 7:15PM 2014-07-16 18:00:00 2014-07-16 19:15:00

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Robert Rowen, M.D., Santa Rosa; Board-certified Member, American Boards of Family Practice and Emergency Medicine and the American Board of...

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Empowering Girls through Sport: Giving Girls a Voice and a Choice! (MLF) 7/17/14 6PM - 7:15PM 2014-07-17 18:00:00 2014-07-17 19:15:00

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Lorrie Fair, Member, U.S. Women’s 1999 World Cup Champion Team; Former Athlete Ambassador, Right to Play; Sports Envoy for the Secretary of...

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Survival of the Smartest (MLF) 7/18/14 12PM - 1:15PM 2014-07-18 12:00:00 2014-07-18 13:15:00

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Diana Schwarzbein, M.D., Endocrinologist, The Schwarzbein Institute There was a time when many human beings often died prematurely from...

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Healing Pain and Injury (MLF) 7/21/14 5:15PM - 6:30PM 2014-07-21 17:15:00 2014-07-21 18:30:00

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  Maud Haimson Nerman, DO CSPOMM CCH CA, Author, Healing Pain and Injury Dr. Nerman shares her 30 years of clinical experience helping...

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The Affordable Care Act and the LGBT Community 7/22/14 6PM - 7:15PM 2014-07-22 18:00:00 2014-07-22 19:15:00

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Elizabeth Sekera, RN, Clinic Director, Lyon-Martin Health Maddie Deutsch, MD, Clinical Lead, Center of Excellence for Transgender Health,...

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Creating the New Work Paradigm: Employee Loyalty & Retention 7/23/14 7PM - 8:30PM 2014-07-23 19:00:00 2014-07-23 20:30:00

Silicon Valley Bank 3005 Tasman Drive Santa Clara CA | View map

Naomi Chavez Peters,Global Executive Talent, Salesforce Mala Singh, Chief People Officer, Minted  Pat Schoof, Vice President of Human...

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San Francisco Architecture Walking Tour 7/24/14 1:45PM - 4:45PM 2014-07-24 13:45:00 2014-07-24 16:45:00

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Explore San Francisco’s Financial District with historian Rick Evans and learn the history and stories behind some of our city’s...

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Gay Conversion Therapy (MLF) 7/28/14 5:15PM - 6:30PM 2014-07-28 17:15:00 2014-07-28 18:30:00

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Professor Sheldon W. Helms, Associate Professor of Psychology, Ohlone College As our country deals with the issues of marriage equality,...

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Middle East Discussion Group (MLF) Multiple Dates 2014-12-15 17:30:00 2014-12-15 18:30:00

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Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face...

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Middle East Discussion Group (MLF) 7/28/14 5:30PM - 7PM 2014-07-28 17:30:00 2014-07-28 19:00:00

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Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face...

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 7/28/14 7/28/14 6:30PM - 7:45PM 2014-07-28 18:30:00 2014-07-28 19:45:00

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Bill Whalen, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Twitter @hooverwhalen C.W. Nevius, Columnist, San Francisco...

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"LGBTQ Art - Our Common Wealth" - Exhibition Reception & Walk-Through (MLF) 7/29/14 5PM - 7:15PM 2014-07-29 17:00:00 2014-07-29 19:15:00

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Opening Reception and Walk-Through for “LGBT Art: Our Common Wealth" Join the Commonwealth Club and members of The Queer Cultural Center...

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Former U.S. Naval Operations Chief Admiral Gary Roughead: Disorder, Disruption and Military Intervention 7/29/14 6PM - 7:15PM 2014-07-29 18:00:00 2014-07-29 19:15:00

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Gary Roughead, Admiral; Former Chief of Naval Operations, U.S. Navy While Russia increases patrols in the Atlantic and the Pacific, Iran...

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Ralph Nader 7/31/14 6PM - 7:30PM 2014-07-31 18:00:00 2014-07-31 19:30:00

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Ralph Nader, Political Activist; Author, Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State; Twitter:...

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Discussion of Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (MLF) 8/4/14 5:30PM - 6:30PM 2014-08-04 17:30:00 2014-08-04 18:30:00

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We've all probably read this one, but it is well worth revisiting. Everybody is happy in the Year of Ford 632 – the Alphas, the Betas,...

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From Ignorance to Acceptance: How the LGBTQ Movement Has Evolved In a Lifetime (MLF) 8/4/14 6PM - 7:15PM 2014-08-04 18:00:00 2014-08-04 19:15:00

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James C. Hormel, Former U.S. Ambassador, Luxembourg; Author; Philanthropist; Political Activist James Hormel realized that he was gay at a...

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Trans in the Tenderloin: A Story of Community Resilience (MLF) 8/5/14 5:15PM - 6:30PM 2014-08-05 17:15:00 2014-08-05 18:30:00

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Robyn L. Stukalin, MS, LCSW When Marilyn, featured in the film Transgender Tuesdays, was asked about the discrimination experienced by...

