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10/19/2009
SPEAKER: Barbara Rose Brooker, author of "The Viagra Diaries"

5/7/2008
SPEAKER: Willie Brown, Former Mayor of San Francisco, author of "Basic Brown: My Life and Our Times"
5/1/2008
TOPIC: Can GM really be green motors?
SPEAKER: Rick Wagoner, Chairman and CEO of General Motors
4/2/2008
SPEAKERS: George Shultz, Former U.S. Secretary of State and Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution and William Perry, Former U.S. Secretary of Defense and Senior Fellow at The Hoover Institution
3/27/2008
TOPIC: Public corruption and public confidence
SPEAKER: U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey
12/11/2007
SPEAKER: Democratic presidential candidate Mike Gravel
11/27/2007
TOPIC: Fighting climate change
SPEAKERS: Google.org Executive Director Larry Brilliant, CH2M Hill Sustainable Solutions Manager Andrea Gardner, Associate Administrator of the United Nations Development Programme Undersecretary of the United Nations Ad Melkert, and JPMorgan Managing Director Nancy Pfund
10/28/2007
SPEAKER: Venture capitalist and author Tom Perkins
9/19/2007
SPEAKER: Alan Alda -- award winning actor, director and author of "Things I Overheard While Talking to Myself"
8/10/2007
SPEAKER: Ohio Congressman Dennis Kucinich, 2008 Democratic presidential candidate
7/18/2007
SPEAKER: Wikipedia founder Jimbo Wales
7/17/2007
SPEAKER: John R. Bolton, Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute
6/12/2007
SPEAKER: New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, 2008 Democratic presidential candidate
6/6/2007
SPEAKER: David J. O'Reilly, CEO of Chevron Corporation.
5/31/2007
SPEAKER: Famed chef and restaurateur Michael Mina
5/30/2007
TOPIC: Beyond BALCO
SPEAKERS: Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams, reporters for the San Francisco Chronicle and authors of "Game of Shadows"
5/23/2007
SPEAKERS: Chad Hurley and Steve Chen, founders of YouTube
5/17/2007
SPEAKERS: Thomas Keller, chef and owner of The French Laundry and Bouchon and Dorothy Hamilton, founder of The French Culinary Institute and author of "Chef's Story."
5/15/2007
SPEAKER: Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown
5/11/2007
SPEAKER: Dr. Boaz Ganor, Founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Counter Terrorism.
5/2/2007
SPEAKER: Delaware Senator Joe Biden, 2008 Democratic presidential candidate.
4/19/2007
SPEAKERS: Lucy Bradshaw, Vice President and Executive Producer for Electronic Arts, Gerard Jones, author of "Killing Monsters" and "Men of Tomorrow," Peter Moore, Corporate Vice President of Interactive Entertainment Business, Entertainment and Devices Division for Microsoft, and moderator Linda Burch, Vice Chair of Common Sense Media.
4/20/2007
TOPIC: Unlocking the potential of solar energy
SPEAKER: Mike Splinter, President and CEO, Applied Materials
3/27/2007
SPEAKERS: Bob Woodruff of ABC News and wife Lee Woodruff, co-authors of "In an Instant."
1/11/2007
SPEAKERS: Veteran journalists Lowell Bergman and Steve Talbot of PBS' Frontline.
11/6/2006
SPEAKER: Sanford Weill, Former Chair of Citigroup, Board Chair of Carnegie Hall and author of "The Real Deal."
11/2/2006
SPEAKER: Deepak Chopra, M.D., author and spiritual advisor.
7/25/2006
SPEAKER: Peter Bart, Editor in Chief of Variety, author of "Boffo!" and Co-host, "Sunday Morning Shootout," American Movie Channel.
7/24/2006
SPEAKER: Steven Hill, Director of the Political Reform Program for the New America Foundation and author of "10 Steps to Repair American Democracy."
7/21/2006
SPEAKER: Alberto Gonzales, Attorney General with the U.S. Department of Justice.
5/11/2006
SPEAKERS: Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft, and moderator Roger McNamee, Co-Founder of Elevation Partners.
4/17/2006
TOPIC: The San Francisco Earthquake Centennial
SPEAKERS: Earthquake historians Simon Winchester, Philip Fradkin and Kevin Starr.
4/25/2006
SPEAKER: Former CBS News Anchor Dan Rather.
1/27/2006
SPEAKER: Pulitzer Prize-Winning Humor Columnist Dave Barry
1/19/2006
SPEAKER: Frank Lindh, father of John Lindh ("The American Taliban")
1/19/2006
SPEAKER: Ana Marie Cox, blog editor for Wonkette.com.