Tuesday, June 19, 2012    

The First Annual Great Silicon Valley Oxford Union Debate: Motion: “This House Believes that the Problems of Tomorrow are Too Big for the Entrepreneurs of Today”


Master of Ceremonies: Scott Budman, Business & Technology Reporter & TechNow! Host, NBC
Joe DiNucci, Professional Coach; Partner, Enabling Thought Leadership (Proposition Team Captain)
Tom Hayes, Vice President, Corporate Marketing, Marvell (Opposition Team)
Steve Hoover, CEO, PARC (Proposition Team)
Santosh Jayaram, Founder & COO, Daemonic Labs (Opposition Team)
Richard Lowenthal, CTO and Co-founder, Coulomb Technologies (Proposition Team)
Michael Malone, Veteran Silicon Valley Journalist, Author and Television Host (Opposition Team Captain)
Jessica Richman, DPhil Candidate at Green Templeton College, University of Oxford (Opposition Team)
Brian Sager, Founder, Nanosolar (Proposition Team)

  Water, energy and food supply, terrorism, Internet security – like world history, one thing after another. Tomorrow’s critical economic, social, political, and environmental problems are crowding into today. How will they be solved? Join us for an evening of persuasion, rhetoric and wit, as Churchill Club and Oxford University's Saïd Business School co-present an Oxford Union debate with a Silicon Valley twist on a big topic that matters to us all—with strong opinions on both sides of the argument.

Reflecting the centuries-old heritage, we have the President-elect of the Oxford Union flying over from England to preside over the debate. Reflecting Silicon Valley, expect a high irreverence quotient. Both sides of the proposition will be rigorously argued, but the audience will decide who argued best.

Don’t miss the inaugural of what is sure to become the newest great Silicon Valley institution and the chance to be there at the birth of something big! To whet your appetite, check out the 2011 “Silicon Valley Comes to Oxford” Oxford Union debate here.

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ATTENTION CORPORATE MEMBER EMPLOYEES: Corporate passes will be accepted for this event. We ask that if you register using corporate passes, please do so 72 business hours in advance.

- Hors d'Oeuvres Reception: 5:30 PM
- Champagne and Dessert: 8:15 PM
- Event Concludes: 9:00 PM
Sponsored by Bridge Bank (Gold), Enabling Thought Leadership (Silver)
In association with Oxford University's Saïd Business School  

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