Our 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. 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.
Viola Buitoni, chef instructor and food writer, was born in Rome and raised in Perugia, Italy. In 2021 she was knighted Cavaliere dell’Ordine della Stella.
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