A Personal Welcome

Dear All,

As new President of The Leonardo da Vinci Society, I want to personally welcome you to a new chapter for our organization. It is with honor and enthusiasm that I take this role after four wonderful years on the Board helping our past president, Amelia Antonucci,  accomplish so many important programs.

As always happens, a change in leadership brings some excitement and news and I want to share with you my goals and dreams. 
First of all, I want to maintain our mission and our values to promote appreciation of the Italian contribution to art, literature, science, and culture. We continue to offer wonderful cultural programs and networking opportunities.

I want to increase membership and see our society become a vibrant vehicle for creating new relationships and alliances among our San Francisco Bay Area communities.
Last, but most important, I want to Be Present and Go Beyond! I want to focus on you, get to know you better and work with you in shaping the future for the next generations of Italo enthusiasts. 
I’m confident that this year we can all Be Present and Go Beyond. I will take the liberty to call you soon to chat about your expectations, interests and ideas.

Our fall programs are ready to go. Download our Fall Newsletter here and visit our website to register for our events.

I look forward to talking to you soon.

All my best,
Sabrina

Sabrina Longega Wilson, President
slongega@gmail.com
Leonardo da Vinci Society

2019 Leonardo Gala Dinner

Friday April 5 2019

The Leonardo da Vinci Society 2019 Gala was a magic evening. On the top of a great dinner enlighted by a renaissance music concert, we celebrated:

The award Ceremony for Premio Leonardo 500 

The exhibit of The Leonardo Da Vinci Society 70th Anniversary

Thank you all for your participation to the Leonardo 500 Gala. It was a great success thanks to your generosity and your presence. If you did not have a chance to look at our pictures taken by Enrica Cavalli, here is a link for you: https://adobe.ly/2G3fw9d Last but not least, here a couple of important moment of our past evening:The President’s SpeechOur Double Anniversary 

Silicio

From the Invention of the Microprocessor to
the New Science of Consciousness 

Please take a look at the beautiful pictures taken by Enrica Cavalli 
CLICK HERE

 

The Leonardo Da Vinci Society invites you to 
the first American preview of the book
 
(Mondadori 2019) by Federico Faggin.
The event is moderated by Mauro Aprile Zanetti. 

Tuesday, September 3 at 6:30pm
Fugazi Hall, 678 Beach Blanket Babylon Blvd.  
 San Francisco

On this occasion the LdVS and ISSNAF will be honored to present the 2019 Honorary Leonardo 500 Award to Federico Faggin
for the invention of the MOS silicon gate technology, the world’s
first microprocessors, and the touch technology

Federico Faggin, inventor and entrepreneur, was born in Vicenza, Italy, in 1941, and graduated in physics, summa cum laude , at the University of Padua in 1965. He has been living in the United States since 1968, and he is a naturalized US citizen since 1978. In 1970-1971, he was project leader and designer of the Intel 4004, the first microprocessor in the world.

He also led all the early Intel microprocessors (8008, 4040, and 8080) and designed the Intel 2102A fast static RAM memory, introducing the depletion load technology to Intel.
Most importantly, he was the project leader and the developer of the original MOS silicon gate technology at Fairchild Semiconductor in 1968, the technology that allowed the design and manufacturing of microprocessors, non-volatile memories (EPROM, etc.), DRAM memories and CCD image sensors—the essential elements for the digitization of information.

In 1974 he founded Zilog, Inc., giving life to the famous Z80 microprocessor and Z8 micro-controller, still in volume production today. In 1986 he co-founded Synaptics, the company that developed the first Touchpad and Touchscreen that have revolutionized the way we interface with mobile computers.

On October 19, 2010, he received the 2009 National Medal for Technology and Innovation from President Obama for the invention of the microprocessor.

In 2011 he founded the Federico & Elvia Faggin Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the scientific study of consciousness. The Foundation sponsors theoretical and experimental research at US universities and research institutes. It also helped establish a chair in the Physics of Information in 2015, at the University of Santa Cruz.

Mauro Aprile Zanetti is a San Francisco-based, multimedia brand strategist and published author. He is Chief Evangelist at Cloud4Wi.
The event is in English.

An event organized by The Consulate General of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute in San Francisco in collaboration with Italian Communities Services, ISSNAF and the Leonardo da Vinci Society

 
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Leonardo and Music

Leonardo and Music 
Lecture by Prof. Kate von Orden
(Harvard University)

An event organized by The Leonardo da Vinci Society
in collaboration with The  Italian Cultural Institute

Monday, May 6 at 6:30pm
The Italian Cultural Institute 601
Van Ness Ave, San Francisco

This illustrated lecture examines the musical instruments designed by Leonardo and sets them in the context of his own music-making, the music of his contemporaries, and Neo-Platonic philosophies of music both earthly and divine.

