Discovery Forum 2011

Featuring Jonah Lehrer, author of the upcoming book The Science of Creativity

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
The Ritz Carlton Hotel
600 Stockton Street, San Francisco

$150 individual ticket
$1,500 table of 10
$2,500 patron table

For information about purchasing tickets, please contact:
Erika Mooney, emooney(at)badm.org, (415) 339-3958

In this captivating presentation, Jonah Lehrer will explore creativity from a scientific perspective, and will advocate for integrating science and art to understand and advance human culture and reasoning. Discovery Forum advances the importance of igniting creativity in children, and how the Bay Area Discovery Museum is a critical resource for preparing children for the challenges of the 21st century. The event supports the Museum’s educational programs and exhibitions and innovative outreach to communities where the need for creative development is most acute.

Sneak peak at Jonah Lehrer, discussing his book How We Decide.

About Jonah Lehrer

THE LATEST: Penguin plans to publish Jonah Lehrer's new book Imagine: The Science of Creativity in 2012. The book teaches readers to take advantage of the endlessly innovative brain through real-life examples and important studies.

Jonah Lehrer -- hailed as "an important new thinker" by The Los Angeles Times -- is the author of Proust Was a Neuroscientist and the instant bestseller, How We Decide. Captivating, accessible, and never dull, he talks about how we make decisions -- and how we can make better decisions. "Lehrer ingeniously weaves neuroscience, sports, war, psychology, and politics into a fascinating tale of human decision making," says Dan Ariely (Predictably Irrational). "He makes us much wiser."

Lehrer, 27, has been called "something of a popular science prodigy," by The New York Times, a man of "considerable talents." A graduate of Columbia University with a degree in neuroscience, Jonah Lehrer studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar where he received his Masters Degree in 20th century literature and philosophy. He is the author of Proust was a Neuroscientist and How We Decide. Lehrer is a contributing editor at Wired Magazine and National Public Radio’s Radio Lab. He has also written for The New Yorker, Nature, The New York Times, and The Wall Street Journal.

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