This is what the 2012 Dreamforce Gala will look like. Deets here and below:
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“Salesforce.com Welcomes 90,000 Registered Attendees to Dreamforce 2012, the World’s Largest Vendor Technology Conference
10th annual Dreamforce grows a record-breaking 96 percent year-over-year — 90,000 registered to attend, including more than 3,000 C-level executives
Additional 100,000 people expected to view Salesforce Live on Facebook
Global leaders Sir Richard Branson, General Colin Powell, Jeff Immelt and Tony Robbins to join Marc Benioff in keynote sessions
Sponsorships rise by 40 percent as Dreamforce partner ecosystem grows to more than 350 companies with a combined market cap of more than $1.3 trillion
Red Hot Chili Peppers to rock Dreamforce Gala
Dreamforce integrates philanthropy with 3rd annual benefit concert for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, featuring Lady Antebellum, Dana Carvey and an after-party featuring DJ MC Hammer
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 18, 2012 — DREAMFORCE 2012 — Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing company, will welcome more than 90,000 registered attendees to Dreamforce2012, now the world’s largest vendor technology conference, taking place from Sept. 18-21, 2012.
Dreamforce Gala is Red, Hot and Social
For the first time in Dreamforce history, the Dreamforce Gala will be held in San Francisco’s Civic Center Plaza with seven-time Grammy award-winning and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees the Red Hot Chili Peppers performing on the steps of City Hall.
The Concert for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital
Continuing the tradition of integrated philanthropy at Dreamforce, the Salesforce.com Foundation is thrilled to announce the third annual Concert for UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital at Bill Graham Civic Auditorium on Thursday, September 20(th) at 6:30 p.m. PDT. The benefit concert will feature Lady Antebellum, Dana Carvey, and an after-party featuring DJ MC Hammer. To purchase tickets or for more information, please visit http://www.theconcertforucsfbch.com/.
About salesforce.com: Founded in 1999, salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing leader. Using salesforce.com‘s social and mobile cloud technologies, companies can connect with customers, partners and employees in entirely new ways. Based on salesforce.com‘s real-time, multitenant architecture, the company’s platform and apps give customers the tools to create a social front office and revolutionize the way they sell, service, market, collaborate, work and innovate.”
And thank Gaia that this event has nothing to do with Larry Ellison, cause, you know, the 415 is sick of that dude.
“USF School of Law Celebrates 100 Years in San Francisco – Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Speak at Convocation
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 17, 2012 — Robert F. Kennedy Jr. will kick off a year-long celebration at the University of San Francisco School of Law, which is commemorating its 100(th) birthday and a century of providing a premiere legal education at the city’s first university.
Kennedy will deliver a keynote address during the public convocation on Wed., Sept. 19 at 5 p.m. inside St. Ignatius Church on the USF campus. Kennedy is a professor of environmental law at Pace University and co-director of that school’s Environmental Litigation Clinic. He was named one of Time magazine’s “Heroes for the Planet” for his success in helping restore New York’s Hudson River.
“Our centennial celebration is about far more than longevity,” said Jeffrey Brand, dean of the USF School of Law. “It’s about one hundred years of offering an education with a conscience, and graduating top attorneys who empower the powerless and help change a world plagued by injustice. As we begin our second century in this magnificent city, we rededicate ourselves to our vital mission of educating for justice.”
Social justice is a cornerstone of the school’s identity. In 2011-12 alone, USF law students provided 22,000 hours of pro-bono legal work to underserved communities, and the school-sponsored seven free law clinics, including the Investor Justice Clinic where students represent investors in actions involving allegations of wrongdoing by securities firms or their employees, and the Child Advocacy Law Clinic in which students receive training and, under the supervision of the clinic director, represent abused, neglected, or abandoned children in child welfare proceedings.