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When Gay Isn’t Global: How Organizations Remain LBGT-friendly Where a Nation Isn’t? (MLF) 8/5/14 6PM - 7:15PM 2014-08-05 18:00:00 2014-08-05 19:15:00

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DJ Peterson, President, Longview Capital Advisors; Twitter @dj_longviewAdditional panelists TBA The world has never been more divided on...

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LGBT Retirement Living: A Panel Discussion about Exclusive vs. Inclusive Communities (MLF) 8/6/14 5:15PM - 6:30PM 2014-08-06 17:15:00 2014-08-06 18:30:00

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Marcy Adelman, Ph.D., LGBT Activist; Founder, Open House Dr. Adelman will highlight some of the remarkable societal changes that have...

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Michael Malone: The Story Behind Intel 8/6/14 6:30PM - 8PM 2014-08-06 18:30:00 2014-08-06 20:00:00

The Tech Museum of Innovation 201 S. Market Street San Jose CA | View map

Michael Malone, Author, The Intel Trinity: How Robert Noyce, Gordon Moore, and Andy Grove Built the World’s Most Important CompanyAngie...

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North Beach Walking Tour 8/7/14 1:45PM - 4:45PM 2014-08-07 13:45:00 2014-08-07 16:45:00

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Join another Commonwealth Club Neighborhood Adventure! Explore vibrant North Beach with Rick Evans during a two-hour walk through this...

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The Quest for an HIV/AIDS Vaccine (MLF) 8/7/14 6PM - 7:15PM 2014-08-07 18:00:00 2014-08-07 19:15:00

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Donald P. Francis, M.D.,DsC, Executive Director, Global Solutions for Infectious Diseases; Former Director, AIDS Laboratory, Centers for...

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Nina Teicholz: The Big Fat Surprise--Are Butter, Meat and Cheese Healthy? 8/7/14 6PM - 7:15PM 2014-08-07 18:00:00 2014-08-07 19:15:00

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Nina Teicholz, Author, The Big Fat Surprise: Why Butter, Meat and Cheese Belong in a Healthy Diet Investigative journalist Nina Teicholz...

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What is the Arts Mainstream? (MLF) 8/8/14 12PM - 1:15PM 2014-08-08 12:00:00 2014-08-08 13:15:00

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Brad Erickson, Playwright; Executive Director, Theatre Bay Area Additional panelists TBA Playwright and arts advocate Brad Erickson leads...

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The Men's Story Project (MLF) 8/11/14 6PM - 7:15PM 2014-08-11 18:00:00 2014-08-11 19:15:00

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Josie Lehrer, ScD, Founder/Director, Men’s Story Project; Senior Technical Specialist, Gender, Violence and Health, International Center...

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Creativity and the Cloud: Marin Conversations with Dynamic Creative Couple, Tiffany Shlain and Ken Goldberg 7/9/14 7PM - 9PM

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Tiffany Shlain, Filmmaker; Founder, Webby Awards; Co-founder, International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences; Director, Brain Power,...

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Michael Waldman 7/9/14 6PM - 7:15PM

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Michael Waldman, President, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law; Author, The Second Amendment: A Biography Mark Follman,...

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Aboriginal Leadership Lessons: Dreamtime Healing, Trauma, and Opening to Success (MLF) 7/9/14 6PM - 7:15PM

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Steve Richards, Founder & Director, Holographic Kinetics, Pty Ltd. Steve presents ancient healing practices of the Australian Aboriginal...

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LGBT MLF Regular Meeting (MLF) 7/9/14 6PM - 7PM

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This is a general meeting for members and organizers of the LGBT MLF. MLF: LGBTLocation: SF Club OfficeTime: 6 p.m. programCost:...

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Just Added: NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen 7/9/14 12PM - 1:15PM

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This program is sold out Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Secretary General, NATO; Former Primer Minister, Denmark Political, economic and...

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Climate Cartoons 7/8/14 6PM - 7:30PM

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Yoram Bauman, Ph.D., Author, The Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change Jonah Sachs, CEO, Free Range In these hot and crazy times, we all...

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Breaking Bread: Returned Peace Corps Volunteers’ Stories of Sharing Lives and Cultures (MLF) 7/7/14 6PM - 7:15PM

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This program is sold out Justina Wu, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Kenya 2005–2007 Zach Matheson, Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, Mali...

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Pecha Kucha 20 x 20: Japan-Inspired Design (MLF) 7/7/14 6PM - 7:15PM

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Koji Tsutsui, Architect, Koji Tsutsui Architects Greg Gomes, Woodworking and Veneer Expert, Artistic Veneers E.B. Min, Partner, Min|Day...

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Book Discussion: The Dinner by Herman Koch (MLF) 7/7/14 5:30PM - 6:30PM

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This program is sold out It's a summer's evening in Amsterdam, and two couples meet at a fashionable restaurant for dinner. Between...

