Redesigning Live, Work and Play

This year’s holiday event is organized with the Special Libraries Association – Southern California Chapter.  A holiday event with substance. Join a variety of professionals to mix, mingle, synergize and look forward. Plus: Three course meal and cash bar; Entertainment, provided by DJ Dave Dolphin; Free admission to the Museum prior to the event; Support of an important charitable cause, with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Room to Read.


Jody TurnerCulture of Future
Innovation Advocate, Creative Culture Researcher and Connector

– A strategic look at the changing world
– Directional approaches for community shifts, education, inspiration, products and services
– Insights from leading brands such as Apple, Gap, IDEO, Samsung, and Starbucks


Social Responsibility by Peter Derycz
Founder and CEO of Reprints Desk
Corporate Donor to Room to Read

– Why social responsibility is good for business
– Using challenge grants to foster community ownership and sustainability
– Creating culturally relevant programs with strong local staff and partnerships

In association with: Convergence Technology Council, Technology Council of Southern California, and

RSVP: CLOSED December 9


Skirball Cultural Center 2701 North Sepulveda Boulevard Los Angeles 90049 United States

Directions and Parking:

Wednesday, December 15, 2010 – 6:00pm
Speakers and Special Guests: 

Jody Turner is an innovation advocate, creative culture researcher, connector, and lecturer who has worked inside the walls of Nike, Starbucks and The Gap and outside as a consultant with companies such as Apple, IDEO and CEOs For Cities. Jody’s focal point is in mapping strategic pictures of today’s changing world interjecting compelling solution-driven content and anecdotes of success. It is through individual, community and company effort that we are finding and implementing the innovative solutions of today. Jody is working with highly strategic, innovative teams making a difference.

Peter Derycz specializes in building and growing new companies from soup to nuts. His experience includes venture capital and private equity fund-raising (over $100M raised in four years), investor relations, developing and managing complex technology projects, building and deploying production systems, creating international satellite offices as well as general business management. Mr. Derycz is the Founder of various companies on three continents. For the past 20 years, he has been actively involved in designing, developing and deploying large library and document management systems that focus on delivering large amounts of information to information users in local and global settings.

  • 5:00pm – 6:00pm Registration & Networking
  • 6:00pm – 9:00pm Program
Registration Information:

A portion of the proceeds to benefit Room to Read

Professionals $75
Students $40