Festival Schedule*October 1 – 3, 2021Spanish Bay Resort in Pebble Beach VERY LIMITED SPONSOR LEVEL SEATS AVAILABLE. PLEASE CONTACT US FOR DETAILS.

Friday, October 1, 2021

Time / DurationActivities
5:00 - 6:00 pm


6:15 - 7:15 pm

Christine - Cell phone enforcer

Shannon - The voice of an angel

David L. Stivers - CEO, Pebble Beach Company

Lanhee Chen - What does the future hold for Taiwan… and what is America’s role?

David Cutler - The GAME of innovation.

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Time / DurationActivities
9:00 - 11:00 am

Christine - Cell phone enforcer

Dr. Deneen Guss - Superintendent of Schools, Monterey County

Peter Ricchiuti - What the financial markets are telling us now.

Mark Laret - Some inconvenient truths about U.S. healthcare.

Michael and Jessica Shinn - Join the Artistic Directors of the pianoSonoma Music Festival in some musical “Games of Catch”, an interactive back and forth between performers and audience members.

Marita Cheng - Bringing robots to the world.

Jeremi Suri - What is the future of democracy?

11:00 - 11:30 am


11:30 am - 12:30 pm


Lanhee Chen - Afghanistan was lost, is Taiwan next?

Marita Cheng - Why bring robots to the world?

David Cutler - The next big idea: An innovation GAME.

Mark Laret - An agenda for change in U.S. healthcare.

Peter Ricchiuti - Building better capitalists.

Jeremi Suri - Current challenges to democracy and the possibilities for positive change, based on historical experience.

12:30 - 1:30 pm


1:30 - 3:30 pm

Christine - Cell phone enforcer

Clint Watts - The pandemic has dominated our lives, but also introduced an “infodemic”, a war of conflicting realities that have confused audience and inspired conflicts over COVID-19, vaccines, elections and our future.

Vik Amar - Five important and persistent myths about the founding of the Constitution that can and should be put to rest.

Ken Kamler - Life and death decisions on Mount Everest.

Mark Moffett - Let’s look at societies across the animal kingdom and in humans, right up to present day.

John Rives - Making pop-up books during a pandemic.

3:30 - 3:45 pm


3:45 - 4:45 pm


Vik Amar - Reflections on the present and future of two institutions that occupy much of my thinking--the Supreme Court and higher education.

Ken Kamler - Living life as an adventure.

Mark Moffett - How do societies compare to those of species across the animal kingdom, from chimpanzees to whales, birds and even the lowly ant?

John Rives - Public speaking tips and tricks from a TED speaker.

Clint Watts - You, your phone, your social media and alternative realities.

Sunday, October 3, 2021

Time / DurationActivities
9:00 - 11:00 am

Christine - Cell phone enforcer

Deepak Srivistava - How hacking and re-writing the code of life using stem cells, CRISPR and A1 will change paradigms around human health and disease.

Peter Mancall - Bad pilgrims: The battle for New England.

Eric Lomonaco – My life…past to present.

Michael and Jessica Shinn – What do 88 keys open?

Scott James - Trial by Fire: Don’t let the facts get in the way of a guilty verdict.

Deborah Gruenfeld - How to be more authoritative in any roll, on any stage.

11:00 - 11:15 am


11:15 - 12:00 pm


Deborah Gruenfeld - The non-verbal language of power.

Scott James - If journalism is the first draft of history, who’s fixing the typos?

Peter Mancall - The America that could have been.

Deepak Srivistava - Societal, economic and ethical complications of the bio century.

* Schedule is subject to change.

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