Events

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Reservations and cancellations to Harvard Club of Silicon Valley events are most easily made online by all registered users of this website and HCSV mobile apps. Reservations and cancellations can also be placed by email at admin@harvardclubsv.org.

Please see event listings for restrictions, details, and rates, and familiarize yourself with the HCSV Reservation/Cancellation Policy.


An Evening with Susan Wojcicki (COL '90), CEO of YouTube

Date: Wednesday, May 24th
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Place: Crowne Plaza Cabana
4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
Cost: $20 for Member, $30 for Non-Member

Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube, in conversation with Kimberly Bryant, Founder and Executive Director, Black Girls Code.

As CEO of YouTube, Susan Wojcicki oversees one of the world’s most popular digital video platforms—used by over a billion people worldwide. She spent the majority of her career at Google, where she headed the company’s marketing and advertising department and strengthened their commerce and monetization developments. What continues to drive her success as a leader and as an innovator? Wojcicki reflects on her experiences and addresses some of the challenges facing the tech industry in terms of culture, diversity, gender discrimination and transparency.

Pricing
General: $20 Members; $30 Non-Members;
Premium: $45 Members & $55 Non-Members (Includes a copy of book and priority seating)

Enter the code CRIMSON (case sensitive) to receive $10 off general and premium tickets.

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RSVP REQUIRED: 
To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by May 23rd. Please include the first and last name, and Harvard class (if applicable), of each attendee. If any attendee is less than 14 years, please let us know that, too. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

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Memorial Weekend BBQ and Concert with the Radcliffe Pitches

Date: Saturday, May 27th
Time: 1:00pm - 3:30pm
Place: Private Residence
Portola Valley
Cost: Free for Member

You are cordially invited to join the Radcliffe Pitches as they kick off their 2017 World Tour at a private event in Silicon Valley on May 27, 2017.

A casual outdoor concert for alumni and friends will be hosted by Elise Feldman Targ (’88) and her husband, Nicholas Targ, at their home in Portola Valley.

The Radcliffe Pitches are a premier all-female a cappella singing ensemble founded in 1975 at the Hasty Pudding Club. The group is made up of 12 Harvard undergraduates who perform at Harvard and internationally on the group's various tours. The concert will include a variety of music from the old chestnuts to unique versions of the songs of today. With collegiate humor sprinkled throughout, it will be a delightful afternoon. Light barbecue lunch will be served.

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Registered attendees will receive address and additional details prior to the event.

RSVP REQUIRED: 
To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by May 19th. Please include the first and last name, and Harvard class (if applicable), of each attendee. If any attendee is less than 14 years, please let us know that, too. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

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Digital Harvard in San Francisco

Date: Tuesday, June 6th
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Place: Bloomberg Beta
3 Pier 7, San Francisco
Cost: Free for Member

Harvard Alumni Association

Join current Harvard student interns and fellow alumni in the tech industry for an evening of informal networking. This event, hosted at Bloomberg Beta by Harvard SummerCamp and alumni Roy Bahat AB '98 and James Cham AB '95, celebrate Harvard's vibrant San Francisco tech and VC communities through snacks and conversation.

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RSVP REQUIRED: 
To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by June 6th. Please include the first and last name, and Harvard class (if applicable), of each attendee. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

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Summer Mission Peak Hike

Date: Saturday, June 10th
Time: 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Place: Stanford Avenue Mission Peak Parking Lot
1880 Stanford Ave, Fremont, CA 94539, USA
Cost: Free for Member

Join HCSV and friends from Northwestern University a hike of the infamous Hidden Valley Trail to Mission Peak summit.

We'll hike a partially paved trail over 2,100 feet in elevation change.  The scenery is breathtaking.  The view is stupendous. There is an abundance of wildlife - including eagles, hawks, cows, elk, deer, bobcats and the occasional human hang-glider.

Rest assured, there will be a group photo at the “Mission Peeker” summit with the Northwestern University banner.  It’s one of the most geotagged landmarks in the Bay Area.

Date:  Saturday June 10th, 2017 at 1:00PM.  Please arrive 20 minutes early.

Location:  Stanford Avenue Mission Peak Parking Lot - 1880 Stanford Avenue, Fremont, CA 94539 (overflow parking can be found on side streets).

Carpool: Parking can be limited and we do recommend carpooling. We have set up a carpooling page here: https://www.groupcarpool.com/t/5e0xrc 

Trail Length: About 5.6 miles on a partially paved trail with approximately 2,100 feet of vertical elevation change.

Post Hike Meal: We will announce the restaurant location (in nearby Union City / Fremont) via email the night before the hike.

Special Notes:  Wear Read/Crimson so we can easily keep the group together.  Bring two bottles of water and plenty of sunscreen - the trail is completely exposed at points.  Dress in several layers, the summit is often very cold even during the summer months.

Co-Organized by Northwestern University Alumni

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Saturn at Opposition: Private Lecture and Viewing of the Ringed Planet

Date: Saturday, June 17th
Time: 9:00pm - 10:30pm
Place: Foothill Observatory
12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills
Cost: $10 for Member, $15 for Non-Member, $5 for Recent Graduate ($5 for children under 14 years.)

The ringed planet is now at its closest approach to Earth and its face will be fully illuminated by the Sun. Join Harvard alumni, families, and guests at the Foothill Observatory for an exclusive, educational talk about Saturn. Ample viewing time with the 16-inch computer-controlled Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector and a new hydrogen-alpha solar telescope will also be included.

Our Earth in its smaller, faster orbit around the Sun is gaining on Saturn as we speak. We fly through space at some 107,000 kilometers per hour (67,000 miles per hour), in contrast to Saturn’s 35,000 kilometers per hour (22,000 miles per hour). So naturally there will come a time when Earth passes between Saturn and the Sun. At such a time, we always see Saturn opposite the Sun in our sky, rising in the east when the Sun is setting in the west. Our passage between Saturn and the Sun is called an opposition of Saturn.

