Wine and Wisdom with Congresswoman Jackie Speier and NPR’s Moira Gunn

Join us for an evening of wine, hors d’oeuvres and networking with keynote speaker Congresswoman Jackie Speier, and an introduction by Moira Gunn of NPR’s BioTech Nation, on October 25, 2012 from 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. PDT at Mission Bay Conference Center. Click here to register.  Register before September 21 to take advantage of the early registration rate!

October 25, 2012
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Mission Bay Conference Center
1675 Owens Street, Suite 251
San Francisco, CA 94143


  • Registration Before September 21:  Members: $35;  Non-Members: $50
  • Registration After September 21:  Members: $50;  Non-Members: $65
  • Students: $15 off with full-time student ID. Email  to obtain the discount code.

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About Congresswoman Jackie Speier:

In 2012, Newsweek named Congresswoman Speier as one of the 150 “fearless women” in the world.  During her more than 30 years of representative service she has passionately advocated for women through her work on pay equity, health care access, including reproductive equity and human trafficking. Most recently, Congresswoman Speier introduced the STOP Act, a bill that would significantly improve the military justice system that inadequately serves the more than 19,000 service members that are sexually assaulted each year. As a working mother of two, Jackie uniquely understands the challenges that women that work face in fields predominately dominated by men. To that end, in 1989 she founded what has become one of the largest networking organizations for women, Professional Businesswoman of California. In addition to her work on women’s issues, Congresswoman Speier continuously advocates for FDA reforms and NIH funding increases that support the life science companies and academic institutions that call her district home. She also serves as co-chair of the Biomedical Research Caucus in the House of Representatives. Jackie has lived her entire life inside California’s 12th Congressional District which she has represented in Congress since being elected in April, 2008. Previously she served the residents of the San Francisco Peninsula in both the California State Assembly and State Senate after beginning her career on the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors.

About Dr. Moira Gunn:

Dr. Moira Gunn is host of NPR’s Tech Nation and BioTech Nation, which is produced at the studios of KQED in San Francisco,and is heard on over 200 domestic public stations and through podcasts and other Internet distribution venues. She also is the author of “Welcome to BioTech Nation … My Unexpected Odyssey into the Land of Small Molecules, Lean Genes, and Big Ideas” which chronicles the building of the BioTech Nation segment and the leading issues facing us all in life sciences. In 2011, Dr. Gunn received the National Science Board’s Public Service Award to the Individual for her contribution to the public understanding of science and engineering.
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