Message from the President
Dear Friends of the Speaker Series,
First, to those of you who have been subscribers to the Speaker Series over the years – THANK YOU! We are proud of the reputation we have built as the largest community speaker series in the country, and excited about our upcoming 2020-2021 Series.
Despite the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects here at home, MPSF has – with significant planning – developed an exciting series that will continue to deliver the thought-provoking entertaining events that our subscribers have come to expect. Using the Zoom online platform will allow us to do so in a high quality, high value way
The 2019-2020 season has been designed in alignment with broad topics making headlines in most of our lives: the lead-up to a critical election in 2020, how climate change and the importance of science are impacting our very lives, the state of the world and moving things forward positively, making the most of food, glorious food, and the power of humor in “all of the above”.
We are privileged to open the new series with our December speaker, Jane Goodall, known to all for her groundbreaking research and role in global conservation efforts. Wynton Marsalis will take us into his world as an award-winning jazz musician and composer, and sociopolitical comedian W. Kamau Bell will address some of the most pressing social issues of the day with wit and humor. Kara Swisher, Silicon Valley’s “most feared and well-liked journalist” has her finger on the pulse of all things related to the business of technology, and Rick Steves, everybody’s favorite guidebook author shares stories of travel with a purpose. We look forward to insights from Former UK Prime Minister Theresa May on the state of world politics in this time of global change. And author and sustainable food advocate, Michael Pollan, tells how the relationships between humans and the foods we eat impact the health of our bodies and our planet.
While we will miss sharing a physical stage with this season’s speakers, we look forward to a different kind of up-close-and-personal experience with them – and with you – from the comfort of our homes or offices. Please join MPSF Speaker Series as a subscriber for the 2020-2021 season
We wish you good health and hope to see you on December 12th!
President and Host, MPSF Speaker Series