StaRGazing 2014 Schedule

Friday, February 14

3:00-9:00pm: Registration Open  

4:00pm: Games Open Beverly Hills Room
  Hospitality Open Calabasas Room
  Snacks? Dinner? As people are still arriving throughout the start of this holiday weekend, Hospitality will serve substantial snacks throughout the evening without a set time for a dinner break. Catch some nosh between programs!  

5:00-6:00pm: Sandra Smith, Roland, Commander of Charlemagne's Paladins Ventura I/II Room
  Sandy Geffner, Résumé Tips and Suggestions Hollywood Room
  Jay Friedlander, Apples to Apples Beverly Hills Room

6:30-7:30pm: Craig Lancaster, Fred Alone: The Solo Dances of Fred Astaire Ventura I/II Room
  Perry Lanaro, Where Did Our Universe Come From? Hollywood Room
  New Member Reception Woodland Hills Room

7:30pm: Pub Crawl Departs Lobby

8:00pm: Alan Stillson, Beatnik Coffeehouse Ventura III Room

9:30pm: StaRGazing After Hours Ventura Room

Saturday, February 15

8:00-9:00am: Breakfast served Calabasas Room

8:30am-12:30pm: Registration Open  

9:00am: Van Tour to California Science Center Departs Lobby
9:00-10:00am: D. Stewart Farquhar, The Great Pyramid at Giza: A Business Investment, Part One Ventura I/II Room
  Candy M. Stone Watson, Reverse Mortgages Hollywood Room
  Cheryl Valk, How the Pattern of Intentionality Affects the Multiple Bottom Line Warner Center Room
  Desiree E. Sagray, RVC Rap Session Woodland Hills Room

10:15-11:15am: William Newman, The Science Behind Climate Change: The Human Dimension Ventura I/II Room
  Amit Tripathi, Rise and Fall of Businesses and Industries Hollywood Room
  Jeff Levy, Surviving Technology In Our Lives Warner Center Room
  Sandy Geffner, Interviewing and the Art of Presenting Yourself Well Woodland Hills Room

10:30-11:30am: Jay Friedlander, Beyond Balderdash Beverly Hills Room

11:30am-12:30pm: Carrie Freeland, From Wolves to Dogs: Artificial Selection at Its Best (And Worst) Ventura I/II Room
  Linnaea Mallette, Hearing Loss Tips – For Those Who Have It and Those Who Don't Hollywood Room
  Kristine Fuimaono, Renal Denervation: A Breakthrough in Treatment Warner Center Room
11:30am: David Fenig, Werewolves and Villagers Woodland Hills Room

12:30-2:00pm: Lunch served Calabasas Room
  Van Tour to California Science Center Returns Lobby

1:45-4:00pm: Registration Open  

2:00-3:00pm: D. Stewart Farquhar, The Great Pyramid at Giza: A Business Investment, Part Two Ventura I/II Room
  Tamala Takahashi, Speaking to Lead: Crucial Communication Skills that Make the Difference Hollywood Room
  Circe Denyer, The Three Doors: A Metaphor for Computer Security Warner Center Room
  Jay Friedlander, Taboo Beverly Hills Room

3:30-4:30pm: Michael J. Russer, Achieving Extraordinary Intimacy in a Shutdown World Ventura I/II Room
  Bonnie Burrow, The Camera: A Ticket to the World Hollywood Room
  Corinne Berenson, Planning for Tomorrow Today — Understand Long Term Care Basics Warner Center Room
  Alan Stillson, Name That Tune Woodland Hills Room
  Desiree E. Sagray, Cheese Tasting I: Aged Cheese Ventura III Room

4:30-6:00pm: Jay Friedlander, Cranium Beverly Hills Room

5:00-6:00pm: Gary Greene, The Art and Principles of Magic Ventura I/II Room
  Ricky Powell, Happiness: Your Secret Weapon Hollywood Room
  D. Stewart Farquhar, The Great Pyramid at Giza: A Business Investment, Part Three Warner Center Room
  Alan Stillson, Sing-Along Woodland Hills Room

