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Ann Arbor Spark

Lecture: “The Origins of Silicon Valley: Why and How It Happened”

Tuesday, May 21 2019 at 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Speaker: Paul Wesling, IEEE Life Fellow and Distinguished Lecturer (HP-retired)
Sponsors: IEEE Technology & Engng Mgmt (TEMS) and Young Professionals Chapters; U‐Mich Student Chapter
When: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 (networking/appetizers at 5:45 PM; lecture at 6:30 PM)
Where: 1670 BBB, University of Michigan, 2260 Hayward St, Ann Arbor
Cost: none
Registration:  https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/196683

Why did Silicon Valley come into being? Paul Wesling, an engineer, executive, resident, and educator, will give an exciting and colorful history of technology development and innovation that began in Palo Alto in 1909, then spread across the Santa Clara Valley following World War II. You’ll meet some of the people—Cyril Elwell, Lee de Forest, Bill Eitel, Charles Litton, Fred Terman, David Packard, Bill Hewlett, Russ Varian and others—and understand the management approaches that have come to define the electronics industry. Find out in this non-technical talk what makes the Valley so unique as the place where geeks gather to invent the future.

Post-talk reviews submitted by Stanford Historical Society members:
— Excellent speaker!! Great grasp of materials and breadth of his knowledge.
— Great speaker,  interesting and pertinent topic, both informative and entertaining.

Please invite your friends and co-workers!

University of Michigan
2260 Hayward St
Ann Arbor