TEDxConstitutionDrive is a non-profit program fiscally sponsored by Philanthro Productions, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization – Tax ID: 20-8695723. Ticket fees will go towards event planning and speaker expenses. Fees cover speaker sessions, snacks, lunch and one wine-tasting flight.

Date and Time:

May 4th, 2013 from 9:30am to 4:00pm.
Registration opens tomorrow (Saturday, May 4) at 9:30AM and concludes with a wine tasting and tour of the cars and winery at 4:00 PM. TechShop is also hosting an optional tour of their Menlo Park facility (about 10 min walk away) after the event is done, at about 5pm.


Auto-Vino – A Preserve for Fine Cars & Wine
20,000 square foot facility including a fully working winery and fabulous classic collector cars.


205 Constitution Dr Menlo Park, CA 94025

Parking Details:

Free parking is available in the back lot and on the street. The storefront has bright red posts on the outside, and there should be a TEDxConstitutionDrive sign as well.

Food & Drink:

For some, the most interesting part of this email — yes, we will be serving breakfast, lunch, snacks and closing with a wine-tasting. Our immense thanks to our food sponsors – Straus Creamery (yogurt), DAVIDsTEA (tea), ROASTCo (coffee), San Franola (granola), and Tacolicious (tacos).


We are happy to end the day with a full wine-tasting from the fully working winery on site, Woodside Vineyards, including WV Chardonnay, WV Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, WV Pinot Noir, and WV Zinfandel.

Winery & Car Tours:

Buff Giurlani, the proprietor of this phenomenal establishment, will provide tours at the end of the day – while you’re sipping on wine of the fully working winery and the phalanx of extravagant cars under his room. He may, if you’re lucky, give you a peek at the cigar lounge (a.k.a. our speaker’s lounge) as well.

TechShop Tour:

After the event is over, attendees will have the opportunity to take a warm pleasant 10-minute stroll (or 2-minute drive) over to the original TechShop around the corner, where they will have a chance to take a tour of this hackerspace that inspired a whole generation of future makers (http://www.techshop.ws/). Our thanks to Clay Lambert and Blaine Dehmlow for their support of this event.

5-Minute Massages

Once again, the wonderful Jamin Shoulet will be around during breaks and lunch to offer his sinfully fabulous services in 5-minute increments. Don’t miss out.

Silicon Alley

We will continue the tradition of recognizing that sometimes you need to step away and do a bit of work by offering again a Silicon Alley area replete with power strip and your own video game rocker.

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