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Innovate Pasadena’s Envision Summit 2014

October 22-23

ENVISION 2014 is the first annual summit hosted by Innovate Pasadena for the purpose of informing, inspiring and connecting the robust technology and design innovation community in Pasadena and throughout the San Gabriel Valley. The conference will feature distinguished speakers—all prominent innovators in their fields—who will envision the future trends that will shape innovation over the next 20 years. The summit begins on Wednesday, October 22, in the evening with a keynote address from Scott Painter (CEO of TrueCar) followed by a kickoff mixer. The program continues on Thursday with six speaker sessions, a startup company fast pitch contest, successful venture capitalists talking about the "future of money" and a closing cocktail reception.

Speakers: • Frances H. Arnold, The Dick and Barbara Dickinson Professor of Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, and Biochemistry and Director of the Rosen Bioengineering Center at the California Institute of Technology • Andra Keay, Managing Director, Silicon Valley Robotics; Robot Startup Evangelist • Jack Kreindler, Doctor, Technologist, Investor; General Partner & Chief Medical Officer at Frost Data Capital • Mark Meadows, Co-Founder and Creator of Geppetto Avatars • Patricia A. Moore, President of MooreDesign Associates • Scott Painter, Founder and CEO of TrueCar • Sharon Vosmek, CEO of Astia

Wednesday, October 22 at 5:30 pm and Thursday October 23, from 7:45 am to 7:00 pm

Price: $199 - $379 (early bird price ends soon!) Purchase your tickets at: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/envision-the-innovate-pasadena-summit-2014-tickets-12981404731

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St. 

www.innovatepasadenasummit.org/

14th Annual Southern California Women’s Health Conference

October 31

The 14th Annual Southern California Women's Health Conference and Expo will feature health screenings, flu vaccinations, more than 80 vendors, and a fashion-show luncheon. Attendees will learn about the risks associated with diseases and ailments that claim the lives of women in epidemic proportions, including cancer, heart disease, diabetes and obesity. They will discover ways to manage risk factors and make better lifestyle choices. Event organizers strive to continue to educate and empower women to improve women’s health and wellness, which starts with bringing these issues to the forefront of the minds of every woman and man. Keynote speakers include Congresswoman Judy Chu and Dr. Robina Smith, a highly respected Oncoplastic Breast Cancer Surgeon.

7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.; Free; Luncheon is $20, must RSVP in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St. 

www.socalhealthconference.com

I Can Do It 2014

October 24-26

“I Can Do It!” is a three-day retreat in Pasadena featuring the most inspiring and thought provoking authors of our time! Event organizers caution that this conference may cause radical changes. The event asks participants if they understand how to unlock their infinite potential, embrace their authentic self, connect to past lives and receive healing messages for today, see clearly how obstacles help us grow into our best self, foster their innate intuitive abilities, and make choices stick – choosing food, spiritual practices, and thoughts for a healthier, happier mind, body and spirit. The unique three-day experience was created by Louise Hay.

Pre-conference Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Full conference Friday 7-9:30 p.m., Saturday 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St.

www.hayhouse.com/i-can-do-it-2014-pasadena

Fabien Cousteau, Presented By The Distinguished Speaker Series

October 21

Growing up as the grandson of legendary ocean explorer Jacques Cousteau, Fabien Cousteau was destined to follow in his family’s footsteps, working to explore the oceans and preserve the beauty of marine habitats and wildlife. This summer, Cousteau and his team of five dove to an undersea lab 63 feet deep in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, making the school-bus-size lab their home for 31 days while exploring the deep and conducting scientific research. The mission was broadcast live. Cousteau is most widely known for the three-year, multi-hour series, Ocean Adventures, he produced for PBS with his father and sister. He is also well known for his intense study of sharks and CBS documentary, “Mind of a Demon.”

8 p.m., Admission by subscription only

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St.

www.speakersla.com/

Craftsman Weekend – Antiques And Contemporary Furnishings And Decorative Arts Sale; Silent Auction

October 18-19

Pasadena Heritage presents its 23rd Annual Craftsman Weekend, the largest and most comprehensive salute to the Arts and Crafts movement in the Western United States. The weekend’s offerings include a tour of significant Craftsman-era houses, a variety of bus and walking tours, and two events at the Pasadena Convention Center – the Antique and Contemporary Furnishings and Decorative Arts Sale and a Silent Auction. Pasadena Heritage will host more than 50 exhibitors from across the U.S. showcasing a broad spectrum of Craftsman-era and period-inspired works, furniture, textiles, pottery and tiles, metal work, wallpapers and stencils, and books that will entice both the novice and collector. The Silent Auction, featuring contributions from exhibitors, local shops and businesses and individual donors, provide a broad array of choices, including Craftsman-related decorative arts, restaurant certificates, performance tickets, exclusive wines and other unique items. Bidding for the Silent Auction begins at 10 a.m. on Oct. 18 and closes at 4 p.m. on Oct. 19. All proceeds from the auction benefit the preservation efforts of Pasadena Heritage.

Both events Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to the exhibit hall is included with the purchase of any event ticket or $10 day-of-purchase for admission to exhibit hall only

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St.

www.pasadenaheritage.org

John Moran California And American Fine Art Auction

October 21

The dazzling colors and light of California and American plein air paintings brighten the Pasadena Center as John Moran Auctioneers presents its semi-annual Fine Art Auction, showcasing more than 220 works by top California and American artists. John Moran Auctioneers, a home grown, family- owned company in operation since 1969, is a leader in the local and international auction markets, serving clients in Southern California and around the world. You’ll find expertly vetted, high quality works of art at all price levels, gathered from estates and private collections across the country. Collectors, connoisseurs and casual buyers alike are warmly welcomed.

Preview noon, auction 6 p.m.; Free

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St.

www.johnmoran.com

Pasadena Fall Home Show

October 25 - 26

The Home Show is designed for homeowners in all stages of remodeling, landscaping and decorating their homes. Each event includes hundreds of home improvement and landscaping exhibits with product demonstrations and sample interior and exterior vignettes.

Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Free

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St.

www.pasadenahomeshow.com

A Hand-Crafted Christmas By Contemporary Crafts Market

October 31-November 2

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes their gifts would be Hand-Made with flair!” A traditional poem with a modern twist means hand-crafted holiday shopping is here. The Contemporary Crafts Market brings the North Pole to Pasadena. Busy as Santa’s elves, more than 200 skilled artisans are creating a hand-crafted holiday for the public. Under the tree will be jewelry, ceramics, furnishings, sculptural glass, shoes and leather goods, textiles and many other All- American originals. The Contemporary Crafts Market proves holiday dreams do come true. Forget malls, traffic jams, mass produced products or snow. At this winter wonderland, meet the accomplished artists who create unique gifts of functional art. Shop for objects of beauty you won’t find anywhere else at prices everyone can afford. There is a story behind everything you see. This is a juried show, which means the work is of the highest quality. Artisans from California and the West set the stage for the very best of American craftsmanship.

Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission $8 at the door, children 12 and younger free

Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E. Green St. 

www.craftsource.org