History Live: The Idea Factory

Date: July 18, 2012
Time: 6:00 p.m. reception, 7:00 p.m. program

315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: Free
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Join us as author Jon Gertner and CHF senior research fellow David C. Brock discuss the history of technology in America and Bell Labs’ central place in that story.

Jon Gertner is an editor at Fast Company. His recent book The Idea Factory has received glowing reviews in the New York Times and the Economist and earned him appearances on C-SPAN and NPR’s Science Friday.

David C. Brock has written extensively about the history of Silicon Valley and such innovators as Gordon Moore and William Shockley.


6:00 p.m. Reception
7:00 p.m. History Live conversation
8:00 p.m. Book signing with Jon Gertner
Dessert and coffee

More information

For additional information, please contact Nancy Vonada, manager of events and donor relations, at 215.873.8226 or nvonada@chemheritage.org.

History Live presents first-person accounts of legendary careers before a live audience.

CHF’s Oral History Program captures and preserves the oral memoirs of notable figures in chemistry and related fields.


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