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Harvard Club Annual Dinner - SOLD OUT!

University Club
800 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108


The Harvard Club of San Francisco cordially invites you to join us for our Annual Dinner and Award Ceremony on Friday, May 24th with celebrated inventor and author Ray Kurzweil. During the Award Ceremony, we will present Mr. Kurzweil with our highest honor, the Harvard Club of San Francisco's Distinguished Citizen Award, in recognition of Mr. Kurzweil's perduring contributions to our national culture of innovation.

Ray Kurzweil is one of the world's leading inventors and thinkers. Called "the restless genius" by The Wall Street Journal and "the ultimate thinking machine" by Forbes, Mr. Kurzweil was selected by Inc. Magazine as one of the top inventors in the U.S., calling him the "rightful heir to Thomas Edison." PBS included Mr. Kurzweil as one of 16 "revolutionaries who made America."

Mr. Kurzweil was the principal inventor of the first CCD flatbed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition.

He is the recipient of the $500,000 MIT-Lemelson Prize, the world's largest for innovation. In 1999, he received the National Medal of Technology, the nation's highest honor in technology, from President Clinton. He holds nineteen honorary doctorates and honors from three U.S. presidents.

Mr. Kurzweil has also authored five national bestsellers, including The Age of Spiritual Machines and The Singularity Is Near. His latest NYT bestseller is How to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revealed.

This festive evening will feature drinks, hors d'oeuvres, dinner and remarks of Mr. Kurzweil. Please join us in welcoming Mr. Kurzweil to The Harvard Club of San Francisco!

Friday, May 24, 2013
University Club
800 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

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Event timeline:

6:00pm-6:30pm Private Reception for Past Presidents, Lifetime and Benefactor members (Library)

6:00pm-7:30pm Buffet Reception and No Host bar (4th floor Lounge)

7:30pm-7:45pm Convocation & Annual Dinner Business (3rd floor Main Dining room)

7:45pm-8:30pm Presentation by Ray Kurzweil

8:30pm-8:45pm Q&A

8:45pm-9:30pm Dessert Reception (Black Cat Bar)

$75 HCSF members (Members may bring one additional guest at the member price), $90 non-members

No refunds after Monday, May 13th.


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