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NEW LOCATION - Second Stanford in Redwood City Speaker Event Featuring Carol Dweck, Author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success

The second in a series of speaker events provided as one of the educational benefits contained in Stanford’s development agreement with Redwood City

Post Date:09/08/2014

For Immediate Release

September 30, 2014


Redwood City, CA - Due to the remarkable number of RSVPs, the October 16th speaking engagement by Professor Carol Dweck will be relocated to the Fox Theatre. The date and time have not changed.

FREE Parking - the County garage, located at Veterans and Middlefield, has 797 FREE parking spaces starting at 5pm on Oct 16. It is less than a five-minute walk to the Fox Theatre.

Please view this map for information on nearby parking lots and garages.

The City of Redwood City and the Stanford Graduate School of Business partner for the second of the Stanford in Redwood City Speaker Series events, scheduled for:

Thursday October 16, 2014 
5:30 – 7 pm (doors open 5 pm – general seating)
Fox Theatre2215 Broadway, Redwood City (NEW LOCATION)
FREE and open to the community
More information and RSVP at

The speaker for this event is renowned researcher on motivation and achievement, Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology at Stanford University. Professor Dweck is especially known for her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success, which focuses on why people succeed and how to foster success. During this engagement, she’ll explain how, with the right mindset, you can motivate anyone — employees, students, peers, children — to reach their goals, both personally and professionally. Her work has been featured in The New Yorker, Time, NPR’s Tech Nation, The Wall Street Journal, Good Morning America, and many other publications and media outlets.

The fascinating, timely, and useful information presented by Professor Dweck will be of particular significance to parents looking for ways to help their children thrive and succeed; to educators seeking to motivate their students; to employers interested in rallying their employees toward success; and to leaders in any field who are working to bring about positive change. Pre-registration is encouraged – interested community members can RSVP at

We’re fortunate to have Professor Dweck here to share her knowledge around motivation and achievement. Participants are sure to gain some great ideas and a better understanding of the psychology of success,” said Redwood City Mayor Jeffrey Gee. “It’s exciting that the Stanford in Redwood City speaker series is bringing to our community such world-class thinkers. This and other joint programs illustrate the value in this partnership between Redwood City and Stanford, and our residents and businesses are already enjoying the benefit of this collaboration.”

The Stanford in Redwood City Speaker Series is one of many benefits contained in the City’s development agreement with Stanford University, which is expanding its campus to Redwood City - and for the first time beyond Palo Alto. The Speaker Series is part of an entrepreneurship education program, which is one element of Stanford’s $15 million investment in benefits to Redwood City negotiated as part of the University’s plan to develop a new campus on 35 acres of land at the previous Mid-Point Technology Park on Broadway.

As part of their investment, Stanford will also provide infrastructure improvements including upgraded storm water and street systems in nearby neighborhoods, and contribute to community art and music programs, and to a new joint-use senior center at Red Morton Park. The entrepreneurial education component of the agreement includes two speaker events per year for five years, in addition to an Entrepreneurship Boot Camp to provide executive education opportunities to help support the success of Redwood City businesses.

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Audrey Seymour Ramberg
Assistant City Manager

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