Eric Liu Speaks at Breakfast

Pacific Science Center’s 10th annual Foundations of Science Breakfast invites you to explore the role of science in Seattle’s cultural arena on May 16.

WHAT: Join Pacific Science Center’s 10th annual Foundations of Science Breakfast featuring Eric Liu, a World Economic Forum Global Leader of Tomorrow and civic entrepreneur.
WHERE: Four Season Hotel – Downtown Seattle
99 Union, Seattle, WA, 98101
WHEN: Thursday, May 16, 2013
7:30 – 9 a.m.
DETAILS: Seattle—the once over-caffeinated city of grunge—is evolving into an epicenter of science, technology and research. Now more than ever, science is an integral component of the Pacific Northwest’s culture and DNA. Pacific Science Center presents the Foundations of Science Breakfast to emphasize how our innovative programs, events and exhibits contribute to the growing scientifically-savvy population of Western Washington and beyond.
This year, Eric Liu will share his thoughts on the intersection of science and society, and the role he believes Pacific Science Center will play in connecting them. Citizen scientists and “citizen citizens” are vital for healthy communities, he writes in The Atlantic Monthly. “With big data and social media amplifying their wisdom, crowds of amateurs are remaking astronomy, finance, biochemistry and other fields.”
A best-selling author, educator and civic entrepreneur, Liu is founder of Citizen University, which promotes and teaches the art of creative citizenship. Liu served as a speechwriter for President Bill Clinton and later as the President's deputy domestic policy adviser. After the White House, he was an executive at the digital media company RealNetworks. Liu believes that “we live in an age when education is becoming more decentralized, and when social problems are becoming more complex. We all have to step up to be more engaged and creative citizens, as individuals and in our institutions.”

Each year the Foundations of Science Breakfast brings together members of the community to join a conversation about the impact of science, technology, math and engineering in our lives. From these conversations, we hope that guests will become inspired to make a minimum donation of $150 to help Pacific Science Center continue the programs that enhance our community.
Pacific Science Center thanks Barbara Hulit, President of Danaher Corporation and Former President of Fluke Corporation, for serving as the Chair of the 2013 Foundations of Science Breakfast.
A not-for-profit educational institution, Pacific Science Center greatly appreciates the support of our sponsors for the Foundations of Science Breakfast. Thanks to their generosity, every contribution made at the event will directly support science education. Founding Sponsor: Kibble & Prentice. Supporting Sponsors: Intellectual Ventures, Prairie Foundation, QBE, Sea-Bird Scientific, System to ASIC. Patron Table Sponsors: The Ginger & Barry Ackerley Foundation, The Boeing Company, DNA, TalentWise. Table Sponsors: Steve & Julie Bishop, The Boston Consulting Group, Fluke Corporation, Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, Pegasus Global Holdings, Seattle Children’s, John & Marilyn Warner.
Registration and networking begin at 7 a.m. and the program will run from 7:30-9 a.m.