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UPDATE: After much consideration and consultation with our ALDA leadership, we have decided to postpone the March 18 event to 3-5 months from now, or when this crisis has passed.  We do not have a definitive date in mind but will notify members as soon as possible. 

We appreciate your understanding.

Directed to senior executives, especially those in the Bay area, our regional dinners present a great opportunity to connect with and stay in touch with other companies and top executives in an informal environment outside of ALDA’s semi-annual meetings. The dinners also present an opportunity to introduce members of your executive team who may not regularly attend our senior executive meetings to the ALDA network.

We are pleased that Dr. Stephen Quake, Professor of Bioengineering and Applied Physics at Stanford and Co-President of Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, will be the featured guest speaker at this year’s ALDA’s annual dinner. Dr. Quake’s research is at the nexus of biology, physics and technology development. He has invented many measurement tools for biology, including new DNA sequencing technologies that have enabled rapid analysis of the human genome and microfluidic automation that allows scientists to efficiently isolate individual cells and decipher their genetic code.

Dr. Quake is also well known for his work inventing new diagnostic tools, including the first non-invasive prenatal test for Down syndrome and other aneuploidies. His innovations have helped to radically accelerate the pace of biology and have made medicine safer by replacing invasive biopsies with simple blood tests.



Venue Phone: (650) 561-1500

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2825 Sand Hill Rd, Menlo Park, California, 94025, United States


Set on 16 private acres, this sophisticated hotel is a 7-minute walk from Sharon Heights Golf Club, 10.7 miles from Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts and 3.1 miles from Stanford Shopping Center.

Upscale rooms feature walk-in closets, rainfall showerheads and marble bathtubs. All have balconies or terraces (some with mountain views), flat-screen TVs, DVD players, iPod docks and free WiFi. Villas with living rooms, full kitchens and multiple bedrooms are also available.

Dining options range from a fine dining restaurant to a casual grill. Other amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a spa with treatments, a courtyard and a fitness center.