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Save the Date: October 2014

Vu Chung

October Save the DateOctober is the month for Breast Cancer Awareness and Domestic Violence Awareness. Additional information can be found here and here.

Bookmark these non-fiction book launches in October: The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution by Walter Isaacson (Oct. 7), Worthy Fights: A Memoir of Leadership in War and Peace by Leon Panetta (Oct. 7) and Yes Please by Amy Poehler (Oct. 28). It's not too late to also mention that in September, Sir Richard Branson launched his latest book on leadership called The Virgin Way: Everything I Know About Leadership, and Peter Thiel published his second book called Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future. Happy reading!

Gorkana's Media Briefing event is back in October with an opportunity for folks based in San Francisco to meet the USA Today West Coast team (Oct. 1). Details here.

The International Monetary Fund and World Bank Group bring together central bankers, ministers of finance and development, private sector executives and academics at their annual meetings on Oct. 10-12 in Washington, D.C. Topics of discussion will include the world economic outlook, poverty eradication, economic development, and aid effectiveness.

PRSA hosts its 2014 International Conference also in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 12-14. Attracting thousands of PR professionals, the focus of the conference is "on the evolving techniques, trends and technologies, helping [today's] public relations professionals." Confirmed keynote speakers include Amy Robach of "Good Morning America", Polly LaBarre of Fast Company, Chuck Todd of NBC, Mike Buckley of Facebook and Walter Isaacson of the Aspen Institute.

For you baseball fans out there, game 1 of the 2014 World Series starts on Tuesday, Oct. 21.

The Wall Street Journal is bringing together "select global CEOs, leading thinkers and sought-after entrepreneurs–both established and emerging–to explore the most compelling tech opportunities around the world" at its inaugural WSJDLive conference on Oct. 27-29 in Laguna Beach, CA. Hosted by its senior editors, confirmed speakers include Marc Andresssen, Co-founder and General Partner Andreessen Horowitz; Jack Ma, Executive Chairman Alibaba Group; and Peter Thiel, Partner Founders Fund and Co-founder Mithril Capital Management.

What are the opportunities and challenges with America's trading partner, Europe? Watch a live stream of The Economist's America's Cornerstone on this topic on Oct. 30th to learn more.

Wrapping up this first month of Fall is Halloween on Oct. 31. Chocolate rules the top candy list according to the National Confectioners Association. And, this is good news for Hershey and Mars because every chocolate brand is made by either company.

Other important, if not quirky, events to take place in the month of October include Techies Day (Oct. 3), World Teacher's Day (Oct. 5), Columbus Day (Oct. 13), National Dessert Day (Oct. 14) and United Nations Day (Oct. 24). You can get a complete listing hereEnd of Story

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