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Samovar Tea Salon: “The Role of Technology in the New Economy”

The Samovar Salon Series
The Samovar Salon Series

Come join Samovar Tea Lounge as we launch a new six-part Tea Salon Series entitled “Coping With The New Economy,” which commences this Tuesday, May 19, 2009 and will run through July 2009.

The series brings together some of the finest Bay Area minds in finance, spirituality, technology, entrepreneurialism, self help and the environment in an interview/forum format, moderated by Samovar owner Jesse Jacobs and events associate Jennifer Sauer (Author of The Way to Tea: Your Adventure Guide to San Francisco Tea Culture).

Of the new series, Jennifer Sauer comments, “The topics to be covered are especially pertinent to the current global economic situation impacting everyone from tea farmers to drinkers and from continent to continent.”

Featured guests include Brian X. Chen (Wired.com), Sydney Mintz (Rabbi at Congregation Emanu-El), Robert Thomas (President of SF Zen Center), James Norwood Pratt (Author of New Tea Lover’s Treasury, Tea Dictionary), Will Rosenzweig (The Republic of Tea) and others listed below.

Samovar Tea Salon Series invites a small audience to an intimate, open-dialogue forum meant to inspire and energize the community to respond mindfully and optimistically to a rapidly changing social and economic era. Tea Salons will be held bi-weekly on Tuesday evenings at Samovar’s new “Hayes Valley” location (297 Page @ Laguna)… 415.861.0303.

Tickets are limited to 30 people per event. Samovar Tea Lounge will serve fine premium teas equally valued at the cost of admission ($12) at the start of each event. Dining is available from 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm prior to the forum. Discount tickets are also available: two people for $20 (single event), or three tickets (three individual events) for $30. All events will be held from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, and tickets are available for purchase at Samovar’s Hayes Valley location … 415.861.0303.

Please see the event schedule below.

Samovar Tea Salon Series “Coping With The New Economy”

Tuesday, May 19, 2009
“The Role of Technology in the New Economy”
Brian X. Chen (Staff Writer, Wired.com) & Mark Friedler (Co-Founder of Worlds and Games)

In a shifting economy, the role of technology will change perhaps faster than ever before. What role will it play, how will we keep up, and what are the optimal ways we can use technology to our benefit as a society? Join our special guests, Wired.com writer Brian X. Chen, and serial technology entrepreneur Mark Friedler for an evening of technology talk over tea.

About Brian X. Chen:
Throughout his career as a professional writer and editor, Brian X. Chen has been known for fearlessly pushing the envelope with aggressive news reporting and sharp social commentary. To wit: a diverse writing repertoire that includes covering Apple as a Technology Reporter at Wired.com and a former Associate Editor at Macworld.

About Mark Friedler:
A serial entrepreneur who has started and sold 3 companies, Mark is currently coaching entrepreneurs and CEOs to drive their business growth. Mark is a recognized internet advertising and entertainment media expert, and is currently CEO of Worlds and Games ( http://worldsandgames.com ).

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