MSF On the Road: A Voice from the Field in Berkeley, CA

October 15, 2019
6:30pm - 8:30pm
Free | Tickets
Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) as we bring our traveling speaker series to Berkeley, California. Sharing experiences from 11 assignments, mental health officer Karen Stewart will explore the mission of MSF and discuss the challenges of bringing life-saving medical care where it’s needed most. Learn more about MSF on their website or by following them on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.

Simons Institute Theoretically Speaking Series — Algorand’s Forthcoming Blockchain Technology

October 30, 2019
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Speaker: Silvio Micali (Algorand & MIT) Algorand has solved the famous blockchain trilemma by providing a permissionless, Pure PoS blockchain that is simultaneously fully decentralized, scalable, and secure. In this talk we shall focus Algorand’s next wave of technology: Vault, Pixel, Self-Validating Transactions, and Atomic2 Swaps.

Finding your Office in Berkeley

November 7, 2019
5:00pm - 7:15pm
Free | Tickets
Are you a startup founder? Do you own a business.. or plan to? Finding the best home for your team can be stressful. It doesn't have to be. Berkeley Startup Cluster and Startup Grind Berkeley have brought together a team of superstar executives to show you the ropes. Learn what you should expect when beginning a search for your Berkeley business headquarters. Timelines, costs, and questions to ask. Hosted by the Berkeley Startup Cluster and Startup Grind Berkeley, this event is designed to help Berkeley founders and early-stage business leaders understand the basics of finding commercial real estate space in Berkeley. If not to experience the stunning David Brower Center, come for the food and great conversations!

Food, Wine Culture: A Conversation on EU and California Foodways

November 8, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Free | Tickets
This event will focus on the economic viability of food systems through a comparative lens in a conversation that joins voices from the EU and California. In particular it will explore how culture and identity dialogue with food systems and the positioning of local, specialized markets in a globalized economy.

Berkeleyside Uncharted Evening Ideas Fests

November 14, 2019
6:00pm - 9:00pm
$25 | Tickets
We're bringing the lively, mind-opening conversations of the Berkeleyside Uncharted Ideas Festival to a series of single-evening events, starting in November 2019. Join us for ideas on the edge that challenge your assumptions and thinking. Our Evening Idea Fests are produced with the generous support of North Berkeley Investment Partners. Our first Evening Ideas Fest on Nov. 14 features two extraordinary speakers: Rumman Chowdhury and Anat Shenker-Osorio. Chowdhury will be one of the Professors of Practice at the Pacific School of Religion this academic year. Shenker-Osorio is a leading consultant on political messaging and the host of the Brave New Words podcast. Rumman Chowdhury will be in conversation with Berkeleyside's Lance Knobel about "Artificial Intelligence and the Outsourcing of Moral Responsibility," and Anat Shenker-Osorio will be in conversation with writer Daphne White about "Reframing the Debate for Progressive Victories." It's an evening that is certain to make you think and then, we hope, act.

The Healthiest One at the Table

November 15, 2019
1:00 pm
$25-$35 | Tickets
Addressing both internal and external food bias messages in the course of treatment are not only important aspects of recovery work but are also indicative of long-term cohesive recovery as supported by research. The treatment of adolescents is also inherently a family-oriented process. When family members hold tightly to their own food bias, it can be destructive to the foundation of the work that adolescents have established, and in turn their overall recovery path. This presentation explores how we, as clinicians, can best prepare our clients for the times that they may be the healthiest one at the table.

3rd Annual Dr. Alan Lifshay Memorial Lecture, featuring Dr. Louise Aronson

November 20, 2019
5:30pm - 8:30pm
Free |
An evening with Dr Louise Aronson, featuring insights and storytelling from her recently released book, Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, and Reimagining Life, a New York Times non-fiction best seller. Louise Aronson, MD MFA, is a leading geriatrician, writer, educator, professor of medicine and regular contributor to the New York Times and the New England Journal of Medicine among other publications. The event includes a talk, book signing, and snacks. Attendance is free of charge but pre-registration is required. For registration information, email