SOURCE: Churchill Club

June 13, 2012 08:00 ET

The Churchill Club Presents the First Annual Great Silicon Valley Oxford Union Debate on the Motion, "This House Believes That the Problems of Tomorrow Are Too Big for the Entrepreneurs of Today"

Churchill Club Teams With Oxford University and Santa Clara University for Inaugural Event

SAN JOSE, CA--(Marketwire - Jun 13, 2012) - Churchill Club, Silicon Valley's premier business and technology forum, and Santa Clara University's Leavey School of Business and Center for Science, Technology and Society, will co-host the First Annual Great Silicon Valley Oxford Union Debate on Tuesday, June 19, 2012. Participants will argue for and against the motion, "this House believes that the problems of tomorrow are too big for the entrepreneurs of today."

Oxford University's Saïd Business School will co-present this unique evening of persuasion and humor about a big topic that matters to us all -- with strong opinions on both sides of the argument.

"This event represents a huge opportunity for Silicon Valley," said Churchill Club CEO Karen Tucker. "From students and teachers to industry and government leaders and professionals -- everyone with an interest in entrepreneurism, innovation, world challenges, and the art of debate will not only receive a top-notch education all in one evening, but also be inspired and entertained."

Scott Budman, veteran journalist, author and public television host, will preside as Master of Ceremonies. Joe DiNucci, Partner, Enabling Thought Leadership, will lead the proposition team: Steve Hoover, CEO, Palo Alto Research Center (PARC); Richard Lowenthal, CTO and Co-founder, Coulomb Technologies; and Brian Sager, Founder, Nanosolar. Mike Malone, American author and columnist at The Economist, Wall Street Journal, and New York Times, will lead the opposition team including Tom Hayes, Vice President of Corporate Marketing, Marvell; and Santosh Jayaram, Founder and COO, Daemonic Labs. Event sponsors include Bridge Bank and Enabling Thought Leadership.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012
5:30 PM Registration, Reception, Hors d'Oeuvres
7:00 PM Program
8:15 PM Champagne and Dessert
9:00 PM Event Concludes

Santa Clara University, Mayer Theater
500 El Camino Real
Santa Clara, CA 95053

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Livestream: Churchill Club has partnered with and TuneIn to bring you the First Annual Great Silicon Valley Oxford Union Debate live and on-demand to audiences around the world on Tuesday, June 19 at 7:00 p.m. PDT.

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More: Complimentary student and teacher passes are available. To register for this program or for more information, please contact or 408.265.0130.

About Churchill Club:
Churchill Club is Silicon Valley's top business and technology forum. The organization presents up to 40 programs each year to encourage innovation, economic growth, and societal benefit. The 7,000-member, 26-year-old non-profit has earned its international reputation for dynamic, in-the-news programs where global business and thought leaders meet to discuss and debate, inform and educate, forecast and evaluate.

Past speakers include founders and executives of major companies such as Google CEO Larry Page, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings, Cisco CEO John Chambers, Intel CEO Paul Otellini, Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer, and Oracle CEO Larry Ellison; prominent investors such as John Doerr, Vinod Khosla, Roger McNamee, Marc Andreessen, and Ron Conway; and government and other leaders such as former U.S. presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush, filmmaker James Cameron, and Hollywood talent über-agent Ari Emanuel. Further information about Churchill Club can be found at

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