Innovations in Well-Being: Live (Raw) Food at Silicon Valley Innovation Institute, August 3rd

Turning Vision into Value

If you are based in the San Francisco Bay Area, or if you’re visiting, please invite your friends and colleagues and join us for the Silicon Valley Innovation Institute’s 2011 Series of innovation programs on various topics. If you’re located elsewhere, you can follow live tweeting from @SVIISociety on Twitter (usually with the hashtag #SVII ). Video clips or photos of most programs are now archived on the new SVII blog site.

Questions to be discussed at the SVII dinner program on Wednesday evening, August 3rd, 2011:

To what degree can you reinvent your life through what you consume?

Is it possible to obliterate a debilitating disease simply by changing what you eat?

What mysteries have been revealed through documenting the effects of a raw foods diet?

And for you meat-loving innovators out there…is it possible to soar to the heights of culinary delight…without Filet Mignon?

Additionally, I am hoping a discussion will take place about how a change to a primarily organic, vegetarian or vegan-based diet could have a measurable impact on the health, sustainability, and economy of our world—and how we might innovate our food production systems to make these changes, taking different cultures and national resources into account.

Featured Presenters:

Jillian Love: Sensational raw food chef and educator. Dazzle your taste buds with an all-live dinner menu.

Michael Ruescher (SVII) & Reba Vanderpool (The Visionary Edge): Q&A time with SVII’s own Michael Ruescher and film expert Reba Vanderpool as they share their personal transformative encounters with innovations in well-being.

Michael Bedar: Associate Producer of the revolutionary documentary, Simply Raw: Reversing Diabetes in 30 Days, shares his work and experience.

Dinner will include a live demo and gourmet organic meal prepared by Jillian Love—so register early to ensure that a meal is prepared especially for you!

Here’s the organic raw vegan menu:

English Cucumber Infused Iced Spring Water Salad: Rocket Salad with Tender Hemp Hearts, Diced Pears, Spiced Pecans & Creamed Ginger Pear Dressing

Entrée: Two Italian Fusion Pizzettes:

*Chipotle Mango Marinara with Crisp Summer Corn on Onion Focaccia Crust

*Baby Spinach Pesto with a Sweet Bell Pepper Tapenade on Onion Focaccia Crust

Dessert: Double Cherry Chocolate Dipped Ice Cream Sundae

Location and Schedule:

Beaulac Hall (Tapestry Church)
1305 Middlefield Rd.
Redwood City, CA 94063

6:00 PM PDT – Doors Open (Networking)
6:30 PM – Program Begins (Includes interactive dinner experience)
7:15 PM – (Program only guests arrive)
9:00 PM – Wrap-up


Dinner + Program (Door opens at 6pm, Program begins at 6:30pm): $35
Program Only (admission after 7:15pm): $20

Registration, a map, and more information can be found on the SVII blog.

Come participate in an interactive program with the guest speakers—and bring your own questions to ask them or discuss with other participants. There are always great networking opportunities with key innovation leaders and consultants from Silicon Valley and the entire Bay Area.

If you’re unable to attend the meeting, you can also participate by following the live tweeting from @SVIISociety on Twitter, using the hashtag #SVII. Video clips of most programs are now archived on the new SVII blog site.

You can read more about the program on the SVII blog.

August 16th Evening Program: PhonePhysics:

The smartphone is a shining example of the rapid technological advancement that continues to expand the possibilities of how we interact and experience life. Yet at the same time, our social systems are not keeping pace. Our education system operates largely in the same way as it did 20 years ago, before anyone was walking around with 1 Ghz mobile laboratories in their pockets.

PhonePhysics is an initiative to unleash human potential by leveraging mobile technology to provide joyful innovation experiences early on, which stimulate creativity and reward the natural tendency toward innovation. The goal is to develop a software discovery environment that uses real time music to teach science and how to program cell phones.

Join an inspired group of edutainment pioneers as we work toward our goal to unleash human potential early on and build innovation resilience.

PhonePhysics Interactive Briefing information:

Tuesday, August 16th, 7:00 – 9:00pm PDT
at the SVII Office:
1611 Borel Pl.
San Mateo, CA

You can get updates on SVII programs and register for PhonePhysics here.

Update: If you’re not located in the San Francisco Bay Area, but want to keep up with what’s happening at the Silicon Valley Innovation Institute, the SVII programs are now being archived online at: — the new web site offers features that were not available before to both members and non-members, and you can subscribe to the SVII monthly e-letter and participate in forums there, as well as on social networks (see below for links).

The new series, Silicon Valley Interactive Briefings, is an innovative, evolving format intended to maximize the participation of those who attend by giving them the opportunity to “brief” each other about program related insights and information.

Ongoing Education Initiative:

The SVII Education Initiative began at the July 7th, 2010 Silicon Valley Innovation Institute event, which featured an excellent, in-depth panel discussion on technology and innovation barriers in K-12 education. Our expert panelists discussed some of the barriers that prevent modern classrooms from utilizing the vast technological resources currently available, and what we might do to reduce those barriers. Based on the exciting and challenging dialog that resulted, SVII has started work on an Education Initiative that will tackle some of the problems discussed at the July 2010 meeting, and afterward.

The SVII Education Initiative is off to a great start, and you can still join the effort and contribute your ideas! Members have used Ken Ketch’s Group Mind Express tool to create a collaborative space to work on this initiative. If you attended the session and had further insights to add, head over to the SVII Collaboration Center and make your voice heard. We will be adding more tools to that space as the initiative develops, so stay tuned.

Building on the insights gathered, SVII members hope to make a concrete, positive contribution to the world of education in the Silicon Valley. If you’d like to receive all updates about the education initiative, please email to be added to the list.

Help Us Shape SVII’s Fall 2011-2012 Program!

As we work on planning content for our 2011-2012 monthly meetings, we would love to hear your input! If you have thoughts about speakers, topics, format, or anything else related to meeting content, email us at

Connect with the Silicon Valley Innovation Institute Community…

You can now follow SVII on Twitter @SVIISociety

Join the new SVII Facebook group and the LinkedIn group.

You can also use Eventbrite to register.

Stay in Touch…

For more information, and to join the e-list, email Plan to join the SVII Innovation Society each “first Wednesday” of the month.

Keep checking here for program updates, archives and summaries of past meetings. Even if you’re not based in the San Francisco Bay Area, you can receive SVII e-letters and keep up with past program discussions.

SVII is a 501(c)3 non-profit educational organization.

Cathryn Hrudicka, Founder, CEO and Chief Imagination Officer of Creative Sage™, is a member of SVII.

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