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GABA Newsletter October 2008
In This Issue
GABA Events
Co-Sponsored Events
New and Renewing Members
Industry Groups
Job Board
Culture Selection
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GABA Events

Orange County Innovation 2008
Wednesday, October 1 2008 - 8:00am to Thursday, October 2 2008 - 5:00pm
Hyatt Regency Irvine, 17900 Jamboree Road,  Irvine
Join GABA and visit our booth as we take part in spotlighting the county's leaders in innovation. Orange County Innovation (OCI) will promote events, organizations, companies and entrepreneurs.

Christoph Ingenhoven: A Green Future
Thursday, October 2 2008, 6:00pm - 10:00pm
USC Davidson Conference Center, 3415 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles
Ingenhoven Architects is one of the world leaders in sustainable building and ecological design.

Oktoberfest with the LA Galaxy      
Sunday, October 12 2008, 3:00pm - 9:00pm
Home Depot Center in Carson, CA
Sing along and toast to all good tidings with authentic German Beer and traditional Oktoberfest fare as we bring the music and atmosphere of Bavaria to Southern California.

Cloud Computing - Is it Ready for the Enterprise?
Monday, October 13 2008, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
SAP Labs, Building D, 3410 Hillview Avenue, Palo Alto
Will cloud computing move into the business mainstream, or does it remain on the periphery of the enterprise? That's the question we'll examine in this exciting and timely discussion.

Winning PV Partnerships: A Bright Future for the U.S.-German Model
Tuesday, October 14 2008, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Omni Hotel, Salon DE, 675 L Street (and 6th Ave), San Diego
GABA is proud to announce its 3rd annual Clean Technology Industry Group event at the Solar Power International conference in San Diego. We invite you to join us for this high-level event, co-organized with Berlin Partner with the support of Invest in Germany and the German American Chambers of Commerce in San Francisco.

GABA Bay Area Stammtisch
Wednesday, October 15 2008, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Teskes-Germania Restaurant, 255 N. First Street at Devin, San Jose
No RSVP needed; free to attend.

The Connected Vehicle - Only the Sky is the Limit?
Wednesday, October 22 2008, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Altera Corp, 101 Innovation Dr, Building 3, Room 3171, San Jose
This event will feature Mr. Ron Wilson, Executive Editor of EDN Worldwide as moderator. Attendees will not only have the opportunity to meet him but also network with ten key European electronics editors including David Manners of Electronics Weekly, Ms. Martina Hafner of ElektronikPraxis, and Heinz Arnold of Markt&Technik, Germany.

4th Annual Oktoberfest Networking Reception - Members-Only
Thursday, October 23 2008, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Carroll, Burdick & McDonough LLP, 44 Montgomery, Suite 400, San Francisco
The German American Business Association, the German American Chamber of Commerce and the State of Bavaria invite you to our 4th Annual Oktoberfest Networking Reception. Please come and join us for some German food and beer.

Visit GABA's online event calendar for more information and to register!

Co-Sponsored Events 

High Tech Breakfast with Nicholas Carr
Tuesday, October 14 2008, 7:30am - 9:00am
Stanford University Campus, Palo Alto
A select number of Silicon Valley chief executives are being invited to share breakfast at the Stanford Faculty Club and hear a presentation by Nicholas Carr, the erudite and articulate author of 2004's ground-breaking "Does IT Matter?". The lecture is sponsored by T-Systems.

Max Raabe Concert - 15 % Discount On All Tickets
Saturday, October 18th 2008
Paramount Theatre in Oakland
The 26th Annual San Francisco Jazz Festival opens next month and features German vocalist Max Raabe and his big band, the Palast Orchester, performing impeccable hits from the 1920s and early '30s-as well as modern tunes done in a retro, Weimar-era style. More information about the concert can be found here. We'd like to offer all those affiliated with the German Consulate a special rate for this concert which includes a 15% discount on all tickets, plus no service fees (an extra savings of $6 per ticket). For more information on how to use the promotion code visit GABA's event calendar.

New and Renewing Members

Premium Corporate
 Basic Corporate

Individual Members

  • Wolfgang Beez
  • Joachim Hartmeyer
  • Susan Hauptvogel
  • Alex Hudspeth
  • Paul Kallmes (New)
  • Kora Krines (New)
For more information on how to become a GABA Member, contact, or visit our website to sign up online.
Member News

Growing Pains: Secrets for Setting Your Business Up for Success
October 6 2008, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, 2475 Hanover Street, Palo Alto
Expert panel discussion about attracting and retaining talent, building leadership teams, and actionable steps to tackle growing pains head on. For more information and to register, please visit the VC Taskforce website.

OPEN HOUSE @ German-American International School
Saturday, November 15 2008, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
275 Elliott Drive, Menlo Park
The  German-American International School Open House presents the International Baccalaureate program, the  Preschool and Kindergarten/Vorschule classes as well  as a discussion with GAIS alumni that have moved on to US high schools. Student performances round out the program. For more information please contact the school office at 650-324-8617 or

German Scholars Organization Events at UC Berkeley
On October 17 and 18, the German Scholars Organization (GSO) will be organizing their first workshop on skills in science management at UC Berkeley's Faculty Club. The workshop will be run jointly with the Leibniz-Association. For more information please see Also at Berkeley, a group of GSO-affiliated scholars meets regularly for informal get-togethers. The next meeting will be on Monday, October 6, 2008 at 7pm at Raleigh's, 2438 Telegraph Avenue. No pre-registration required. To sign up for local announcements, please email Tobias Schulze-Cleven at

New timepieces crafted by hand
Urs Ryser at Ryser Watch Company (Swisstimepieces) in Kentfield CA Marin County has come out with a new selection of watches. To see the latest timepieces that reflect the craftsmanship and artistry of its Swiss founder and owner, Urs Ryser, visit

JV-Global is going green
Solar Energy is the latest sector for which JV-Global is now running consumer-targeted online marketing campaigns. The focus includes makers of solar panels and installation providers who are experiencing rapid growth due to the increasing popularity of alternative energy. Email for more information.

News from the Industry Groups
Job Board

Teachers/Administrators for German-American International School
The German-American International School, located in Menlo Park, is looking for  
-   Preschool assistant (Full-time)
-   Kindergarten assistant (Full-time)
-   Math tutor for Middle School
-   After-school teachers (preschool and school level)
-   Director of Academic Program
-   Extra Curriculum teacher
-   Administrative Assistant (6 months maternity cover)
For more job details visit the GABA website.

Culture Selection

Other Words International Poetry Festival
Friday through Sunday, October 10 - October 12
Various locations in San Francisco, all events are free
The 6th Other Words International Poetry Festival will draw poets from Europe and the US to a variety of local venues.

The Art of Sea-Worn Ships Vernissage
Thursday, November 6, 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Crocker Galleria, 50 Post Street #41, San Francisco
The internationally acclaimed photography by GABA member Klaus Lange opens in San Francisco for the month of November at Art People.

14th BERLIN & BEYOND Film Festival
January 15 to 21, 2009
Castro Theatre in San Francisco
BERLIN & BEYOND presents independent dramatic, and documentary features and
shorts from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Space reservations for advertisements in the program must be received by Friday, October 31st. To
reserve ad space, contact Lisa Geduldig at (415) 431-7363 or