Thank you to all our guests for helping us make this year’s World Science Festival Gala a smashing success! We’ve gathered some of the highlights from the celebration on our blog.
The World Science Festival Gala is annual celebration of the adventure, culture and content of science that features outstanding performances as well as an evening of science-infused delicacies. The Gala provides critical support to the Festival’s year-round educational programs, both live and in the digital space.
This year’s Gala Honoree is the astonishing Mary-Claire King, one of the most important geneticists of our time, a trailblazing role model and outspoken advocate for women scientists. Among her myriad accomplishments is the discovery of the first breast cancer gene, BRCA1 – a finding that has saved countless lives, and her work, always infused with a deep sense of humanity, continues to improve the world.
|GALA CO-CHAIRS||HONORARY COMMITTEE|
|Barbara Amonson and Vincent Della Pietra||Alan and Arlene Alda|
|Loreen Arbus||Joshua Bell|
|Pamela Hurst and Stephen Della Pietra||Rosanne Cash|
|Eleanor and Howard Morgan||David Chase|
|Lynda and Stewart Resnick||Anna Deavere Smith|
|Julia and Russell Shepard||Cameron Diaz|
|Robbert Dijkgraaf and Pia de Jong|
|GALA VICE-CHAIRS||Elaine Fuchs|
|Peter F. Brown and Peggy Hamburg||Eric Lander|
|Gerry Ohrstrom||Shirley Ann Jackson|
|William Mayer||Paul Nurse|
|Emily McKhann and Andy Cooper||Gillian Small|
|Rory Riggs and Margaret Crotty||Wendy Suzuki|
|Stephen Robert||Naomi Watts and Liev Schreiber|
|and Pilar Crespi Robert|
|Beth and David Shaw|
|Benjamin Weston and Judith Cox|
The 2014 Gala brings the extra dimension of taste, with culinary innovators and mixologists concocting science-inspired spirits and edibles. Read about Kyl21 and Loliware, and Shoots and Roots Bitters on our blog.