For more information about our speaker
please click here
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Past Leonardo 500 Gala

Leonardo da Vinci Society Gala Dinner

Dinner and Renaissance Music

Award Ceremony for Premio Leonardo 500 

Exhibit of The Leonardo Da Vinci Society
70
th Anniversary
Presented by Laura Piccirillo Waste

Friday, April 5th from 6pm to 10pm

The Century Club of California
1355 Franklin St, San Francisco

Dear members and friends of The Leonardo da Vinci Society,

thank you for your participation to the Leonardo 500 Gala last Friday, April 5th. It was a great success thanks to your generosity and your presence. If you did not have a chance to look at our pictures taken by Enrica Cavalli, here is a link for you:
 
Last but not least, here a couple of important moment of our past evening:
 
And a nice article from L’Italo-Americano.
L’Italo-Americano – 19 April 2019
 
See you soon at our upcoming events.
Amelia Antonucci, President
 

Leonardo 500 Anniversary

On the 70th Anniversary of its foundation, The Leonardo da Vinci Society San Francisco and The Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco are proud to announce
a series of events planned and launched under the auspices
of the Consulate General of Italy,  in collaboration with Humanities West, ISSNAF,
the Museo Italo Americano, the Commonwealth Club
and Stanford University celebrating the Leonardo 500 Anniversary.

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11th at 6:00pm

Leonardo’s Knots
By author Caroline Cocciardi
Publisher: Mona Lisa Knot (2019)

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Reservations: www.commonwealthclub.org/

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15th at 6:30pm

Becoming Leonardo: An exploded view
on the life of Leonardo
(Melville House)
By author Mike Lankford

Organized by The Leonardo da Vinci Society in collaboration with Museo Italo Americano

Museo Italo Americano, Fort Mason, Building C
Reservations: Becoming Leonardo

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th at 6:00pm

Salvator Mundi
A lecture by Prof. Martin Kemp
Organized by Commonwealth Club

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Reservation: www.commonwealthclub.org/

FRIDAY/SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd and 23rd

Salvator Mundi
Creating Leonardo: Commemorating
500 Years of Leonardo’s Legacy 

A 2 days program organized by
Humanities West

Marines’ Memorial Theatre
609 Sutter St.
Reservation: http://humanitieswest.net/
Discount Tickets for LDV members code: DaVinciSociety

THURSDAY, MARCH 14th at 6:00pm

Mona Lisa Smile:
The question of Leonardo’s Women,
from Vasari to
Freud and the Digital Age
by Prof. Henrike Lange, UC Berkeley

Organized by The Leonardo da Vinci Society
in collaboration with The Italian Cultural Institute
Reservation: www.iicsanfrancisco.esteri.it

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20th at 6:30pm

Lynn Harris on Isaacson Book
Leonardo  
Organized by Humanities West

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Reservation: www.commonwealthclub.org/

SATURDAY, MARCH 23rd  (4pm to 10pm)

Celebrate the Legacy of Leonardo thru Food
Presented by Prof. Ken Albala
Organized by Humanities West
At the Civic Kitchen

Reservation: http://humanitieswest.net/

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27th  at 6:30pm

Leonardo’s Books. New Light on
Leonardo’s Intellectual World
C
onference of Prof. Carlo Vecce
(University of Naples “L’Orientale”)

Organized by The Italian Cultural Institute
Reservation: www.iicsanfrancisco.esteri.it

FRIDAY, APRIL 5th  at 6pm

Leonardo da Vinci Society 500 Gala Dinner
Award to 3 young scientists by LdVS & ISSNAF

Renaissance music trio by Roy Whelden
Dinner and DJ

Reservation: www.davincisanfrancisco.com

THURSDAY, MAY 2nd  (10am to 5pm)

Opening of the Exhibition
Leonardo’s Lost Library: 
A Renaissance reader and his books.

Organized by Stanford University
Info: https://arts.stanford.edu/event/

MONDAY, MAY 6th  at 6:30pm

Leonardo and Music 
Lecture by Prof. Kate von Orden
(Harvard University)
Organized by The Leonardo da Vinci Society
in collaboration with The
Italian Cultural Institute

Italian Cultural Institute San Francisco
Reservation: www.iicsanfrancisco.esteri.it

TUESDAY, MAY 14th  at 7pm

Museo Galileo, Florence, Kratter
Visiting Professor, will present to wrap up
our  celebration of 500 years of Leonardo

The Signs of Time: Leonardo da
Vinci’s History of the Earth and the Fate of Man.

Organized by Stanford University
Cemex Auditorium, Stanford University
Info: http://web.stanford.edu/dept/HPSTcolloquia.html