Why is the time around opposition the best time of year to see Saturn? Every year, around the time we go between the Sun and Saturn, the ringed planet is at its closest to Earth and brightest in our sky. Saturn is the faintest of the bright planets. It’s still pretty bright, but, normally, you wouldn’t pick it out from among the stars. But around June of 2017 you can, because Saturn will appear as bright as the brightest stars.

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RSVP REQUIRED:

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by June 12th. Please include the first and last name, and Harvard class (if applicable), of each attendee. If any attendee is less than 14 years, please let us know that, too. RSVPs and payments received after June 12th are welcome, but must pay a $10 administration fee. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

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To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a Harvard alum or Harvard Club of Silicon Valley member, you must first Register as a User on our site. Registration is free, easy, and happens only one time. Once registered, you can then RSVP for events.


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Karaoke Night with Yale Silicon Valley

Date: Tuesday, June 27th
Time: 8:30pm - 11:00pm
Place: The Patio
412 Emerson Street, Palo Alto
Cost: Free for Everyone

Celebrate summer with our friends from Yale at our June karaoke night. This event is always a fun evening, even if you don't sing---but we encourage it! We convene in a corner of the Patio to hang out, grab food and relax.

Too scared to sing? Then just come along and watch your fellow alums showcase their musical talents (or lack thereof). It’s guaranteed to be a rockin’ good time!

We'll meet beginning at 8:30 pm (dinner menu is only served until 9:00 pm - after that there's appetizers). Food and drink on your own. Karaoke starts between 9:30 and 10:00pm.

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RSVP REQUIRED:

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by June 26th. Please include the first and last name, and Harvard class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs and payments received after June 26th are welcome, but must pay a $10 administration fee. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a Harvard alum or Harvard Club of Silicon Valley member, you must first Register as a User on our site. Registration is free, easy, and happens only one time. Once registered, you can then RSVP for events.


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Private House & Gardens Tour of Historic Filoli Estate

Date: Sunday, July 9th
Time: 10:15am - 1:15pm
Place: Filoli
86 Cañada Road, Woodside
Cost: $39 for Member, $49 for Non-Member, $34 for Students (Includes admission, and docent led tour of house and garden. Lunch on your own.)

Join Harvard alumni, families and guests as we dine al fresco following a private house and garden tour of Filoli — a jewel of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and one of the finest remaining country estates of the early 20th century.

Currently celebrating its centennial, Filoli is a country house, set in 16 acres of formal gardens, surrounded by a 654-acre estate. Also known as the "Carrington Mansion", the main house was used in the filming of the TV show, Dynasty.

Filoli was built for Mr. and Mrs. William Bowers Bourn, prominent San Franciscans whose chief source of wealth was the Empire Mine, a hard-rock gold mine in Grass Valley, California. Mr. Bourn was also owner and president of the Spring Valley Water Company whose property comprised Crystal Springs Lake and the surrounding lands. He selected the southern end of Crystal Springs Lake as the site for his estate.

Mr. Bourn arrived at the unusual name Filoli by combining the first two letters from the key words of his credo: “Fight for a just cause; Love your fellow man; Live a good life.”

Filoli was designed to include many of the elements you would expect on an English country estate. In addition to a formal garden, plenty of space was allocated for a large working kitchen garden with espaliered fruits, berry cages, vegetable garden, cutting garden and greenhouses. There was a farm group constructed with a superintendent's house, stable for draft horses, cook house and dormitory for the men. The 10-acre gentlemen's orchard, with its rare collection of fruit and cellar, was a significant feature placed in a prominent location right along the entry drive. A stone corporation yard was built to house farm vehicles and there were fowl houses for raising Mr. Bourn's favorite breed of Chanticleer chickens. There were two cow barns on the site and pasture for Mr. Bourn's flocks of sheep, which not only added landscape value, but kept the vegetation down, reduced fire hazard and helped keep the landscape views open.

Filoli had the distinction of being one of the last country places built on the Peninsula and the one that survived the longest in its original design.

Schedule
10:30am     Tour of Gardens
10:30am     Tour of House
11:30am     Lunch at Quail's Nest Café at Filoli

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RSVP REQUIRED:

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by July 2nd. Please include the first and last name, and Harvard class (if applicable), of each attendee. If any attendee is less than 14 years, please let us know that, too. RSVPs and payments received after July 2nd are welcome, but must pay a $10 administration fee. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

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3rd Annual Silicon Valley Networking Mixer at the Silicon Valley Capital Club

Date: Wednesday, August 9th
Time: 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Place: The Capital Club of Silicon Valley
50 West San Fernando Street, San Jose
Cost: Free for Member

Join colleagues and friends on the 17th Floor of the Knight Ridder Building in San Jose for a reception at the Capital Club. 

The Capital Club of Silicon Valley and Renaissance Executive Forums Silicon Valley is hosting a networking mixer in the heart of Silicon Valley. Expand your business network with South Bay leaders while enjoying complimentary wine and hors d'oeuvres and spectacular views over looking downtown San Jose from the 17th floor.

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RSVP REQUIRED:

To aid in the planning of this event, RSVP by August 7th. Please include the first and last name, and Harvard class (if applicable), of each attendee. RSVPs and payments received after August 7th are welcome, but must pay a $10 administration fee. Please register early!  Reservation/Cancellation Policy

To first time users of this website:
To RSVP for an event, whether or not you are a Harvard alum or Harvard Club of Silicon Valley member, you must first Register as a User on our site. Registration is free, easy, and happens only one time. Once registered, you can then RSVP for events.


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