The USF School of Law began on Sept. 18, 1912 on the corner of Market and 7(th) Streets in downtown San Francisco with three faculty and 39 students. Today, it has 40 influential legal scholars who teach 700 students on the USF Law School campus near Golden Gate Park. The school is proud to be one of the nation’s most diverse with nearly half of its law students identifying themselves as ethnic minorities, and 53% are women.
The USF School of Law is sponsoring a number of notable events during its year-long centennial celebration, including:
— Sept. 27: Presentation by Clarence B. Jones, former speechwriter, attorney, and advisor to the late Martin Luther King Jr.: “Pivotal Legal and Leadership Policy Decisions Faced by Martin Luther King.”
— Nov. 9: Public Interest Law Foundation Annual Auction and Award Ceremony honoring David Boies, chairman of the law firm Boies, Schiller & Flexner. This is a fundraiser to provide grants to law students working in unpaid public interest law jobs during summer break.
— Feb. 7: Centennial Gala Dinner, San Francisco City Hall.
About the University of San Francisco School of Law
The University of San Francisco School of Law is located in the heart of one of the world’s most innovative and diverse cities. The law school pursues excellence in a humane, diverse, and intellectually vibrant learning community of outstanding teachers and scholars dedicated to training ethical professionals. Its diverse student body enjoys direct access to faculty, small classes, and innovative programming that educates students to be skilled and effective lawyers ready to practice law. Now celebrating its centennial year, the USF School of Law is ranked as one of the “Top 170 Law Schools” by Princeton Review and the 10(th) most ethnically diverse law school in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. For more information, please visit www.usfca.edu/law.
Journalists interested in covering the Sept. 19 convocation, or any other centennial event, must register in advance by contacting Anne-Marie Devine at (415) 422-2697 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE University of San Francisco, School of Law”
I don’t know, this whole deal sounds like a lot of cheerleading for the real estate industry, which is still heavily subsidized by the Feds.
Oh, and the state of California as well.
But “post-bottom landscape” and “good time to buy?” Well, after hearing those phrases bandied about, how can you resist?
So if you want to be the next Donald Trump, have at it. After all, you can’t win your share of middle-class welfare if you don’t play.
Just don’t get too optimistic, again…
“Zillow, USC Lusk Center to Host Housing Forum in San Francisco; FHA Commissioner Carol Galante to Give Keynote – “California’s Housing Market: Navigating the Post-Bottom Landscape” – To Explore Whether It Is a Good Time to Buy, Issues Around Prop 13
SEATTLE, Sept. 13, 2012 — After a housing recession that eclipsed the Great Depression, many markets are again experiencing home value appreciation sparked by high demand but a low supply of homes. What are the sources of this situation, and how long will it last? What will come next? What should real estate professionals and consumers know about this “new” housing market?
To help answer some of these questions, Zillow®, the leading real estate information marketplace, and the University of Southern California Lusk Center for Real Estate will host the half-day “Forum on California’s Housing Market: Navigating the Post-Bottom Landscape” Oct. 12 at San Francisco’s Palace Hotel.
“When it comes to today’s housing market, it’s a confusing time for professionals and consumers alike,” said Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries. “The sheer size of California’s real estate market, along with the fact that cities in the state were among the first to enter the housing recession, combine to make California a kind of bellwether for what to expect as other major housing markets begin to stabilize and recover. We’re thrilled to host an esteemed group of national and California-based experts to discuss the state of the market and issues of particular relevance to California.”
“With rising rents and historically low mortgage rates, owning a home appears to be very appealing,” said Richard Green, Lusk Chair in Real Estate at USC. “But underwater borrowers are reluctant – or unable – to sell, tying up supply in a high-demand environment. We look forward to discussing the implications of these factors on the housing market.”
This will be the second housing forum hosted by Zillow this year. The first, “America’s Housing Crisis: Private-Sector Responses and Public Policy Innovation,” was held in New York in April.
