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

Jan 15

You Diversify Your Portfolio, You Should Diversify Your Company, Too!!

Diversity and inclusion in the workforce are talked about a lot these days. What does it mean and how does it differ from the well-known EEOC requirements that we aim to meet during our hiring process? What does a diverse and inclusive workforce look like? How does the workforce interact? Is it really that different?

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Feb 12

Market Risks and Opportunities . . . Ideas for Investor Actions

Today’s economic environment is more complex than ever, a complicated intersection of economics, politics, and events at the local, national, and global levels. It is a lot to keep current on and to process, what can private investors do to ensure that their investment portfolios will be able to meet the intended objectives? Erik Davidson,

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Mar 19

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

Real estate in Silicon Valley is a topic discussed everywhere, both in and outside of the Valley. People do not believe that this bubble can persist, however there doesn’t seem to be scenario where it bursts. For those who own real estate in the Valley, the question seems to be “When is the right time

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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.