EPIIC Nights: Personal Gold Screening with the filmmaker Tamara Jenkins
Friday, April 14, 2017 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (MDT)
San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Please join us for this inspiring film showing and then stay for a question and answer session with the filmmaker Tamara Jenkins. Doors open at 5:00pm with food and beverages provided and the movie will start at 5:30pm
In this post-Armstrong period, the underfunded women turn to volunteers, including their husbands to patch together an innovative approach with dozens of innovators contributing including world-renown digital health leader Dr Eric Topol, (Scripps), Dr Gil Blander (MIT), Dr Sonia Ancoli-Israel (UCSD), and Quantified Self co-founder Gary Wolf. This 'Data not Drugs' approach attempted to do the impossible; win the first U.S. Women's Track Cycling medal in over 20 years.
About the Filmmaker:
Tamara Jenkins is a United States Olympian, Member of the Board of Directors of the United States Olympians and Paralympians Alumni Association, and President of the Southern California Olympians and Paralympians. She has held director-level positions at USA Canoe/Kayak and LA2024 where she led athlete-focused initiatives in sport innovation, marketing, social media and public relations. As an athlete, she represented the United States in every major International Canoe Federation World Cup and World Championship competition between 1996-2000 and finished her career by winning U.S. Olympic Trials to achieve the great honor of competing in the Olympic Games in Sydney 2000. Jenkins is also an award-winning documentary filmmaker who speaks on a wide range of topics including the role of women in sport and technology. Her directorial debut "Personal Gold" won several awards during it's festival run in 2015 and sold to Netflix in 2016. "Personal Gold" made it's world-wide debut in 2016 the day before the Rio 2016 Opening Ceremony.
When & Where
Rhea Phaneuf, Marketing and Events Project Manager for EPIIC
The El Pomar Institute for Innovation and Commercialization (EPIIC)
EPIIC’s mission is to support economic development by providing technology-centered enterprises with access to capital and business information, with an emphasis on sectors recognized as critical to the regional economy; to utilize research with other organizations which assist companies; to provide services through a web of personal connections and information resources; and to catalyze changes in the business climate to establish Colorado Springs as a center for entrepreneurial high-tech companies. EPIIC serves as a bridge between the intellectual resources of the University, the three El Pomar Chairs, and the community.