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Past Events

  • Meet a VC: Relay Ventures Will Answer Your Questions

    June 15, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT

    Startups & entrepreneurs: What you always wanted to know from a VC and never had the opportunity to ask. Are you ready to pitch at the right level? Are you clear on what VCs are looking for? Get your questions…

  • California Workplace – Back to “Normal”?

    June 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

    On June 15, California is planning to fully reopen its economy across the state. Will there be a “new normal” in the California workplace, and what will it be like for employers and employees? Join us as we discuss the…

  • Film Festival Strategy

    June 3, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

    Do you feel lost in the film festival world? Sandra Lipski, the founder of The Festival Key, a consulting company for filmmakers and film festivals, shares her knowledge with us about how to build a strong film festival strategy, stop…

  • Covid Testing in a Vaccinated Population: Needed or Obsolete?

    May 26, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

    While the number of fully vaccinated people in the U.S. continues to rise and infection numbers remain relatively low, demand for testing has decreased. Schools and many businesses, however, have implemented testing procedures to accelerate a return to campuses and…

  • AI: The next digital Revolution – Is Germany prepared?

    May 25, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

    Artificial Intelligence – Is Germany prepared to lead in the next digital Revolution? What is required – what is lacking? How do we ignite and accelerate AI adaption and commercialization to stay competitive? Get an overview of the concept “AI…

  • Living a “Double Life” in Germany and the U.S. – Dealing with Cultural Disparities in the German and US Workplace

    May 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

    Culture matters! Failed international projects or mergers have cost billions because the players were not aware of their cultural differences. This even applies to cultures that seem, at first sight, very similar to the United States and Germany.  In this presentation,…

  • Creating Movies in the Cloud – and how the global pandemic influenced future production and post-production processes

    May 13, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

    Our panel of Directors, Cinematographers, Producers, Editors, VFX Artists, Colorists, and Cloud Service Providers invites us to an in-depth review of their recent work on a Global Cloud Production. The panelists will reflect on movie production cloud services and will…

  • Venture Capital in Silicon Valley and Germany – What Do Startups Need to Know?

    April 27, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PDT

    While global venture capital is thriving, investor market and investment dynamics significantly differ by geography. As startups position themselves to raise equity funding, it is imperative to fully understand how different VC communities operate. What may be expected in the…

  • Living a “Double Life” in Germany and the U.S. – Immigration

    April 21, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

    This month’s topic will cover the visa and immigration process both for the USA and for Germany (more details below). The event will be split into two parts and attorneys from both countries present their perspectives, as well as offer…

  • Sharing AI Knowledge and Harnessing the Future of Innovation in a German-US Partnership

    April 19, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

    With a new administration in the US, and elections in Germany later this year, the German-US partnership will need to be re-defined. If done right, there will be opportunities abound for a new transatlantic cooperation and exchange on cutting-edge technologies…

  • Film Marketing and Financing – Become Your Own Producer

    April 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm PDT

    Paulo Leite will inspire us to explore the best mindset of filmmakers who want to advance their projects in the post-Covid film industry. The challenges include that regardless of your job (writer, director, etc.) you must bring marketing thoughts into everything you do.…

  • The Rise of Motion Capture

    March 25, 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm PDT

    What does Motion Capture mean for film professionals today? How does Motion Capture Technology work? What do Motion Capture Actors do? Is Motion Capture the Future of Filmmaking? Phillip Fury will answer these questions and show us a live demonstration from…

  • Pandemic Management and Preparedness in Germany and the U.S.: Looking forward

    March 24, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PDT

    We are delighted to present a panel discussion under the auspices of the German Embassy in Washington, D.C., with Professor Dr. Lothar Wieler, President of the German Robert Koch Institute, Loyce Pace, Global Affairs Director at the US Department of…

  • Living a “Double Life” in Germany and the U.S. – Cross-Border Healthcare

    March 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PDT

    The U.S. health insurance system could not be more different than that of Germany. This session will highlight the different systems as well as options for employees, the self-employed, and retirees. We will additionally explore repatriation: eligibility and options when…

  • Silicon Valley Pitch Secrets: The 3 Keys to Connecting with Investors

    March 2, 2021 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm PST

    Our presenters have written the complete guide to crafting a clear, compelling, credible pitch, designed to help entrepreneurs with their fundraising and their marketing communications. This event is for startups who want to energize their pitch, stand out from the…

  • Living a “Double Life” in Germany and the U.S.

    February 17, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

    Living in the U.S., planning to relocate to Germany or vice versa? Dual Citizen with ties to both countries and wanting to optimize your cross-border planning? Our “Living a Double Life” event series will cover cross border business topics such as Tax…

  • Composing Unmuted

    February 11, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST

    In this GABA Film Initiative webinar, we uncover the myths of the work of film and tv composers, their process, how to talk to them as a filmmaker, and why it is the best investment for a movie to hire…

  • The Future of Clean Energy Under Biden

    February 9, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

    How will the Joe Biden presidency impact energy markets and climate management worldwide? With the election of Joe Biden, U.S. energy policy is likely to shift dramatically toward sustainability, electrification, and climate action. Rejoining the Paris Climate Agreement and pursuing…

  • Covid-19 Vaccines in Record Time

    February 4, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST

    As the COVID-19 pandemic stretches into 2021 and vaccination campaigns are underway, we want to discuss what lies ahead with leading experts from industry and academia, the US and Germany. While science has amassed a truly amazing and unprecedented amount…

  • Living a “Double Life” in Germany and the U.S.

    February 3, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

    Living in the U.S., planning to relocate to Germany or vice versa? Dual Citizen with ties to both countries and wanting to optimize your cross-border planning? Our “Living a Double Life” event series will cover cross border business topics such as Tax…

  • Rocket Launch Your Career – Four Things You Can Do Immediately

    January 27, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

    Join our strategy-packed workshop with Beate Chelette, addressing career opportunities and challenges that you need to know about to move your career forward in 2021! What has worked successfully in the past might not work for your immediate future. Find…

  • Strategic vs Financially driven Corporate Venture Capital – What’s the “Right” Approach?

    January 19, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

    Corporate VCs have become a major force in terms of deal value in the US. Find out about their many flavors, investment strategies and business rationales.

  • 2021 Economic and Market Outlook Event

    2021 Economic & Market Outlook with Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian

    January 14, 2021 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm PST

    Virtual Luncheon with Dr. Mohamed A. El-Erian, one of the world's most influential economic thinkers, Chief Economic Advisor to Allianz, former CEO of PIMCO, and award-winning author.

  • Global Business Outlook 2021

    Global Business Outlook 2021

    December 10, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 pm PST

    GABA and the German Consulate present this opportunity to meet leading corporate fund managers from Europe and the U.S. who will share their views of next year's overall financial climate and funding for international technology companies.

  • Stunt Performer – Yesterday and Today

    December 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm PST

    Steven Shaw, stuntman, cinematographer, actor, director, invites us in for sharing stories and memories about his career in good old Hollywood. He is best known as photo double for Burt Reynolds and as camera operator/focus puller for E.T. Also joining us...

  • Current and Future US-German Relations Event

    Current and Future US-German Relations

    December 2, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm PST

    A Virtual Roundtable with Peter Beyer, Coordinator of Transatlantic Cooperation of the German Government, Member of the CDU, Angela Merkel's Party

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