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Italian Arts and Culture Speaker Series in San Francisco

Il Cenacolo San Francisco Speaker Series

What's Coming Up

Il Cenacolo Italian Arts and Culture Speaker Series  Speaker Series had its start as part of our monthly Thursday lunches and has grown to an event in its own right. Our speakers focus on current events, Italian culture and art, Italian history, travel, and our beloved city–San Francisco. Each week we announce the location as part of the event announcement.

During the height of the COVID pandemic, we took the Speaker Event online. Returning to in-person gatherings, we have discovered our audience has grown beyond the Bay Area and we also have several members who prefer to continue to join online. To meet these needs we will be offering a mix of simulcast and zoom-only meetings based on scheduling opportunities. In both cases we will still share a toast, visit, and swap stories but the heart of our time is the same–enjoying our guest speaker and our time together.

View the month’s upcoming speakers below. You can also view a listing of our past presentations to get a feel of the full breadth of subjects covered. If you would like to present to us, please reach out on our Contact page.

This event is for members only. If you are interested in membership and would like to attend as a guest please reach out.I
July 2022
Jul 07
Jul 07, 2022
IC Speaker Series
New Strategies for Community Outreach after Covid
Vyria Paselk Haverhals
7/7 Lunch @ Noon / Zoom @ 1pm
Lunch, noon @ SFIAC / ZOOM 1PM, 1630 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States

Vyria Paselk Haverhals is the New Executive Director of Italian Community Services. She is an experienced, dynamic nonprofit leader with more than 20 years of professional experience across the private […]

Jul 14
Jul 14, 2022
IC Speaker Series
Italy’s Green Tech & Investment Renaissance
Pietro Jonathan Bonanno
7/14 Zoom @ 1pm

Cenacolista Pietro Bonanno recently stepped down from the position of Executive Director of San Francisco’s Italian Community Services after three years of navigating the oldest Italian non-profit in the US […]

Jul 21
Jul 21, 2022
IC Speaker Series
Robots Can’t do Networking (Yet)!”
Gianfranco Minutolo
7/21 Lunch @ Noon / Zoom @ 1pm
Lunch, noon @ SFIAC / ZOOM 1PM, 1630 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94133 United States

Gianfranco Minutolo attended Bocconi University in Milan, studied also in the United States and England, and, in 1994 became a chartered accountant in Italy. In 2000 he founded Corporate Consulting, […]

Jul 28
Jul 28, 2022
IC Speaker Series
The "Third Way”: Why Being an Italian-American is So Special
Elena Frigenti
7/28 Zoom @ 1pm

The Museo is proud to join Il Cenacolo for their “Speaker Series” featuring Italian journalist Elena Frigenti. Italian-Americans are a beautiful mix of two cultures that complete each other in […]

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SF Italian Athletic Club
1630 Stockton Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
+1 415-781-0165

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