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Week to Week Political Roundtable and Member Social 6/30/14 6/30/14 6:30PM - 7:30PM

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Melissa Griffin Caen, Contributor, KPIX-TV and San Francisco Magazine; Attorney; Twitter @melgriffincaeMartin G. Reynolds, Senior Editor,...

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Utah’s National Parks: A Showcase in the Evolution of Park Policy 6/30/14 6PM - 7PM

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Frank Ackerman, Retired National Park Ranger Though the national parks and monuments of southern Utah are geologically and ecologically...

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Middle East Discussion Group (MLF) 6/30/14 5:30PM - 7PM

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Make your voice heard in an enriching, provocative and fun discussion with fellow Club members as you weigh in on events shaping the face...

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Ultra Chocolate Tour of San Francisco (MLF) 6/28/14 1PM - 4:30PM

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San Francisco is in the midst of an artisan chocolate renaissance! Join Gourmet Walks on a special Ultra Chocolate Tour of San Francisco....

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Charles Lewis: Blurred Lines Between Truth and Spin 6/27/14 12PM - 1PM

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Charles Lewis, Reporter; Founder, Center for Public Integrity; Author, 935 Lies: The Future of Truth and the Decline of America's Moral...

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John Krumboltz: Abolishing Fear of Failure 6/26/14 7PM - 8:30PM

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This event is sold out. John Krumboltz, Professor of Education and Psychology, Stanford University; Co-Author, Fail Fast, Fail Often: How...

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David Boies and Theodore Olson: The Case for Marriage Equality 6/26/14 6PM - 7:30PM

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David Boies, Chairman, Boies, Schiller, and Flexner LLP; Co-Author, Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality Theodore B. Olson,...

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Corporate Wealth or Public Health? (MLF) 6/26/14 6PM - 7PM

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Robert H. Lustig, M.D; Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, University of California, San Francisco; Director, Weight...

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How Colleges and Universities Are Leading a Nation Wide Transformation to Meet Sustainability and Environmental Challenges (MLF) 6/25/14 6PM - 7PM

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Dianne F. Harrison, President, CSU Northridge; Former President, CSU Monterey Bay; Administrator and Faculty Member, Florida State...

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Robert Bryce: Energy Innovation 6/25/14 6PM - 8:30PM

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Robert Bryce, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute; Author, Smaller Faster Lighter Denser Cheaper: How Innovation Keeps Proving the...

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The Key to Regaining American Opportunity and Fiscal Freedom 6/25/14 12PM - 1:30PM

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C. Eugene Steuerle, Fellow, Urban Institute; Former Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. Treasury; Author, Dead Men Ruling: How to Restore...

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INFORUM Does Tacolicious! 6/24/14 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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In SF who doesn’t love a great taco? Join our INFORUM team for a one-of-a-kind, private dinner at one of the most beloved (and...

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Food Fights for the 21st Century: Women's Voices Driving Change (MLF) 6/24/14 6PM - 7PM

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Deborah Koons Garcia, Filmmaker, Director, Symphony of the Soil and The Future of Food Zen Honeycutt, Founder and Executive Director, Moms...

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Nob Hill Walking Tour 6/24/14 1:45PM - 4:45PM

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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...

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Jenny Bowen: A Personal Tale of Action to Save Orphaned Children (POSTPONED) 6/23/14 6PM - 7:30PM

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 This event has been postponed. Jenny Bowen, Founder, Half the Sky; Author, Wish You Happy Forever Bowen and her husband adopted a...

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Decoding the New Consumer Mind: How and Why We Shop and Buy (MLF) 6/23/14 5:15PM - 6:15PM

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Kit Yarrow, Ph.D., Consumer Psychologist; Chair of Psychology Department and Professor of Psychology and Marketing, Golden Gate University;...

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Kenneth Turan: Lifetime of Film 6/23/14 12PM - 1:30PM

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Kenneth Turan, Film Critic, LA Times and NPR’s Morning Edition; Author, Not to be Missed: Fifty-Four Favorites from a Lifetime of Film;...

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From Earth to Mars 6/22/14 2PM - 3:30PM

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Pascal Lee, Ph.D., Co-founder and Chairman, The Mars Institute Angie Coiro, Host, “In Deep” — Moderator  Advance ticket sales have ended...

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Mineta National Policy Summit 6/20/14 9AM - 11AM

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Introduction by Norman Y. Mineta, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (retired) Keynote Address by Therese McMillan, Federal Transit Deputy...

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Deborah Rodriguez: From Afghanistan to Mexico 6/19/14 7PM - 8:30PM

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Deborah Rodriguez Author, Kabul Beauty School and Margarita Wednesdays: Making a New Life by the Mexican SeaMarcela Davison Aviles,...

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An Evening of Botany & Booze with the Drunken Botanist 6/19/14 6:30PM - 8:30PM

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Amy Stewart, Author, The Drunken Botanist: The Plants That Create the World's Great Drinks; Blogger, GardenRant; Twitter @Amy_Stewart In...

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