Yaddo Variations 2018

New York City, Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Dallas, San Francisco Please join us for an extraordinary series of events celebrating our role as a provider of transformational space, time and community to thousands of visionary talents. Browse our menu, below, for details on our remarkable guests of honor and hosts, and reserve tickets to support Yaddo, as we prepare for our second century of service to the next generation of writers and artists. “At its best, [art] is the experience…

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Summer Benefit 2018

Join Yaddo on Thursday, June 28, once again under the pines on the Yaddo grounds, for a night to remember with our special guest, Pulitzer Prize-winning Yaddo author, Elizabeth Strout. Enjoy a lively conversation with the author of such bestsellers as Olive Kitteridge, The Burgess Boys, My Name Is Lucy Barton, and her latest, Anything Is Possible. Please mark your calendars. Tickets and more information will be available soon! For more information, visit yaddo.org

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Yaddo Presents: Sigrid Nunez

In concert with Northshire Bookstore, Yaddo is pleased to present Sigrid Nunez, whose new novel The Friendoffers an unsentimental portrayal of loss, the human-canine bond, and the healing power of literature. In The Friend, a writing professor loses her best friend to suicide and subsequently adopts his orphaned Great Dane. A self-described cat person, the narrator accepts the 180-pound dog in spite of her rent-stabilized lease, which prohibits the animal. Together, they grapple with overwhelming grief for the man who anchored their…

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Guyana Expedition

VIDEO — The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History Ornithology Department organized the expedition to Guyana. It was supported by Holt Thrasher, Brad Palmer and Kevin Kimberlin, Chairman of Spencer Trask & Co., whose experience is documented in this presentation.

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Field Notes From An Ethical Minefield

Princeton Public Lectures Presents Katherine Boo, Author and Journalist Wednesday, November 8, 2017 McCosh Hall, Room 50; 6:00 pm In the second annual Distinguished Teaching Lecture in Service and Civic Engagement, journalist and author Katherine Boo will discuss some lessons learned in 25 years of investigating injustice in dis-empowered communities. Katherine Boo’s 2012 book Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity won nonfiction prizes from PEN, the Los Angeles Times Book Awards, the New York Public…

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Kevin Kimberlin’s Contribution to the Arts

Yaddo, a creative community for artists, has a rich history dating back to 1900.  Spencer Trask, an 1800s financier whose contributions include funding Thomas Edison’s light bulb and the westward expansion of the railroads, along with his wife Katrina donated their 40 acre estate to the arts, as a retreat and a place for contemplation.  To learn more about Yaddo’s history, please visit yaddo.org. Kevin Kimberlin, Chairman of Spencer Trask & Co., is an Honorary Lifetime Member in recognition of his support of…

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The David Lynch Foundation, TM and World Peace

Meditating to World Peace On June 5, The David Lynch Foundation will host: A Night of Laughter & Song to benefit veterans, at-risk youth and women and children suffering from domestic abuse.  Featuring Jerry Seinfeld, Jay Leno, Hugh Jackman and Margaret Cho, my wife and I will be presented with the “Lifetime in Service for Peace” award by The David Lynch Foundation (DLF).      Transcendental Meditation (TM) David Lynch, the beloved auteur, created the David Lynch Foundation to encourage…

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Innovation: Kevin Kimberlin on Healthcare Reform

“ If the United states as a whole could safely achieve spending levels comparable to those of the lowest-spending regions, annual savings of up to 30% of Medicare expenditures could be achieved.” “Such savings could provide the resource to fund important new benefits, such as expanded Medicare coverage….” The implications of regional variations in Medicare spending; The Annals of Internal Medicine; Elliott Fisher of the Dartmouth Institute and David Weinberg, President of Health Dialog Analytics, et al. February 18, 2003.…

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Innovation: Kevin Kimberlin on Networking

What innovation led to the explosive growth of the Internet? Some would say the free release, by Tim Berners-Lee, of the World Wide Web (WWW)1 on April 30, 1993. Others cite Version 1.0 of the graphical browser, Mosaic, introduced on November 11, 1993.2 While these garnered well-deserved recognition, let us consider another, less well known candidate. During this formative era, Dr. David Huber and Kevin Kimberlin began working together to make high-capacity optical networking systems.

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