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Commonwealth Club
595 Market Street San Francisco, CA 94105
415-597-6700
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http://www.commonwealthclub.org/events/2011-05-25/jack-dorsey-21st-...

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Check out Dorsey’s Twitter feed.
Square is on Twitter, too.
Environmental advocate and activist Van Jones won last year’s 21st Century Visionary Award.

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*21st Century Visionary Award *

Jack Dorsey, Co-founder, Twitter; Founder and CEO, Square

Entrepreneur, programmer, botanist, jeans designer, taxi cab enthusiast and wanna-be mayor of New York City—Dorsey is a Jack-of-all-trades. Best known for revolutionizing communication via Twitter, Dorsey is now making waves with his one-inch-by-one-inch device called Square. “Payment is another form of communication,” he says. “It’s never been designed. It’s never felt magical.” Who else relates financial transactions to magic? Join the Commonwealth Club in finding out more about this technologist who thinks differently.

About the Ticket Supplier: Commonwealth Club

The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation’s oldest and largest public affairs forum, presenting over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy.

Founded in 1903, the Commonwealth Club has played host to a diverse and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Erin Brockovich in 2001. Along the way, Martin Luther King, Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton and Bill Gates have all given landmark speeches at the Club.