Monthly dinners feature nationally-renowned speakers addressing current topics of interest. All take place in an elegant venue, with delicious cuisine and fine wine provided by a different winery each month. Evening programs are held eight times a year on the third Tuesday of the month (September – November and January – May) at the Palo Alto Hills Golf & Country Club. Most offer CPE credits.

Upcoming Events

Mar 19

The Silicon Valley Real Estate Cycle: Another Bubble or Just Another Day?

Tuesday, March 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests

Has the Silicon Valley “boom” peaked? What’s ahead? More smooth sailing or choppy waters? Assessor Larry Stone will discuss the current status and trends of Silicon Valley’s real estate markets from office, industrial and retail, to single-family and apartments. He will also comment on key economic indicators, including venture capital investment, IPO’s, patents, and immigration.

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Apr 16

Health Care: Can I really manage the cost?

Tuesday, April 16 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests

As an employer, if you want to pay less for health care, then you should be able to pay less for health care. However, most employers feel they have no control over the cost of health care, premiums paid to insurance carriers, or choices in plan designs. What are the four competing interests that keeps

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May 14

Silicon Valley: The Obstacles & Opportunities in 2019 and Beyond

Tuesday, May 14 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Who should attend: Chapter Members Chapter Partners Qualified Guests

Carl Guardino CEO SV Leadership Group More details to come     SPECIAL WINE TASTING HOSTED BY:     Event Information 5:30 Hosted cocktail hour 6:30 Dinner and Speaker

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Interview with Past speaker and State Controller, Betty Yee

Memorable speakers from past FEI Silicon Valley Dinners have included…

  • Carol Bartz, CEO of Yahoo, Inc. and former CEO of Autodesk, Inc..
  • Eric Benhamou, Former CEO of 3Com
  • Preet Bharara, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York
  • Josh Bolten, Former White House Chief of Staff to President George W. Bush
  • Dr. Tom Campbell, Former U.S. Congressman; Former Dean of Business School, University California, Berkeley
  • John Chambers, President and Chief Executive Officer, Cisco Systems
  • Bill Chandler, Chancellor, Delaware Chancery
  • Dave DeWalt, CEO of MacAfee, Inc
  • Christopher Dodd, Senator for the state of Connecticut
  • John Doer, partner Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Google Board Member
  • Josh Green, General Partner at Mohr Davidow Ventures and Chairman, National Venture Capital Association
  • Robert Greifeld, CEO of NASDAQ
  • Carlos Gutierrez, then-U.S. Secretary of Commerce
  • Carl Guardino,President and CEO, Silicon Valley Manufacturing Group
  • Gary Hamel, prominent Business Strategist and Author of “Leading the Revolution”
  • David House, Chairman, Brocade Systems
  • Jeff Henley, then-Chief Financial Officer and current Chairman, Oracle Corporation
  • Rick Karlgaard, Publisher, Forbes magazine
  • Vinod Khosla,then-partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Greg Maffei,then-Chief Financial Officer, Microsoft
  • Phil Matier, Political Columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and CBS San Francisco
  • James Morgan,Chairman, Applied Materials, Inc
  • Bill Neukom, CEO San Francisco Giants
  • Duncan Niederauer, CEO of NYSE
  • Troy Paredes, Commisioner, Securities and Exchange Commision (SEC)
  • Dr. William Perry, Former US Secretary of Defense
  • Hasso Plattner, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of SAP AG
  • Condoleezza Rice, Former U.S. Secretary of State. then Provost, Stanford University
  • T.J. Rodgers, CEO of Cypress Semiconductors
  • David Roux, co-founder of Silver Lake private equity and Former CEO of Liberate
  • Larry Sonsini, Chairman, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Eliot Spitzer, Governor for the state of New York
  • Rick Welts, President, Golden State Warriors
  • Steve Westly, then-Controller, State of California and Former eBay executive
  • Meg Whitman, then-CEO of eBay
  • Ken Wilcox, Chairman, Silicon Valley Bank
  • Lew Wolff, owner, Oakland A’s
  • Betty Yee, Controller of the State of California
  • Janet Yellen, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
  • Jed York, CEO, San Francisco 49’ers
  • John A. Young, then-President and Chief Executive Officer, Hewlett Packard

We invite all Chapter Members to suggest topics and speakers for future Chapter Dinner Meetings.
Please email your suggestions to the Programs Committee Chair Brenda Swiney.