September Salons

Reservations required for all salons.

Spaces for some salons are limited and reservations will be
accepted in order of receipt. If you cannot honor
a reservation please call to cancel.

(chair) = please bring small folding chair
that has padded tips on chair legs.



1st Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
When Robots Take Our Jobs

Gary Marchant, PhD, a professor of law and director of the Center for Law, Science and Innovation, ASU, will discuss with Yvonne Stevens of the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor Law School, what will happen to us when the robots and machines take all our jobs.  They will look at this from both an economic and social perspective, as well as potential legal and policy solutions.


2nd Wednesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Conversation with Grant Woods

Grant Woods, former Arizona Attorney General, who is considered one of the top trial lawyers in the United States and a civic leader in Arizona, will discuss Arizona politics.


3rd Thursday 7PM The Salon
Conscious Capitalism

Laura Roberts, CEO of Pantheon Chemical, a green manufacter of industrial chemicals, and Scott McIntosh, co-founder of Mac-6, a new breed of business incubator, will discuss Conscious Capitalism, an organization creating a road map and movement that challenges old models of leadership in commerce with a model that offers more profitability and better force for good.


9th Wednesday 7PM The Salon
Dietary Fats and Oils

Chef Michele Redmond, MS, RD, Faculty Associate at ASU and founder of The Taste Workshop, who teaches healthy cuisine and taste appreciation, will discuss dietary fat trends and controversies, best culinary uses of oils and a comparative tasting.


12th Saturday 7PM The Salon
Music for Oboe and Piano

members only
A performance with oboist Martin Schuring and pianist Gail Novak, both of the ASU School of Music.


16th Wednesday 7PM The Salon
Cancer as Cheater
in Multicellular Cooperation

Athena Aktpis, PhD, co-director of The Human Generosity Project, professor of psychology, ASU and co-founder of the center for evolution and cancer, UCSF, will discuss the relationship and cooperation of cells and cancer.


18th Friday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Is AI Really the End of the Human Race?

Brad Allenby, PhD, President’s Professor and Lincoln Professor of Engineering and Ethics, and Director, Center for Earth Systems Engineering and Management, will discuss Artificial Intelligence and Internet of Things.


19th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Secrets of Hollywood Box Office

Outside, in a dramatic architectural environment, Bill Wyman, a film and music writer, will discuss how money works in the film industry, and examine the surprising answer to what is the biggest movie of all time.


22nd Tuesday 7PM The Salon (chair)
Freedom From Hunger

Steve Hollingworth, President of Freedom From Hunger, will discuss his international organization which has programs in India, Asia, Latin America, Africa and other countries, that empowers women, children, and builds healthy communities by turning oppression into opportunities through health education, health savings, problem solving and program services. The organization reached 5.7 million families in 2014. This international developmental organization leverages the determination, courage and entrepreneurial spirit of women around the world to help them break the cycle of poverty for their families.


24th Thursday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Confederacy

Brooks Simpson, PhD, a Foundation Professor of History at ASU and a faculty member at the ASU Barrett Honors College, who has authored books on the Civil War and Reconstruction, will discuss The Confederacy and The South in American history.


26th Saturday 7PM The Salon (chair)
The Library of Alexandria

Nancy Serwint, PhD, an art historian at ASU, will discuss The Ancient Library of Alexandria, in Alexandria, Egypt, was the most famous and one of the largest and most significant libraries in the ancient world.


30th Wednesday 7PM The Salon
Postcards from Mars

Jim Bell, PhD, an astronomer and planetary scientist at the School of Earth and Space Exploration, ASU, will discuss the intersection of planetary imaging, landscape photography, and art - a topic he wrote extensively about in his book ‘Postcards from Mars’.



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