FESTIVAL SCHEDULE* ~ SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2018

Friday, September 28, 2018

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

AMPITHEATER (weather permitting)**

Trish Tillman - Welcome

Shannon - The voice of an angel

Dr. Kevin Hicks - President, Stevenson School

Clint Watts - How to survive in a highly connected social media world

Gary Mule Deer

Peter Sagal - From the Couch to the 2013 Boston Marathon Bombings...True Tales of an Unlikely Athlete.

6:30 - 7:30 pm

BOOK SIGNINGS IN BOOK STORE

Peter Sagal

Clint Watts

Saturday, September 29, 2018

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.

Michael Alec Rose - "Look, Hear!" Rose will explore unseen and unheard-of connections between art and music.

Lanhee Chen - Will we ever see a peacefull resolution to the health care reform wars?

William Barnett - How great businesses are discovered.

Dan Klein - The Improviser’s Mindset: How to infuse imaginative play into your work and life.

Michael McFaul - From Cold War to Hot Peace: prescriptions for both containing and engaging Putin’s Russia.

11:00 - 11:30 am

Intermission
BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

William Barnett

Michael McFaul

Michael Alec Rose

11:30 - 12:30 pm

AMPITHEATER (weather permitting)**

John Hennessy - Leadership: Non-profits vs. Corporations.

Christopher Hill - What next from North Korea and Iran?

Jeffrey A. Engel - We were lucky. How we survived the Cold War.

12:30 - 1:00 pm

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

BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

Jeffrey A. Engel

John Hennessy

Christopher Hill

John B. McCoy

1:00 - 1:30 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS – ROSEN CENTER (pick one)

William Barnett – What makes businesses great?

Lanhee Chen - America's healthcare system: will it ever be fixed?

Christopher HIll- Will the sanctions really work?

Michael McFaul - Historical origins of Trump's world view.

Michael Alec Rose - Image, word or music: whick is closest to your heart?

Peter Sagal - The utter uselessness of political comedy in a dangerous time.

Clint Watts - Hackers, Terrorists, Russian and Fake News.

2:00 - 4:00 pm

KECK THEATER

Pamela Meyer - How to spot a liar.

Armen Keteyian - "I’ll take the NCAA for a billion dollars, Alex”…the making of the student-athlete myth.

Gary Small - Can you change your personality in as quickly as 30 days?

Adam Leipzig - Creativity: YOur owner's manual - practical future in 15 minutes.

John Rives - What should the last book ever look like?

4:00 - 4:30 pm

BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

Armen Keteyian

Adam Leipzig

Pamela Meyer

Gary Small

4:30 - 5:00 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS - ROSEN CENTER (pick one)

Jeffrey A. Engel - Who lost Russia? Russia and the West since the Cold War’s end.

Armen Keteyian - Tiger Woods, the price of genius.

Adam Leipzig - Building creative bridges.

Pamela Meyer - Getting to the truth, building trust that lasts, and understanding hidden tensions.

John Rives - Tips, tricks and hacks on public speaking from a non-expert who, at least, doesn’t feel like he’s going to throw up on stage anymore.

Gary Small - Improve your memory and brain health: Everyday lifestyle strategies can improve your cognitive health and stave off symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

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

Coffee and Muffins
BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

9:00 - 11:00 am

KECK THEATER

Vik Amar - A guided tour through two of today’s most contentious issues: campus free speech and sanctuary cities.

Caitlin O’Connell, interview with Scott James - Parallel lives of elephants and humans.

Michelle Darby - StoryCraft: The power and craft of true personal stories.

Gary Pomerantz - The self-examined life: from Socrates of Athens to Cousy of Boston Garden.

Jonathan Sorger - Surgical Robotics--what it is and what it is not.

Tina Seelig - How to catch luck.

11:00 - 11:30 am

Intermission

BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

Vik Amar

Caitlin O’Connell

Gary Pomerantz

Tina Seelig

11:30 - 12:00 pm

BREAKOUT SESSIONS - ROSEN CENTER (pick one)

Vik Amar - The U.S. Supreme Court and constitutional doctrine, in light of the retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy and the likely confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.

Michelle Darby and Dan Klein - The Storytelling Game - Play, Share, Connect.

Caitlin O’Connell - Can elephants help us build a better hearing aid?

Gary Pomerantz - Grandpa’s ring: finding our own stories.

Tina Seelig - Increase luck in your life.

Jonathan Sorger - Ways to improve cancer outcomes with surgical robotics and other technologies.

12:00 - 1:00 pm

BOOK SIGNINGS IN THE BOOK STORE

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

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