Bay Area Events Bulletin - weekly digest

February 3, 2016



February

SOLD OUT! Wed, 2/3 — 6:00pm-9:00pm — Atherton
17th Annual Evening of Networking at the Menlo Circus Polo Club
Join industry specialists, alumni, students, faculty and staff at the exclusive Menlo Circus Polo Club for one of the Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network's premiere networking events.

Sat, 2/6 — 8:30am-4:00pm — Martinez
B-HAN EAST BAY: Habitat for Humanity Build Day
The East Bay Chapter of the Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network and the Tri-Valley Cal Alumni Club invite you to help a great cause and build a house for Habitat for Humanity. Register.

NEW! Tue, 2/9 — 6:30pm-8:30pm — Berkeley
Gender Equity in the Workplace Forum
Join the Berkeley-Haas Gender Equity Initiative to share experiences and learn more about gender equity in the workplace. Register.

NEW! Tue, 2/9 — 7:30pm-9:30pm — Menlo Park
B-HAN SILICON VALLEY: Conversation with Author Scott Allan Morrison
Spend an evening at Kepler's Books with author Scott Allan Morrison discussing his novel, Terms of Use, with Lisen Stromberg, FTMBA 91. Questions? Email magerhan@mba.berkeley.edu. Register.

NEW! Wed, 2/10 — 5:30pm-7:30pm — San Francisco
Sips and Reflections with Michaela Rodeno, EWMBA 80
The Commonwealth Club of San Francisco presents Michaela Rodeno, EWMBA 80, speaking about entrepreneurship, leadership, wine, and women, sharing serendipitous stories from inside the Napa Valley wine industry in her book, Bubbles to Boardrooms. Register.

Sat, 2/13 — 1:00pm-5:30pm — Berkeley
B-HAN EAST BAY: Pre-game Hoops Party and Cal vs Oregon State Basketball Game
Join fellow Berkeley-Haas alumni to cheer on our Cal Bears basketball team and listen to a Cal assistant coach talk about the team at a pre-game hoops party. Register.

NEW! Tue, 2/16 — 6:00pm-9:00pm — San Francisco
B-HAN SAN FRANCISCO: The Royal Exchange: Haas Bar of the Quarter Gathering in San Francisco
Join us at The Royal Exchange in the Financial District for some cocktails and fun with your fellow Haas friends. Register early since this event will sell out. Register.

Tue, 2/23 — 8:30am-5:30pm — Oakland
Vator Splash Health
Vator is holding its second Splash Health event at Kaiser. Get energized and inspired by the hottest healthcare startups and hear from top investors, civic leaders and entrepreneurs. Register with a university email and "berkeley75" for a 75% discount. Register.


March

March 2016— 5:00pm-6:15pm PST — Virtual/Online
Boost Your Negotiation Skills with Holly Schroth
Join a four-week digital version of Senior Lecturer Holly Schroth's Negotiations course. The online course combines prerecorded videos, live lectures and on-the-job learning activities to sharpen your negotiation skills and strategies. Learn more and register.

NEW! Tue, 3/1 — 8:30am-10:30am — San Francisco
Directors Roundtable: A World Conference on Defending Directors, C-Suites & Corporations from Liability
Our panel of Distinguished Speakers will share with you their insights as to the Yates Memo and how corporate leaders can minimize liability risks for themselves and their companies. Register.

NEW! Fri, 3/4 — 11:00am-5:00pm — San Francisco
Bridge 2016
Bridge, the Berkeley-Haas Asia Business Conference, is hosting its 16th year as the premiere student-run conference on business in Asia! Come join this tradition at the newly created Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center in San Francisco's Financial District. Register.

Sat, 3/5 — 8:30am-4:00pm — Martinez
B-HAN EAST BAY: Habitat for Humanity Build Day
The East Bay Chapter of the Berkeley-Haas Alumni Network and the Tri-Valley Cal Alumni Club invite you to help a great cause and build a house for Habitat for Humanity. Register.

Wed, 3/9 — 5:30pm-8:00pm — San Francisco
Berkeley-Haas Celebration in San Francisco at Gap Inc.
Environmental concerns and new technologies are upending the status quo in the energy industry. And Berkeley-Haas alumni are in the middle of this exciting transformation. Hear TED-style presentations from alumni in energy at this annual event at Gap Inc., featuring the Energy Institute at Haas. Register

Sat, 3/12 — 8:00am-7:00pm — Berkeley
2016 Women in Leadership Conference
This year we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Women in Leadership (WIL) Conference. Themed Leading Today, Building Tomorrow, the WIL Conference will celebrate how far women in business have come, and empower our community to achieve its greatest potential. Register.

Fri, 3/18 — 8:00am-6:30pm — Berkeley
21st Annual POWER Conference on Energy Research and Policy
The Energy Institute at Haas invites alumni interested in energy research and policy to attend the POWER Conference. The conference brings together outstanding scholars and practitioners to exchange ideas and research results on topics related to electricity markets and regulation. Register.


April

NEW! Sat, 4/16 — Santa Rosa — 10:00am-Noon
B-HAN NORTH BAY: Hike Taylor Mt. with Executive Director, Sonoma County Regional Parks
Melissa Kelley, FTMBA 93, Exec Dir, Sonoma Cty Regional Parks Foundation, leads tour of Taylor Mt. Regional Park. Bring lunch. Hike moderate, slow climb to enjoy wildflowers & views. RSVP by Apr. 1: Ellen O'Connor, EWMBA 83.

Fri, 4/29- Sun, 5/1 — Berkeley
Reunion Weekend 2016
Relive the best of your Berkeley-Haas experience! Catch up with classmates, listen to engaging lectures, make new connections and bring your family back to campus. Everything you loved about business school — without the exams. Learn more or register.

Classes of 2015, EMBA 2014, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986, 1981, 1976, 1971

Sat 4/30 — Berkeley — Save the Date!
Alumni Conference 2016
Come home to Berkeley-Haas to reconnect with friends and re-experience the classroom with the brightest thinkers and most accomplished practitioners including Steve Blank, David Aaker, Jenny Chatman, Andrew Rose, Laura Kray and more. Open to all alumni. Learn more.


Why Entrepreneurs Don't Lose
Statistically speaking, entrepreneurs fail more often than not, but new research by Berkeley-Haas Assoc. Prof. Gustavo Manso suggests that the financial risk is not as great as previously thought. Read more.