Forum on California’s Housing Market: Navigating the Post-Bottom Landscape October 12, 8 a.m.-noon Palace Hotel 2 New Montgomery St. San Francisco
Keynote Speech by Carol Galante Acting Federal Housing Administration Commissioner and Assistant Secretary for Housing
Top Housing Experts in Public and Private Sectors Will Debate and Discuss in Two Panels: Is It a Good Time to Buy in California?: The Housing Market’s New Normal Moderated by Richard Green, Director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate and — Prop 13 in a Healing Housing Market Moderated by Colleen Edwards, Owner, EMC Creative Other speakers include: — Spencer Rascoff, CEO, Zillow — John Burns, CEO, John Burns Real Estate Consulting — Bert Selva, President, Shea Homes — Eric Gutshall, President and COO, Haven Realty Capital — Dowell Myers, Professor, Director, Population Dynamics Research Group, USC Sol Price School of Public Policy With a special overview of the nation’s housing market by Zillow Chief Economist Stan Humphries.
About Zillow, Inc.
Zillow (NASDAQ: Z) is the leading real estate information marketplace, providing vital information about homes, real estate listings and mortgages through its website and mobile applications, enabling homeowners, buyers, sellers and renters to connect with real estate and mortgage professionals best suited to meet their needs. In addition, Zillow operates an industry-leading economics and analytics bureau led by Zillow’s Chief Economist Dr. Stan Humphries. Dr. Humphries and his team of economists and data analysts produce extensive housing data and research covering more than 150 markets at Zillow Real Estate Research. Zillow, Inc. operates Zillow.com®, Zillow Mortgage Marketplace, Zillow Mobile, Postlets®, Diverse Solutions(TM) and RentJuice®. The company is headquartered in Seattle.
Zillow.com, Zillow, Zestimate, Postlets and RentJuice are registered trademarks of Zillow, Inc. Diverse Solutions is a trademark of Zillow, Inc.
Watch it on the livestream, why not? Or see about heading over to this free event yourself.
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“Food Deserts: Legal, Social, and Public Health Challenges
Start: 10/24/2011 from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM Location: 200 McAllister, Alumni Reception Center
The UCSF / UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy is sponsoring a conference entitled “Food Deserts: Legal, Social, and Public Health Challenges” on Food Day, October 24, 2011. The conference will bring together scholars from the health sciences and the law, as well as policymakers, activists, and food industry members, to discuss two important aspects of “food deserts,” places where access to a nutritionally-adequate diet is severely restricted.
One panel, Nourishing Our Neighborhoods: Insights from Law, Planning, and Industry, will cover the broad issue of geographical food deserts, usually urban areas inhabited by mostly-poor people whose transportation and finances are limited, where food sellers are predominantly small stores that cannot stock a wide variety of fresh food items, and where full-service grocery stores hesitate to locate. Are there policies (such as those in zoning rules) that could be changed to enable oases in these food deserts? What impact does, for example, the addition of a full-service grocery store have on the health of the neighboring area?
Another panel, Food and Nutrition in Correctional Institutions, will consider issues relevant to prisons and jails. While food offerings must meet certain basic caloric and nutritional requirements, the institutional nature of food preparation and food service might make that food less than appealing, and the healthier elements of meals might well be those not regularly or fully consumed. The supplemental food offerings – those for sale in these institutions – are not likely to be nutritious. Some research suggests that improved nutrition in prisons leads to improved penal outcomes. If that is so, what policy changes should be implemented? Would such changes be cost-beneficial, considering penal outcomes and the government’s responsibility for health care of prisoners?
At 5 pm, Dr. David Kessler, former Commissioner of the United States Food and Drug Administration and Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UCSF, will give the keynote address on The End of Overeating. This conference will be free and open to the public.”
“Oracle Cancels Salesforce.com Keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2011 – Join Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff at the Ame Restaurant in San Francisco to experience the power of the cloud
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 4, 2011 — Salesforce.com (NYSE: CRM), the enterprise cloud computing (http://www.salesforce.com/cloudcomputing/) company, today announced that Oracle cancelled salesforce.com‘s keynote at Oracle OpenWorld 2011. Chairman and CEO Marc Benioff will now speak on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. PT at Ame Restaurant in the St. Regis Hotel, San Francisco, CA. Immediately following Benioff’s talk, at approximately 12:00 p.m. PT, he will host a press Q&A. Both events will be streamed live on salesforce.com‘s website at www.salesforce.com/live.