6:00-7:30pm: Dinner served Calabasas Room

7:45-8:00pm: GLAAM Awards Ventura Room

8:00-9:00pm: Baggy Pants Burlesque with Doc and Stumpy Ventura Room

9:30pm: StaRGazing After Hours Ventura Room
  Jay Friedlander, Carnelli Woodland Hills Room

Sunday, February 16

9:00-10:30am: Registration Open  
9:00-11:00am: Mensa Testing Woodland Hills Room

10:00-11:30am: Sunday Brunch Location TBA
  Yvonne Larson, Jazz, A Cappella Location TBA

10:30-11:30am: Stratton Lindenmeyer, Religion: A Group Discussion Hollywood Room

10:45am-Noon: Jay Friedlander, Scattergories Beverly Hills Room

11:00am-Noon: Kids Meet-up and Eat-up Red Robin

Noon-3:00pm: Registration Open  

12:15-1:15pm: Marion Claire, Stand and Deliver: How to Impress Your Audience as a Unique & Sexy Speaker Ventura I/II Room
  Don Martin, CFP®, Three Things That Are Dragging Down Your Financial Plan and What You Can Do About It Hollywood Room
  Alan Stillson, Typomania, An Original Interactive Word Game Warner Center Room

12:30-1:15pm: Imagination Walking Tour of the Marriott (for young Mensans and the young at heart) The Marriott
  Jay Friedlander, Who Am I? for Kids (and their Parents) Beverly Hills Room

1:30-2:30pm: Dennis Lynch, Death Valley Scotty and His Castle Ventura I/II Room
  P.K. Odle, The Feng Shui Advantage® Hollywood Room
  Evelyn Alexander, An Insider's View of Selective College Admissions Warner Center Room
  Marshall Burns, Spacetime: Our Four-Dimensional World Woodland Hills Room
  Johanna Petree, Cookie/Cupcake Decorating Ventura III Room

2:15pm: Jonathan Elliott, Monopoly Beverly Hills Room

3:00-4:00pm: Lance Webster, The Media: Friend or Foe? You Get to Decide! Ventura I/II Room
  Mary Carney, What's the Fuss About Enzymes? Hollywood Room
  Steven A. Sokol, Property, Businesses and Income of Couples — Same or Opposite Gender, Married, Domestic Partners, or Neither Warner Center Room
  The Planetary Society presents: Seeing Light: Prisms, Lightwaves, and the Sky Woodland Hills Room
  Joyce Hamilton, Lawyer Games Ventura III Room
  Desiree E. Sagray, Cheese Tasting II: Comparative Fromage Calabasas Room

4:15-5:30pm: Jay Friedlander, Colander Beverly Hills Room

4:30-5:30pm: Jana Bickel, Skits, Plays, and The Whore of Mensa Ventura I/II Room
  Chet Richards, A New Space Architecture Hollywood Room
  Joe Johnson, The Web We Weave (on the World) Warner Center Room
  Improv for Kids Woodland Hills Room
  Aaron Mertzel, Kids' Werewolves and Villagers, for age 9 and up Ventura III Room

5:30-7:00pm: Dinner served Calabasas Room

7:00-8:00pm: Craig Lancaster, Mr. Dodgson & Mrs. Hargreaves Hollywood Room
  Art and Angie Mattson, So You Want to Be a Mensa Millionaire Warner Center Room
  Barbara Isaacson, Handwriting Analysis From a Different Perspective Woodland Hills Room

8:30-10:00pm: Sunday Stand-up: an Evening of Comedy Ventura Room

10:30pm: StaRGazing After Hours Ventura Room

Monday, February 17

8:00-9:00am: Breakfast served Calabasas Room

9:00-10:00am: Sue Hines, A Touch of Reiki: What Is It? Ventura I/II Room
  GLAAM Annual Business Meeting Hollywood Room

10:00am: Linda Dorfmont, Travel through Your Tax Return with the 1040 Tour Guide Ventura I/II Room
  Food Sale Calabasas Room