Our Events

Blue Stockings Salon presents its Members and Guests with a whole new approach to social engagement.  Inspired by the 18th century French Salons, we host a modern-day version:  live, monthly events that invite dialog and interaction between the Speaker and Participants in a variety of intimate social settings.  This is an opportunity to make significant connections with fascinating and diverse people while stimulating your mind through thought-provoking topics, diversity of views, and spirited debate. Our lifestyles today have become so busy and digitized that the art of authentic communication and meaningful dialogue has been lost.

 

Blue Stockings Salon strives to bring back the human connection that we crave:  eye contact,  the spontaneity of live interactions … to be seen as well as heard. In essence, the Salon is the antithesis of the digital world.  Topics can cover all areas of the spectrum:  Life Sciences, The Arts, Technology, Current Affairs, Literature, or Leading Lifestyle Visionaries.  As always, our topics are chosen with careful consideration.  Our goal is to provide Members and Guests with the opportunity for rich social connections and to expand their minds.

U P C O M I N G   E V E N T S

  • 12/12/2017 – Phil Hellmuth

    Phil will share stories of his new book 'Poker Brat' taking you from the lows to the highs of his life, the strategies and struggles of the game and more....

“Norene has modernized the French Salon concept of rich conversation and meaningful connections. She attracts consistently top-notch speakers and incredibly warm and welcoming salon members;  this combination makes for a refreshingly earnest and open dialogue on a plethora of topics.  Unlike other speaking events where speakers are kept at arm’s’ length from the audience, the speakers and the salon members intermingle with one another, which makes for much more meaningful connections.”  Yumi Prentice – New Member​ 2015

“Fern and I want to thank you for getting us involved in Blue Stockings Salon. It has been a most rewarding experience expanding our horizons with interesting speakers and meeting new people who share common interests. The wine and hors d’oeuvres are always excellent making it a very complete evening. I would heartily recommend Blue Stockings to any inquisitive person.”  Gary & Fern Geschwind – Members since 2013

P A S T   E V E N T S

  • 4/5/2017 – John Dyson

    In less than two decades, this winery has achieved cult-status and garnered international acclaim for their Pinot Noirs, Chardonnays and Zinfandels - John will recount his story from Politics to Pinot!...

  • 10/25/2016 – Ken DeLeon

    Experiencing four life tragedies that were a catalyst for growth and evolution, Ken DeLeon will share his story of how he turned negative life events into positive growth. Filled with both philosophy and humor, Ken conveys the mindset and goals he used to overcome and learn from life’s hardships....

  • 6/9/2016 – Tom Kelley, IDEO

    Creative Confidence - Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us...

  • 4/28/2016 – Ann Mahony – The Silent Thief Stealing Your Future!

    Handwriting expert Ann Mahony is a certified forensic document examiner in both civil and criminal matters, providing expertise to the legal community, corporations, financial institutions and private individuals....

  • 1/28/2016 – Mike Robbins – The Power of Authenticity

    Mike Robbins is a sought-after keynote speaker who teaches people how to infuse their lives and businesses with authenticity and appreciation. In this presentation, which is based on the core principles of his book, Be Yourself, Everyone Else is Already Taken, Mike Robbins illustrates exactly how authenticity impacts relationships, trust, and productivity....