Friday, September 23, 2016

Time / Duration Activities
3:30 - 5:00 pm

Registration
BOOK STORE OPEN
Wine and cheese reception in the Book Store - Rosen Center

5:15 - 6:30 pm

AMPHITHEATER (weather permitting)

Mark Twain – Author

Presented by the Beall Family Foundation

Chloe Scheib

Presented by Charles and Ann Johnson

Dr. Kevin M. Hicks – President, Stevenson School

Secretary Leon Panetta – World Challenges - ISIS,
Putin, cyber attacks, China and a dysfunctional
Washington.

Presented by Sam and Betsy Reeves

Mark R. Laret – A report from the front: The key
issues that are facing hospitals and physicians
today, and some of the positive and negative
impacts of the Affordable Care Act, affectionately
known as Obamacare.

Presented by Max and Marcia Messmer

6:30 pm

BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOKSTORE
Secretary Panetta

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Time / Duration Activities
8:00 - 8:45 am

Coffee and muffins

8:15 - 8:45 am

BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

9:00 - 11:00 am

KECK AUDITORIUM

Nancy Kotowski - Superintendent of Schools, Monterey County
Presented by the Pigott Family

Professor Andrew Fraknoi - The Sky Event of the Decade: The All-American Total Eclipse of the Sun (Aug. 21, 2017), when the shadow of the Moon will sweep across the U.S. in a spectacular eclipse, the first occurrence since 1918. Find out the best places to be, how to view it safely, and what we can learn from it about our star, the Sun.
Presented by Judy C. Miner

James H. Fallon, Ph.D. – The Psychopath Inside: A
Neuroscientist’s Personal Journey into the Dark Side of the Brain.

Presented by Stuart Francis and Diana Stark

Cara Hale Alter – Code of Conduct: What it takes to carry yourself like a leader, identifying the specific “codes of conduct” – for posture, gestures, vocal skills, eye contact and more – that influence the perception of credibility.
Presented by Jane and John McCoy

Professor Abbas Milani – Radical Islam has become a major strategic challenge of our time. What are the theological and historical roots of this rise? Is radicalism limited to only one school of Islam? What role did the West play in this rise?
Presented by James and Karen Tyler

Dan Buettner – To find the path to long life and health, let’s look at the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age, and learn the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that can keep you spry past age 100.
Presented by Linda and Randall Charles

11:00 - 11:30 am

Intermission

BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

Cara Hale Alter

Dan Buettner

James H. Fallon, Ph.D.

Professor Andrew Fraknoi

11:30 - 12:30 pm

ROSEN AMPHITHEATER (weather permitting)

Dr. Bernard Roth - How to use ideas from design thinking to have a better life.
Presented by Beverly and Lyman Hamilton

John L. Hennessy - Education in the 21st Century.

Presented by the Landreth Family

Alan Shipnuck - How technology (and especially social media) has changed journalism.
Presented by Ken and Donna Derr

12:30 - 1:00 pm

Lunch (Box lunches may be taken to breakout rooms)

BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

Dr. Bernard Roth

Alan Shipnuck

1:00 - 1:40 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS – ROSEN CENTER (pick one)

Presented by Dick and Daphne Bertero

Cara Hale Alter - Visible Credibility - How to project confidence and competence when it matters most.

Dan Buettner - What should you be doing to live a longer life?

James H. Fallon, Ph.D. - Why the world needs psychopaths.

Mark Laret - Healthcare Reform; Easy to say, hard to do.

Professor Abbas Milani - How the Shah of Iran helped
Radical Islam.

Alan Shipnuck - A gossipy discussion and Q & A about modern professional golf.

2:00 - 4:00 pm

KECK AUDITORIUM

Peter Ricchiuti - What’s really up with the economy?

Hint: It’s not what the media is telling you - it's much better and Wall Street knows it.
Presented by Rose Marie and John L. Hendry, III

James H. Newman, Ph.D. - An astronaut’s reflections on human space flight and repairing the Hubble Space Telescope.

Presented by Carol and Ned Spieker

Mas Masumoto - Sense of place and the faces we wear - how the stories we tell create our identity. A farmer grows more than just peaches.
Presented by Barbara W. Boswell

Hampton Sides - Hampton Sides on Ice: The acclaimed narrative historian discusses how he crafts his epic works - including his latest, In the Kingdom of Ice, a true-life Arctic thriller from the age of Polar Fever.

Presented by Ann and Sam Ginn

Dr. David Eagleman - The Brain: The Story of You.

Presented by the Shenandoah Foundation

4:00 - 4:30 pm

BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

Dr. David Eagleman
Mas Masumoto
Peter Ricchiuti
Hampton Sides

4:30 - 5:15 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS – ROSEN CENTER (pick one)

Dr. David Eagleman - The Ulysses Contract: The brain science of how we make decisions...and how we can make better ones.

Professor Andrew Fraknoi - Martians we have known and loved: Mars in science and Mars in science fiction.

Mas Masumoto - The power of stories: How to write your six word memoir.

James H. Newman, Ph.D. - Single planet species don’t survive.

Peter Ricchiuti - Following the head has never produced exceptional investment returns.

Dr. Bernard Roth - Taking command of your life.

Hampton Sides with Scott James - Hampton Sides Unthawed: In conversation with the bestselling narrative historian.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Time / Duration Activities
8:00 - 8:45 am

Coffee and muffins

8:15 - 8:45 am

BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOKSTORE

9:00 - 11:00 am

AUDITORIUM

Ross S. Stein, Ph.D. - We cannot predict earthquakes, but we can foresee where and why the seismic hazards are high, and construct buildings that can withstand anything the faults can hurl at them.
Presented by Honest Engine Films, Joanne Storkan

Dr. Michael S. Gazzaniga - Splitting minds and other secrets of life; the evolving story on how to think about the biological basis of mental life.
Presented by Vance and Arlene Coffman

Peter Arnott - Your audience doesn’t care how important a 3-minute long distance call used to be when they’re casually talking across continents for hours.
Presented by David and Joan O’Reilly

Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney - A woman’s power in the ancient world (and perhaps even today) was always compromised from the outset, and we’ll discuss the root causes of this social inequality.
Presented by Robin and Peter Barker

Vivienne Ming - Gender transition is not about gender; it’s about literally making yourself a better person. This is a story of profound failure and a life redeemed.
Presented by John Hanna

George Moore, Ph.D. - We will explore how drone use is affecting many areas of society, focusing particularly on privacy issues. We will also consider the newly enacted rules covering commercial and recreational use of small drones.
Presented by Chrissi and Mike Morgan

11:00 - 11:30 am

Intermission
BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

11:30 - 12:15 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS - ROSEN CENTER (pick one)
Presented by Sam and Mary Jane Armacost

Kathlyn (Kara) Cooney - When women ruled the world; Women and power in the ancient world.

Dr. Michael S. Gazzaniga - Brains, ethics and everyday experience; Thoughts on the desire to know the why of daily decisions.

Vivienne Ming - Five inventions to recover the value of a human life.

George Moore, Ph.D. - Drones - good or evil? Let’s talk further about your interests in drones.

Ross S. Stein, Ph.D. - Ask me anything about earthquakes.

Taelen Thomas aka Mark Twain - How young Samuel Clemens learned to become a Mississippi riverboat pilot in the 1850’s, and how he became “Mark Twain”.

12:15 - 1:15 pm

BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

~  FESTIVAL DATES - SEPTEMBER 22-24, 2017 ~