Bay Area Luncheon 2017

Raising Kids in an Era of VR, AI, and the Internet of Things
The 2017 Common Sense Bay Area Luncheon was held on Wednesday, November 1, at the St. Regis Hotel in San Francisco. It was an incredible afternoon filled with thought-provoking conversation about the impact of VR, AI, and the Internet of Things on kids and schools.
When

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Luncheon & Program

Where

The St. Regis Hotel
125 Third Street, San Francisco

Technology is a powerful force in all our lives, and it's no longer just something we manage. Instead, it manages us -- how we connect, how we learn, and how our children grow and develop. We already have Alexa in our homes and Siri in our pockets. Our kids share videos, play interactive games, and exchange money with friends instantly. Kids and adults alike can have out-of-this-world experiences through augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). And with the growing power of artificial intelligence (AI) and new internet-connected devices and "smart" technologies appearing every day in homes and classrooms, the possibilities are multiplying.

This year’s event will feature an introduction from Jeremy Bailenson, Founding Director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, as well as featured speakers Kara Swisher, Executive Editor and Co-Founder of Recode, and Dr. James Canton, CEO and Chairman of the Institute for Global Futures. Our VR bar will offer a VR experience with Baobab Productions and guests will have the opportunity to interact with educational robots from Wonder Workshop.

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Since 2003, Common Sense has been a trusted resource for the parents, educators, and advocates who help kids thrive in the digital age. Your support will fund Common Sense's important work with Bay Area parents, kids, and schools. With your help we can provide local districts with our award-winning digital citizenship and digital teaching resources, comprehensive teacher training, family engagement materials, and more. We cover topics ranging from news literacy and cyberbullying to teaching effectively with technology. Above all, we are committed to providing parents and educators with the tools they need to help kids harness technology for learning and life.

In 2017, we're taking that commitment to new heights (and virtual realities) to ensure that, no matter what the future holds, all kids can grow up to be responsible and effective digital learners.

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Co-Chairs

Abby and Egon Durban
Nina and Scott Stanford

HOST COMMITTEE*

Diana Nelson and John Atwater
Megan and Harris Barton
Lynne and Marc Benioff
Patricia and Bob Blee
Stacey Case
Jennifer and Young Chung
Suzanne and J. Taylor Crandall
Andrew Davis
Whitney and Lanse Davis
Lorri Hamilton Durbin
Scott Erickson
Suzanne and Elliott Felson
Camilla and Matt Field
Jennifer Caldwell and John H. N. Fisher
Laura and John Fisher
Margaret and Will Hearst
Lucinda Lee Katz
Jessica and Sam Lessin
Rochelle and David Ludwig
Marie and Bill McGlashan
Meredith and Jonathan Meeks
Jessica and Jason Moment
Priti and Sanjay Morey
Krutika and Rajiv Patel
Anne and Robert Pedrero
Olivia Morgan and David Plouffe
Eva and Bill Price
Catarina and Andy Schwab
Hilary and John Somorjai
Laura and Greg Spivy
Elizabeth and Andrew Spokes
Margaret and Allan Steyer
Kat Taylor and Tom Steyer
Cecily Stock
Kelli and Steffan Tomlinson
Tracy and Fred Wang
Sue and David Tunnell
Tracy and Fred Wang
Liz and Jack Weingart
Michele Williams
Jessica and Stephen Wynne
Tai Hsia and Daphne Yeoh
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