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March
2011
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02:01 PM
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Upcoming Silicon Valley Events: Paul Allen and FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski

The Commonwealth Club of Silicon Valley is hosting Paul Allen, co-founder of Microsoft on April 26.

And Julius Genachowski - Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission on April 14.

Here are the details:

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Paul Allen - Co Founder of Microsoft, Chairman of Vulcan Inc & Author of “Idea Man: A Memoir” - In Conversation with Dr. John Hennessy, President, Stanford University (Moderator)

Allen explains how he has solved problems, what he’s learned from his many endeavors - both the triumphs and the failures - and his compelling vision for the future. With honesty, humor, and insight, Allen reflects candidly on an extraordinary life of ideas made real.

Date: Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Time: 6:30 p.m. Check-In; 7:00 p.m. Program; 8:00 p.m. Book Signing

Location: Crowne Plaza Cabana, 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

Price: General: $15 members; $25 non-members;

For tickets call 1-800-847-7730 or register online at https://tickets.commonwealthclub.org/open.asp?show=2182.

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Julius Genachowski - Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission

- In Conversation with Adam Lashinsky, Sr. Editor at Large, Fortune Magazine (Moderator)

In a landmark decision on December 21, 2010, the FCC passed the first enforceable net neutrality regulations, which will have widespread consequences for providers and consumers of all online content. Genachowski warns that the nation is running out of airwave spectrum, which could lead to dropped wireless calls, agonizingly slow downloads and budget-busting prices for mobile services if broadband capacity is not increased. He will discuss these challenges and others facing the FCC.

Date: Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Time: 6:15 p.m. Check-In; 7:00 p.m. Program

Location: Computer History Museum – 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd. Mountain View

Price: General: $15 members; $25 non-members;

For tickets call 1-800-847-7730 or register online at https://tickets.commonwealthclub.org/open.asp?show=2222