Media Advisory

May 15, 2015

WHO: The Center for Civic Engagement Future40 Series marks the 40th anniversary of The San Diego Foundation and looks ahead to the next 40 years by engaging local, regional and national thought leaders such as David Brin, award-winning science fiction author and futurist.
WHAT: San Diego, 2055: What will remain? What will be lost? What will we have done to face our region’s most pressing challenges and seize its most exciting opportunities? Join us as we host science fiction author, scientist and futurist David Brin on an exploration of trends in our region and possibilities for San Diego’s future. Brin’s 1989 ecological thriller, “Earth,” foreshadowed climate change, cyberwarfare and the World Wide Web. Brin appears frequently on programs such as “Nova, The Universe and Life After People,” speaking about science and future trends. His non-fiction book, “The Transparent Society: Will Technology Make Us Choose Between Freedom and Privacy?” won the Freedom of Speech Award of the American Library Association.
WHERE: Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice – University of San Diego
5998 Alcala Park, San Diego, CA 92110
Complimentary parking available on site
WHEN: Wednesday, May 27, 5:00-6:30pm
The event is open to the public. Space is limited. RSVP at
WHY: For four decades, The San Diego Foundation has grown a more vibrant region by supporting ideas, as well as the individuals who conceive them and institutions that propel them. Future40 is a series of public events that continues this legacy by engaging leading thinkers to raise provocative questions, highlight new possibilities, and challenge our assumptions about the future of San Diego.

The Future40 series marks the 40th anniversary of The Foundation, and extends the conversation through 2015 to help us explore the possibilities for our region. Future40 will engage a wide cross-section of San Diegans, including thought leaders, scholars, and champions of change, who will raise important questions, discuss changing constructs, and identify emerging opportunities — and through these exchanges, shape a more equitable future for all.

About The San Diego Foundation
Founded in 1975, The San Diego Foundation’s purpose is to promote and increase effective and responsible charitable giving. The Foundation manages more than $675 million in assets, more than half of which reside in permanent endowment funds that extend the impact of today’s gifts to future generations. Since its inception, The Foundation has granted more than $916 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. For more information, visit The San Diego Foundation’s website, SDF News blog, Facebookand Twitter pages.

Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600,
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300,