“Oracle just cancelled my keynote tomorrow. But the show must go on! Everyone is welcome to join me at Ame Restaurant tomorrow to hear about the social enterprise. Sorry Larry, the cloud can’t be stopped,” said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com.
With more than 100,000 customers, salesforce.com is the enterprise cloud computing company that is leading the shift to the social enterprise. Social enterprises leverage social, mobile and open cloud technologies to put customers at the heart of their business. Based on salesforce.com‘s real-time, multitenant architecture, the company’s platform and application services include:
— Salesforce Chatter, a secure, private social network for your business
— Salesforce Sales Cloud, for sales force automation and contact
— Salesforce Service Cloud, for customer service and support solutions
— Salesforce Radian6, for social media monitoring and engagement
— Salesforce Data.com, for the most complete source of accurate business
— AppExchange, the leading marketplace for enterprise cloud computing
— Force.com, for custom application development
— Heroku, for building social and mobile customer apps
— Database.com, the world’s first enterprise cloud database
Any unreleased services or features referenced in this or other press releases or public statements are not currently available and may not be delivered on time or at all. Customers who purchase salesforce.com applications should make their purchase decisions based upon features that are currently available. Salesforce.com has headquarters in San Francisco, with offices in Europe and Asia, and trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “CRM.” For more information please visit http://salesforce.com, or call 1-800-NO-SOFTWARE.”
And here are your confirmed speakers / luminaries:
Rona Ambrose – Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, Canada Dorothy Attwood – Senior Vice President of Global Public Policy, Walt Disney Company Michelle Bachelet – UN Under Secretary General and Executive Director, UN Women Cherie Blair – Founder, Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, UK Rebecca M. Blank – Acting Secretary of Commerce and Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs, U.S. Department of Commerce Beatriz Boza – Founder and Executive Director, Ciudadanos al Dia, Peru Beth Brooke – Global Vice Chair of Public Policy, Sustainability and Stakeholder Engagement, Ernst & Young Tina Brown – Editor-in-Chief, The Daily Beast and Newsweek Elim Chew – Founder & President, 77th Street Pte Ltd, Singapore Eileen Claussen – President, PEW Center on Global Climate Change Hillary Rodham Clinton – Secretary of State, U.S. Department of State Weili Dai – Co-Founder, Marvell Amanda Ellis – Deputy Secretary, International Development Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand Anne Finucane – Global Strategy and Marketing Officer, Bank of America Sue Fleishman – Executive Vice President of Corporate Communications, Warner Bros. Maria Luisa “Lulu” Flores – Partner, Hendler Law, PC, and President, National Women’s Political Caucus Lorraine Hariton – Special Representative for Commercial and Business Affairs, U.S. Department of State Kathy Hill – Senior Vice President of Ethernet and Wireless Systems Technology Group, Cisco Systems, Inc. Robert D. Hormats – Under Secretary for Economic, Energy and Agriculture Affairs, U.S. Department of State Chris Jansing – Anchor and Host of ‘Jansing & Co.,’ MSNBC Valerie Jarrett – Senior Advisor to the President of the United States and Chair of the White House Council on Women and Girls Pacita Juan – Chief Executive Officer, Figaro, and President, Women’s Business Council, Philippines Shinta Kamdani – Managing Director, Sintesa Group, Indonesia Jeni Klugman – Director, Gender and Development, The World Bank Karen Kornbluh – U.S. Ambassador of Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Anne Ladky – Executive Director and Founding Member, Women Employed Christine Lagarde – Managing Director, International Monetary Fund Yang Lan – Co-Founder, Sun Media Group and Television Host for “Yang Lan One On One,” China Ilene Lang – President & Chief Executive Officer, Catalyst Carol Massar – Anchor, Bloomberg TV Marissa Mayer – Vice President of Location and Local