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Funny Biz Conference • June 8, 9

Join Dubliner David Nihill and his team who teach how to tap into the power of humor.

In the land of infinite distraction, the one who tickles the funny bone reigns supreme. As business, entertainment, and comedy become ever more intertwined, savvy startups, leading ad agencies, and Fortune 500 firms alike are turning to humor as the ultimate tool for being memorable amidst the ringtones and vibrations of modern life.

In just one (raucously entertaining) day, an elite roster of speakers will teach you essential principles of comedy, improv and storytelling, how to apply those concepts to you and your business, and generally show you how being funny can make you more successful.

Why Use Comedy Techniques?

Because that’s what the people want—Today’s generation has been socialized to receive info via humor. They want infotainment, not information. Clients don’t watch “20/20” or “Nightline” for news; they have been watching Stephen Colbert, John Oliver and Jon Stewart. They want and expect information delivered with a punch line.

Because science says so—“The brain doesn’t pay attention to boring things,” notes John Medina, a biologist and author of the best-selling book Brain Rules. “Laughter triggers a dopamine release, which aids memory and information processing. It’s like a mental post-it note that tells your brain, remember this.”

DAY 1: June 8th – Main Stage at the Chapel. 777 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110. Talks start at 9am.

DAY 2: June 9th – Workshops at the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center, 505 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105


Events & Awards

IIPC Active Retirement Luncheon • May 11

Join the IIPC for their Active Retirement Club Monthly Mass and Luncheon at the United Irish Cultural Center, Thursday May 11, 2017.

Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Brendan McBride at 12.15 p.m. followed by guest speaker and luncheon.

Guest speaker this month is Rosa Mendez, Program Director of the OMI Senior Center. Part of Catholic charities, the Center is located in the Oceanview/Merced/Ingleside district and offers personal care plans to seniors, connecting them to a wide range of existing city services and resources.  Ms. Mendez works with the Aging Case Management Program and will share information about these services with ARC members,

To make your reservation, please call Joan at the IIPC on 415.752.6006.  Tickets cost $20.

IIPC Active Retirement Luncheon • ongoing events

The IIPC Active Retirement Club Coffee Morning, Cairde Café, meets on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 10.00 a.m. at the United Irish Cultural Center. It is a chance to meet familiar and new faces in a friendly relaxed gathering.  Tea and soda bread are served and there is always a game of Bingo or a hand of cards to be played.

For more information please contact Joan at the IIPC on 415.752.6006. Suggested donation of $5.

Irish Network Bay Area • First Thursday Events

Irish Network Bay Area is a community of Irish expatriates, Irish Americans and friends of Ireland built around personal networking and the sharing of professional knowledge and business experience. Members and friends of the Irish Network Bay Area (San Francisco) reflect the professional and cultural heritage of an Ireland that is skilled, diverse and ambitious. The INBA regular First Thursday event is a casual networking get together, and a chance to meet members old and new. Whether you are new to the city or a long time resident, all are welcome.

In addition to the Irish Network Bay Area’s First Thursdays in San Francisco, the group kicked off a regular series of meetups in Silicon Valley for members, with events held on second Thursdays at Molly Magee’s Mountain View. check INBA for events.

Irish Technology Leadership Group

Established in October 2007 and headquartered in Silicon Valley, the ITLG is a non-profit organization comprised of  high-level global technology leaders who are Irish or Irish-American. The Group includes senior executives from some of the worlds leading corporations, each of whom are committed to promoting the technology connection between Ireland and Silicon Valley, and helping Ireland address the challenges of embracing new technology opportunities. ITLG website

Blue Stockings Salon • Speaker Events Sept – June

John Dyson • April 5th

John Dyson, Owner Williams Selyem Vineyards. In less than two decades, this winery has achieved cult-status and garnered international acclaim for their Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Zinfandels –  John will recount his story from Politics to Pinot. more

Blue Stockings Salon is hosted by a modern-day Salonnière Norene Sheehan, originally from Cork. This organization presents its members and guests with a whole new approach to social exchange.  Inspired by 18th century Salons, Norene hosts a modern-day version with  live, monthly events that invite dialog between the speaker and participants in a variety of intimate social settings.