Events

Thursday, February 26, 2015, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Q Commons
Featuring:  Malcolm Gladwell, Soledad O’Brien, and Mark Burnett
FiveStars, 321 11th Street, San Francisco, CA

Malcolm Gladwell 1Come hear bestselling author Malcolm Gladwell; broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien; and television producer Mark Burnett by tele video, as well as local speakers.

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Wednesday, March 11, 7:00 to 9:00 pm

Vital Work:  Bridging the Missions-Marketplace Gap
A Ted-Talk like event featuring six speakers
Westgate Church, 1736 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129

 

Vital  Work2Q Place is excited to bring together church and ministry leaders and marketplace professionals for a discussion about navigating spiritual conversations in the workplace. The speakers are:

  • Skip Vaccarello, Consultant at Korora Partners and author of the blog “Finding God in Silicon Valley”
  • Mary Schaller, President, Q Place
  • Sanjay Poonen, Executive Vice President, VMware
  • Tom Sweet, Manufacturing Engineer, Keysight
  • Deb Liu, Director of the Facebook Platform Product Group
  • Hugh Halter, Author of Tangible Kingdom, Flesh, and BIVO: A Modern-Day Guide for Bi-Vocational Saints

Cost is free.

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Thursday, March 12, 2015, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Vital — a Q Place One Day Conference
Featuring Hugh Halter, author of The Tangible Kingdom
Westgate Church, 1736 Saratoga Ave, San Jose, CA 95129

QPlaceLogowhitegoodsizeVITAL is a one-day regional Q Place event. It is designed to inspire, equip, and mobilize church and lay leaders who are passionate about helping people come to know Jesus. Hugh Halter, author of The Tangible Kingdom, is the featured speaker.

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Friday March 13, 2015, 7:00 am to 8:30 am

Silicon Valley Prayer Breakfast
Kirk Perry, Google President, Brand Solutions

Hyatt Regency, 5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA

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Kirk Perry is responsible for driving Google’s global revenue with the world’s largest advertisers and agencies. Before joining Google in 2013, he spent 23+ years at Procter & Gamble (P&G).

Kirk joined the P&G marketing organization in 1990 working on some of the most iconic global brands before moving to Asia for two 3-year assignments in Korea (as Marketing Director) and then Japan (as Marketing Director and then General Manager). He returned to the U.S. as Vice President of North America Baby Care for 5 years and then became Vice President of US Operations & North America Media & Marketing. His final post at P&G was President of Global Family Care before departing for Google.

Outside work, Kirk is passionate about serving others. Board affiliations have included The Ronald McDonald House, The CityLink Foundation, The United Way Campaign Cabinet, March of Dimes National and Regional boards, University of Cincinnati Foundation and Vice Chair of the University of Cincinnati’s Bicentennial Commission. He has also coached youth sports for the past 15 years (football, baseball, basketball, softball, soccer). Kirk lives in Los Gatos, has been married to his wife, Jacki, for 24 years, and they have four beautiful children.  To read more about Kirk, see Kirk Perry’s interview.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015 9:00 am

Silicon Valley Discipleship Walk for Water
Parking lot of St. Timothy’s Church, 5100 Camden Ave., San Jose, CA

Walk for Water LogoA 4-mile walk to support Water Missions International, a non-profit Christian engineering ministry that designs and provides safe water solutions to people in more than 49 developing countries. See the story on the walk at A Million Dollar Vision.

While the Water Missions staff and volunteers work to quench the physical thirst of the millions in need, Water Missions also delivers the message of spiritual hope through the opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

The event will include entertainment by Grammy award winner Ashley Cleveland.

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Saturday, March 21 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Christian Entrepreneurs Association 
Josh Kwan — “Theology, Culture, and Entrepreneurship”
Crowne Plaza, Foster City-San Mateo, 1221 Chess Drive, Foster City

Josh KwanJosh Kwan, co-founder of Praxis.  He will help explore the unique and historic opportunity for entrepreneurs to create virtue and shape society through their ventures.
Praxis is a nonprofit that equips and resources a growing portfolio of faith-motivated entrepreneurs who have committed their lives to cultural and social impact, renewing the spirit of our age, one organization at a time. Praxis runs accelerator programs for business and nonprofit entrepreneurs, and a summer program for college students to pursue the intersection of theology, culture and startups.

Josh finds joy in building high-impact organizations that have enduring value. He co-founded Praxis while he was the Director of International Giving for the David Weekley Family Foundation, where he divided his time between conducting due diligence on innovative social enterprises and helping portfolio organizations scale their impact on reducing poverty. He continues to advise DWFF on grant making and impact investing. Josh is a founding board member of Village Schools International, a ministry that has started more than 30 high schools in Africa. He also served on the founding executive committee of the Big Bang Philanthropy Group, whose members focus on social entrepreneurs tackling global poverty.

Previously, Josh was a journalist who’s been published in the San Jose Mercury News, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, and Stanford social Innovation Review. Josh also co-founded and serves on the board of Carpenters Code, a startup that is creating a mobile app to encourage and enliven the practice of prayer. He graduated from Harvard and earned an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management. He lives with his family near San Francisco.

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