Services, Google Sheri McCoy – Vice Chairman and Executive Committee Member, Johnson & Johnson Melody Meyer – President, Chevron Asia Pacific Exploration and Production Company Karen Mills – Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration Dong Mingzhu – Vice Chairman of the Board and President, Gree Electric Appliances Inc., China Marty Natalegawa – Minister of Foreign Affairs, Indonesia Barbara Orser – Founding Chair of the Canadian Taskforce for Women’s Business Growth, Canada Mari Pangestu – Minister of Trade, Indonesia Hekia Parata – Minister of Women’s Affairs and Acting Energy Minister, New Zealand Sharon Thomas Parrot – Senior Vice President External Relations and Chief Regulatory Compliance Officer, DeVry Inc. Kathleen Rogers – President, Earth Day Network Sheryl Sandberg – Chief Operating Officer, Facebook Carolina Schmidt – Minister of Women’s Affairs, Chile Senator Shahrizat Abdul Jalil – Minister of Women, Family and Community Development, Malaysia William M. Sheedy – Group President, Americas, Visa Inc. Megan Smith – Vice President of New Business Development, Google Gene Sperling – Director, National Economic Council, White House Haslina Taib – Chief Executive Officer, BAG Network, Public Private Partnership between Accenture and Brunei Government IT consulting, ABAC Advisor, Brunei Tina Tchen – Executive Director, White House Council on Women and Girls, and Chief of Staff to the First Lady of the United States Su-Mei Thompson – Executive Director, The Women’s Foundation, Hong Kong Claire Tomlin – Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California Berkeley Melanne Verveer – Ambassador-at-Large of Global Women’s Issues, U.S. Department of State Cher Wang – Chairman, HTC, Chinese Taipei Telle Whitney – President and Chief Executive Officer, Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology Sheryl WuDunn – Co-Author, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide Meng Xiaosi, Vice President, All-China Women’s Federation Perry Yeatman – Senior Vice President, Corporate and Legal, Kraft Foods Inc and President, Kraft Foundation
No no, I can see how Bill Clinton benefits and I can see how the people running BAAQMD benefit and I can see how troubled PG&E or Chevron (or whomever the sponsors turn out to be) would benefit, but is this really such a no-brainer good idea?
“The Honorable Judge Vaughn Walker to Keynote UC Hastings College of the Law Commencement – 448 Students Eligible to Attend; Honorary Degrees for Interned Japanese-American UC Hastings Students
SAN FRANCISCO, May 5, 2011 — The University of California Hastings College of the Law Class of 2011 Commencement ceremony will take place Sunday, May 15, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. in the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, 99 Grove Street, San Francisco, California 94102.
The Honorable Judge Vaughn R. Walker, Retired
Vaughn R. Walker became a judge in February 1990, having been nominated by President George H. W. Bush and earlier by President Ronald Reagan and confirmed by the United States Senate. He was a judge for the United States District Court, Northern District of California, for the past 21 years and chief judge for the past six years until his retirement in 2011.
Walker presided over 8,000 cases, more than 250 jury and bench trials and numerous settlement conferences. He is known for his handling of complex, high-profile cases in the fields of antitrust, copyright and patent law and in cases involving disputes over securities fraud, terrorist surveillance and same-sex marriage. These cases include his August 2010 ruling holding California’s Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional; a 2007 multi-district series of cases challenging telecommunications carriers’ alleged cooperation with the Terrorist Surveillance Program of the Bush Administration; copyright infringement cases between Apple Computer and Microsoft Corporation; and Oracle’s merger/hostile takeover of PeopleSoft, approved despite Justice Department opposition.
Honorary Degrees for Interned Japanese-American UC Hastings Students
Included in the commencement ceremony, UC Hastings will confer honorary degrees on Japanese-American students whose studies were interrupted in 1942 due to Executive Order 9066.
