You let us know what you missed most, and we’re making changes to get as close as we can to being there in person. This month’s program will be in “meeting” format so you can see other attendees and connect through chat.
Virtual doors will open at 7:30 a.m. with music and 15 minutes of social time.
Once the program concludes, we’ll open it up for additional networking.
Zoom invite will be sent upon registration.
This month’s featured sponsors:
This month’s speakers include:
NEW MOMENTUM IN LONG MARCH TOWARD EQUITY
Calls for racial equity and justice have reverberated across the country and throughout SLO County following George Floyd’s death nearly a month ago, marking a new era in the struggle against racism and police brutality. Cheryl Vines, secretary of SLO County’s NAACP branch, will provide a long view of recent events and hopes for this new momentum.
THE DETECTIVE WORK OF LIMITING VIRAL SPREAD
As SLO County sees an uptick in coronavirus infections, contact tracing moves to the fore of efforts to prevent a widespread outbreak. We wanted to know more about how it works, so we asked SLO County Public Health epidemiologist Ann McDowell to dive into the details of tracing the path of a virus.
THE NEW COVID CALCULUS OF DECIDING WHAT’S SAFE
Things continue to open up, but the virus is still out there. How do you decide what’s safe? The New York Times surveyed 500 epidemiologists on what they think, and among them was Cal Poly’s Dr. Marilyn Tseng. We asked her to share her approach to the mental calculations of deciding when to resume various activities.
CRAFTING A SOCIAL EXPERIENCE IN THE VIRTUAL WORLD
Cal Poly’s campus may be closed, but computer science students and faculty devised a way to be there for graduation: They built a virtual campus in the computer game Minecraft. It’s a prime example of the creativity people are using to replicate real-world experiences virtually, and Dr. Zöe Wood will tell us how it came about.
EVERY SILVER LINING HAS A CLOUD
One silver lining of the pandemic: reduced pollution and greenhouse gas emissions worldwide as more people stay at home. But it’s not all good news for Mother Earth, with backward progress on single-use items like plastic bags and take-out containers. EcoSlo Executive Director Mary Ciesinski surveys the plastic-strewn landscape.
SCHOOL LUNCH WITHOUT THE SCHOOL
Feeding thousands of children is no easy task under normal circumstances. Feeding them during a pandemic when school’s not even in session takes a whole new level of effort and ingenuity. San Luis Coastal Food Services Director Erin Primer will share how the district mobilized to provide 50,000 meals a week for the families who need it most.
GOOD MORNING SLO BREAKFAST SPECIALS FROM OUR MEMBERS
Coastal Peaks Roasters
Your choice of pastry and
12oz hot or 16oz cold beverage
7 to 10 a.m.
3566 S. Higuera St., Suite 100, SLO
Walk in or call ahead: (805) 543-0179
Thank you to our 2020 Good Morning SLO Annual Sponsors: