Friday, September 22, 2017

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)**

Christine - Cell phone enforcer

Shannon - The voice of an angel

Dr. Kevin Hicks - President, Stevenson School

Niall Ferguson - World Order or Disorder? The International System between Globalism and Populism.

Jeremi Suri - How has the practice of leadership changed in American society over the last two centuries?

6:30 - 7:30 pm

BOOK SIGNINGS IN BOOK STORE

Niall Ferguson

Jeremi Suri

Shannon

Saturday, September 23, 2017

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

Coffee and Muffins
BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

9:00 - 11:00 am

KECK THEATER

Nancy Kotowski - Superintendent of Schools, Monterey County.

Mark Siddall - Uncovering biodiversity for the most successful animal life-history strategy of all time.

Wade Davis - One picture is worth a thousand words.

Carlos Prieto - The beauty of the cello.

Adam Lashinsky - Uber, one of the most controversial, disruptive and innovative startup companies ever, and its chance for survival.

Walter V. Robinson - A conversation with Scott James.

11:00 - 11:30 am

Intermission
BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

Wade Davis

Adam Lashinsky

Carlos Prieto

Walter V. Robinson

Mark Siddall

11:30 - 12:30 pm

Amphitheater (weather permitting)**

Ann Louise Bardach - Cuba: Today and tomorrow.

Robert Weiner - North Korea!

Jack Rakove - James Madison’s Dilemma--and Ours: No one took more pride, and was more nervous, in the drafting of the Constitution.

12:30 - 1:40 pm

LUNCH (Box lunches may be taken to the breakout rooms)

BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

Ann Louise Bardach

Jack Rakove

1:00 - 1:40 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS – ROSEN CENTER (pick one)

Wade Davis – Exploring the world.

Carlos Prieto – The adventures of a Strad cello from its birth in 1720 in Cremona, Italy to 2017 in Pebble Beach, California.

Walter Robinson – Donald Trump: The new patron saint of the First Amendment.

Mark Siddall – Nefarious yes, but necessary too, people have picked their poisons past and present.

Jeremi Suri – Leadership, American society and the presidency - history and future.

Robert Weiner – More on North Korea.

2:00 - 4:00 pm

KECK THEATER

Steven Johnson - The colorful innovators of leisure and fun; the explorers, proprietors, showmen, and artists who changed the trajectory of history.

Scott Klemmer - How the web’s global scale is changing design.

Kristin Romey - Archaeology, and why it is more important than ever.

Casey Grover - Opioid and prescription drug addiction, as well as some solutions for the future.

Vivienne Ming - Five years ago, Dr. Ming’s little boy was diagnosed with juvenile diabetes, and so she built herself a superpower which might save her son and the lives of millions.

4:00 - 4:30 pm

BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

Steven Johnson

4:30 - 5:15 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS - ROSEN CENTER (pick one)

Ann Louise Bardach - The role of Vladimir Putin in Raul Castro’s Cuba.

Casey Grover - What if everything you thought you knew about addiction turned out to be wrong?

Steven Johnson - Writing (and reading) books in the Twitter age.

Scott Klemmer - How have you (or could you) ask questions with prototypes in *your* life?

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

Jack Rakove - Which parts of the Constitution most need amending?

Kristin Romey - Archaeology and Nationalism; old pots and dangerous ideas.

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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

Coffee and Muffins
BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

9:00 - 11:00 am

Keck Theater

Seth Shostak – The search for life beyond earth and what will it mean if we find it?

Lee Daniel Kravetz - Thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that impact education, healthcare, and business are highly contagious.

Nalini Nadkarni - The art of “tapestry thinking” entwines different ways of knowing how to address complex problems.

Janis Cooke Newman – Literary time travel: How writers turn history into fiction.

Gary Small – Two weeks to a younger brain.

Jeff Greenfield - “What-Ifs” in American politics history; How small twists of fate could have changed everything.

11:00 - 11:30 am

Intermission

BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

Lee Daniel Kravetz

Nalini Nadkarni

Janis Cooke Newman

Seth Shostak

Gary Small

11:30 - 12:15 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS - ROSEN CENTER (pick one)

Jeff Greenfield - The American Dream? The case for pessimism...the case for optimism.

Lee Daniel Kravetz - How to “catch” good ideas as easily as contracting a cold.

Nalini Nadkarni - How do we understand and welcome the breakings and joinings in our own lives?

Janis Cooke Newman - From the brain to the page: How to tell your story.

Seth Shostak - If the aliens are really out there, how is it we haven’t seen any evidence?

Gary Small - Easy tricks to boost your memory.

12:15 - 1:00pm

BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

* Speakers are subject to change.
** If inclement conditions, Festival will move to the Keck Theater

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