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Sunday, March 17 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Opening Plenary

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Introduction
James K. Cummings, Co-Chair, Jewish Funders Network 2013 Conference

Jewish Learning, Hollywood Style
Sarah Lefton, Executive Director/Producer, G-dcast

Keynote Presentation
The Surprising Power of Social Networks
James Fowler
Our social networks drive and shape virtually every aspect of our lives. How we feel, whom we marry, whether we fall ill, how much money we make, what we believe and whether we vote all depend on what others around us—even those distantly connected to us—are doing, thinking, and feeling. Prof. Fowler's research reveals fascinating information about how generosity spreads, how networks impact productivity and creativity, and what this means for people who work to maximize their ability to make social change.


Presenters
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James Fowler

Professor, University of California San Diego
James Fowler is a professor at the University of California, San Diego, whose research interests and expertise include social networks, behavioral economics, evolutionary game theory, political participation, the evolution of cooperation, and the genetic basis of political behavior. James has published over 40 articles in a wide range of multidisciplinary and social science journals, including Nature, Science, and New England Journal of Medicine... Read More →
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Sarah Lefton

Executive Director, G-dcast
Sarah Lefton began her career in educational digital media at NYU's Interactive Telecommunications Program. She has served as JCCA Camp Tawonga's Marketing and Outreach Director. She started the clothing brand JewishFashionConspiracy.com during that time, and blogged for Jewschool and the San Francisco Chronicle. Sarah was named one of the Forward's 50 most influential Jews of 2009, and is a Joshua Venture Group fellow for Jewish social... Read More →


Sunday March 17, 2013 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Beverly Hills Ballroom Beverly HIlton