When President Franklin D. Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066 in February 1942, over 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry were forcibly removed from their homes and communities, sent to remote internment camps across the United States, and denied all constitutional rights. Approximately 700 students enrolled at UC Hastings and other University of California campuses were among the Japanese Americans sent to internment camps.
Those who did not return to complete their education will receive the honorary degree of Inter Silvas Academi Restituere Iustitiam (to restore justice to the groves of the academy):
— Toshi Ando
— Abe Megumi Fuji
— Pearl Virginia Mayeda
— Roy Gancho Mita
— Kenichi Nishimoto
— James Hiroshi Ogisaka
— Clark Kuichi Saito (Expected to Attend)
UC Hastings also honors these students who completed their studies:
— Victor Senjiro Abe (Class of ’42)
— Harry Goza (Class of ’47)
— Mamoru Sakuma (Class of ’49)
The Honorable Dennis Hayashi (Class of ’78), Superior Court Judge, County of Alameda, will give brief remarks and accept honorary degrees on behalf of students unable to attend. While serving as Staff Attorney at the Asian Law Caucus, Hayashi was a co-counsel in the renowned civil rights case Fred Korematsu v. United States. Korematsu was convicted in 1942 for failing to obey World War II Japanese American internment orders. Hayashi and the legal team successfully argued to overturn Korematsu’s conviction.
Important Commencement Notes, including tickets, graduation requirements, a “Grad Day To Do” handout, and a link to the Employment Survey is available through the UCHastings website (www.uchastings.edu) in the Student Services section.
About UC Hastings College of the Law: UC Hastings is one of the top-rated and largest law schools in the United States. Its 18,000 living graduates span the globe and are among the most respected lawyers, judges and business leaders today.
You lawyers might also be able to get some Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit, so why not? Here’s the agenda and there are more deets below.
See you there!
Hastings Business Law Journal Symposium – “Beyond the Bailout”
Start: 4/16/2009 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM Location: 200 McAllister, Alumni Reception Center
You have heard about the credit crisis and the national bailout in the news, now come and listen to esteemed professionals and renowned professors speak on the subject at the HastingsBusiness Law Journal‘s symposium, “Beyond the Bailout: Risk, Responsibility and the Road Ahead”.
Topics that will be addressed include:
The scope and effects of the crisis on the financial real estate markets both in the U.S. and abroad
Regulating risk and how regulators failed to make credit-rating agencies, banks, and securities firms rein in their risk before the crisis
How to bring values to Wall Street to reduce corruption and fraud
Innovation and the resurgence of the Bay Area and beyond
We have the privilege of hosting Mr. Lynn Turner, the former chief accountant for the Securities and Exchange Commission, as the keynote speaker. Turner recently testified at the congressional hearing on the collapse of AIG.
Come with your questions and expect a fresh, intellectual, and multi-faceted discussion of the economic crisis.
Lunch and snacks will be served. Please click here to view the entire program, including a detailed list of speakers and more.
NOTE: MCLE credit available!
Keynote Speaker Lynn E. Turner, former Chief Accountant for the SEC
Professor Jo. Carrillo – UC Hastings Law
Professor Joel Paul – UC Hastings Law
Professor Heather Field – UC Hastings Law
Ms. Rhyen Cooms – Photographic Journalist
John Hunt – UC Berkeley, Research Director and Law Fellow
Professor Reza Dibadj – USF Law School, author of “Rescuing Regulation”
Professor Talbot – USF Law School, Director of Center of Investor Justice
Carolyn Said – Staff Writer for the San Francisco Chronicle
Professor Denise Kleinrichert – San Francisco State University: Graduate School of Business,
Professor Bruce McNamara – UC Hastings Law, Partner and head of the Corporate Governance and Transactions practice at Perkins Coie
Professor Ward Hanson – Policy Forum Director of Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research
Mr. Rob LaFave – Chief Executive Officer of Foodzie
Ilya Spivak – Currency Analyst at Forex Capital Markets