The Tech Awards 2014 Gala Invitation


Applied Materials presents

The Tech Awards 

Technology Benefiting Humanity

A signature program of The Tech Museum of Innovation
All net proceeds benefit education programs at The Tech.

The Tech Awards Gala

Thursday evening, November 13, 2014

See details below.
New Location:
San Jose McEnery Convention Center [view map]
150 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95113

Ted Turner

The Tech Awards James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian 2014

“Serving with Ted Turner on the Board of the United Nations Foundation, we have seen firsthand his tireless commitment to addressing humanity’s greatest challenges. …He has set a powerful example of how we can be effective agents of global change.”
—Queen Rania Al Abdullah, N. R. Narayana Murthy and Muhammad Yunus
Past recipients of the James C. Morgan Global Humanitarian Award 

Laureate Impact Award 2014: The Khan Academy

Salman Khan [left], ​​recipient of The Tech Awards 2009 Microsoft Education Award, with Dan'l Lewin, ​M​​icrosoft's ​Corporate VP ​of​ ​Technology ​and Civic Engagement

Simran Sethi, Gala host 

Named “the environmental messenger” by Vanity Fair and a top ten eco-hero of the planet by the UK’s Independent, Simran Sethi is a journalist and educator focused on environmentalism, sustainability, and social change. She is writing a book on the loss of biodiversity in our food system and is the host of the PBS QUEST series on science and sustainability.

Gala Schedule, Thursday, November 13, 2014, San Jose McEnery Convention Center

5:30 Registration • Lobby
5:45 Laureate showcase & reception • Grand Ballroom Foyer 
6:30 Seating • Grand Ballroom
6:45 Dinner followed by awards ceremony • Grand Ballroom
9:40 Post-ceremony reception • Grand Ballroom Foyer 
Free parking at SJ Convention Center Garage 
Overflow parking in nearby lots 
Formal attire of all cultures
Please bring your mobile device for a pledging opportunity.
For lodging needs on Thursday, November 13, 2014, please take advantage of a special rate offered by our exclusive hospitality sponsor, San Jose One Connection, a collaboration between San Jose Marriott and Hilton San Jose. 

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