Lifelong Learning and Brain Health Event in San Francisco on May 16

If you are in the Bay Area, we hope to see you at this event! Feel free to for­ward the invi­ta­tion below to any­one you know who may be interested.

The grow­ing move­ment for improv­ing brain health has brought many inter­est­ed pro­fes­sion­als and inter­est­ed com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to the table. Shar­ing our infor­ma­tion, activ­i­ties, and planned events to pro­mote brain health increas­es the pow­er of our reach.

Please join us on May 16, 2007 from noon to 1:30pm for a com­pli­men­ta­ry gath­er­ing co-spon­sored by:

Dr. Elkhonon Gold­berg, well-known neu­ro­sci­en­tist and author of The Wis­dom Para­dox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger as Your Brain Grows Old­er and Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, CEO and Co-Founder of Sharp­Brains and instruc­tor of the Exer­cis­ing Our Brains class, will pro­vide an overview of the sci­ence and trends behind the emerg­ing brain fit­ness field.

Please bring infor­ma­tion on your work and events to share with oth­ers inter­est­ed in brain health.

Where: SFSU OLLI (835 Mar­ket Street, 6th Floor, San Fran­cis­co, Room 675)
When: Wednes­day, May 16, 12–1:30 pm
What: A chance for net­work­ing with an infor­ma­tive pre­sen­ta­tion and discussion.
Audi­ence: Com­mu­ni­ty prac­ti­tion­ers, health and psy­chol­o­gy pro­fes­sion­als, edu­ca­tors, and any­one inter­est­ed in life­long learn­ing and brain fitness
Cost: This event is free. Please bring your own lunch.
RSVP: By May 13 by email­ing This is impor­tant to make sure we can accom­mo­date all participants.

Dr. Elkhonon Gold­berg is a clin­i­cal pro­fes­sor of neu­rol­o­gy at New York Uni­ver­si­ty School of Med­i­cine and author of over 50 peer-reviewed papers. His areas of exper­tise include the frontal lobes and exec­u­tive func­tions, mem­o­ry, atten­tion deficit dis­or­der, demen­tia, and trau­mat­ic brain injury. Dr. Gold­berg was a stu­dent and close asso­ciate of the great neu­ropsy­chol­o­gist Alexan­der Luria. His book The Exec­u­tive Brain: Frontal Lobes and the Civ­i­lized Mind (Oxford Uni­ver­si­ty Press, 2001) has received crit­i­cal acclaim and has been pub­lished in 12 lan­guages. His recent book The Wis­dom Para­dox: How Your Mind Can Grow Stronger As Your Brain Grows Old­er (Gotham Books, Pen­guin, 2005) offers an inno­v­a­tive under­stand­ing of cog­ni­tive aging and what can be done to fore­stall cog­ni­tive decline. It has been, or is in the process of being, pub­lished in 13 lan­guages. He is a Co-Founder and Chief Sci­en­tif­ic Offi­cer of SharpBrains.

Alvaro Fer­nan­dez, Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer and Co-Founder of Sharp­Brains, holds an MBA and MA in Edu­ca­tion from Stan­ford Uni­ver­si­ty. Alvaro start­ed his career in McK­in­sey & Com­pa­ny in Europe and has par­tic­i­pat­ed in the launch of e‑commerce com­pa­ny Ber­tels­mann Online, the turn­around of e‑learning soft­ware com­pa­ny Docent, Inc, and the launch of a new busi­ness unit of Edu­soft, a Houghton Mif­flin com­pa­ny. He enjoys advis­ing the man­age­ment teams at social enter­pris­es Ashoka and Arcan­d­i­na, and teach­ing the class Exer­cis­ing Our Brains at the SFSU and UC-Berke­ley Osh­er Life­long Learn­ing Centers.


  1. Laura Thal on May 23, 2007 at 2:01

    Good After­noon,

    I will be in the San Fran­cis­co area this sum­mer (begin­ning June 9th). I have attend­ed Eric Jensen’s Learn­ing Brain Expo and am very inter­st­ed in what you are pre­sent­ing on this web­site. Will you be offer­ing any sub­se­quent work­shops this summer?

  2. Caroline on May 24, 2007 at 11:47

    Hel­lo Laura,

    We don’t have any oth­er sum­mer work­shops sched­uled at the moment, but the best thing to do is to sign up for our month­ly email newslet­ter (look for the box at the top right of this page). We will announce any new work­shops in that email.

    Thanks for your interest!

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