FESTIVAL SCHEDULE*  ~ SEPTEMBER 25-27, 2020

The 2020 Pebble Beach Authors & Ideas Festival comes to you virtually this year,
partnering with several fantastic speakers from Great Courses and Master Class.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Christine – Welcome to our virtual weekend, partnering with Great Courses and Master Class

Shannon – The voice of an angel

Clark Kent Apuada – Welcome

Dr. Kevin Hicks – President, Stevenson School

Dr. Deneen Guss – Superintendent, Monterey County Office of Education

Gary Mule Deer – Olympic Champion

Vik Amar – The Electoral College

Victor Davis Hanson – The 2020 Campaign

Dr. Robert Wachter – Covid 19

Doris Kearns Goodwin – Finding Your Voice (presented by Master Class)

Michael Shelden – Churchill and the Muse of History

Saturday, September 26, 2020

MORNING SESSION

Christine – Good Morning!

Jane Goodall – Chimps Behavior (presented by Master Class)

Stephen Ressler – The Great Skyscraper Race

Helen Mirren – The Queen  (presented by Master Class)

John Taylor – Market Opening

Patrick Allitt – California Gold Rush

Malcolm Gladwell – Humor and Melancholy (presented by Master Class)

Cara Hale Alter – Taming Adrenaline

Gary Pomerantz – Race Relations

Lanhee Chen – The China Conundrum

AFTERNOON SESSION

Christine – Welcome back!

Ken Burns – The Power of Music (presented by Master Class)

Paul Wagner – History of Wine from Babylon to James Bond

Aaron Sorkin – West Wing  (presented by Master Class)

Felix J. Lockman – Radio Astronomy Observing the Invisible Universe

David Axelrod and Carl Rove – Assessing Your Candidate (presented by Master Class)

Richard Spence – Red Octopus: The Communist International

Eric Williams – Sound Design

Sean K. Todd – Marine Mammal Distribution Around the World

Christine – Closing and see you tomorrow morning!

Sunday, September 27, 2020

Christine – Welcome back!

Michael Alec Rose – Beethoven

Stephen Ressler – Engineering a Roman Aqueduct

Anne Curzan – Stranded Prepositions

Don Lincoln – Franklin’s Kite and Other Electrifying Myths

David M. Kennedy – Trust-Respect

Neil deGrasse Tyson – Spooky Universe

Frank Gehry – Disney Concert Hall (presented by Master Class)

Christine – Closing

* Speakers subject to change.

PLEASE JOIN US NEXT YEAR ~ OCTOBER 1-3, 2021