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Thank you for being part of a terrific year at Live Talks Los Angeles. Our sold out event with Harry Belafonte in conversation with Tim Robbins wraps up 2011 for us and we look forward to an exciting 2012.  Pics here from our Belafonte event, and video coming soon.  Recent videos added to our site include: John Lithgow, Jerry West and Deepak Chopra & Leonard Mlodinow.  

Our 2012 events will be announced soon, so stay tuned.  Below are the first two events in January and our last two Live Talks Business Forums for 2011.

Upcoming events....
Wednesday, January 18 - Eric Weiner in conversation with Lisa Napoli
Weiner is author of the New York Times bestseller “The Geography of Bliss.” A longtime “spiritual voyeur,” he realizes that while he has been privy to a wide range of religious practices, he’s never seriously considered these concepts in his own life, but faced with his own mortality, he undertakes a worldwide exploration of religions in search of a personal understanding of the divine. His new book is, Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine.  Napoli is journalist and author of Radio Shangri-La; What I learned in Bhutan, The Happiest Kingdom on Earth. 
Track 16 at Bergamot Station, Santa Monica. Tickets: $20-95 (includes book and reception)

Wednesday, January 25 -- An Evening with Jason Alexander
The persona of George Costanza, created by versatile actor/writer/director Jason Alexander, has been dubbed by Entertainment Weekly as one of the “Best Television Sidekicks of All Time” (#3 actually, behind Robin and Tonto). Join us for an evening of conversation discussing his award winning career on stage, television and the movies.
The Aero Theatre, Santa Monica.  Tickets: $25-95 (includes reception)

Live Talks Business ForumsJoin us for our next Live Talks Business Forum, downtown Los Angeles at The City Club on Bunker Hill.

Wednesday, December 7
Howard Marks, Chairman and Co-founder, Oaktree Capital Management
Howard Marks is renowned for his insightful assessments of market opportunity and risk. He expounds on such concepts as “second-level thinking,” the price/value relationship, patient opportunism, and defensive investing. His client memos brim with insightful commentary and a time-tested, fundamental philosophy. He is author of The Most Important Thing: Uncommon Sense for the Thoughtful Investor.  He will be in conversation with journalist James Flanigan.
Tickets: $20 includes continental breakfast. RSVP HERE
Thursday, December 15
Marc Freedman, CEO & Founder, CIvic Ventures
Recognized by Fast Company magazine in 2007, 2008 and 2009 as one of the nation’s leading social entrepreneurs, Marc Freedman is CEO and founder of Civic Ventures, a think tank on boomers, work and social purpose. He spearheaded the creation of Experience Corps, now one of America’s largest nonprofit national service programs engaging people over 55, and The Purpose Prize, which annually provides five $100,000 prizes to social innovators in the second half of life. Freedman was described by The New York Times as “the voice of aging baby boomers who are eschewing retirement for … meaningful and sustaining work later in life,” while The Wall Street Journal stated, “In the past decade, Mr. Freedman has emerged as a leading voice in discussions nationwide about the changing face of retirement.”
Tickets: $20 includes continental breakfast. RSVP HERE

We have an exciting 2012 in the works for our evening series as well as our morning business events. Thank you for supporting our events, and we look forward to seeing you soon at Live Talks Los Angeles.

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