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Rick's Calendar - 2017

Sept. 27 — Rick moderates the British American Business Council's annual awards dinner at the Westin South Coast Plaza.

Oct. 19 — Rick emcees the UCI Diabetes Center's annual benefit dinner.

Jan. 22 — Rick speaks to urban studies professor Joel Kotkin's class at Chapman University.

Past Events 2017

May 20 — Rick emcees a celebration of the late OC businessman and philanthropist Chuck Martin at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.

Apr. 20 — Rick interviews math genius Ed Thorp, author of "A Man for All Markets," at an evening book event at UC Irvine's Beckman Center.

Feb. 27 — Rick moderates an evening with social commentator Fran Lebowitz at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.

Feb. 16 — Rick introduces author Charles D. Martin ("Orange County, Inc.") at the Newport Beach Public Library.

Jan. 18 — Rick lectures on "Trump and Fake News" to Joel Kotkin's urban studies class at Chapman University.

Past Events 2016

Dec. 3 — Rick is a moderator at TEDxLA at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. Info at www.ted.com/tedx/events/12881.

Sept. 28 — Rick moderates the British American Business Council's annual awards dinner at 6 p.m. at the Westin South Coast Plaza. Info at babcoc.org.

Sept. 29 — Rick moderates Joel Kotkin and Marshall Toplansky’s presentation of their OC Model report at an invitation-only event at the Anaheim Packing House.

Sept. 21 — Rick emcees UC Irvine Health Diabetes Center's annual event at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach.

Sept. 16 — Rick moderates MemorialCare Health System's annual Presidents' Partnership event at the Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa.

July 7 — Rick and Merage School Dean Eric Spangenberg moderate a discussion launching Chuck Martin's book, "Orange County, Inc.," from 5 to 7 p.m. at UC Irvine's Beckman Center.

May 12 — May 12 – Rick emcees South Coast Metro Alliance's Mayor's Celebration at Samueli Theater, Costa Mesa, honoring philanthropists Julia and George Argyros and historian Hank Panian.

April 9 — Rick and his Studio SoCal co-host Elizabeth Espinosa conduct red-carpet interviews at PBS SoCal's annual gala at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach.

March 4 — Rick emcees the Catholic Diocese of Orange's Conference on Business and Ethics at the Hilton Anaheim Convention Center.

Jan. 25 — Rick guest lectures to urban studies Professor Joel Kotkin's class at Chapman University.

Past Events 2015

Nov. 19 — Rick and PBS SoCaL colleague Maria Hall-Brown emcee the 30th National Philanthropy Day luncheon at the Hotel Irvine.

Oct. 15 — Rick was recognized as one of 25 "inspirational individuals" at the 25th year luncheon of the Orange County Forum at the Irvine Hilton.

Sept. 15 — Rick is panel moderator for the British American Business Council OC's annual awards dinner at the Hotel Irvine featuring keynote speaker and former Allergan CEO David Pyott.

June 3 — Rick moderates MemorialCare Health System's Annual Health Care Forum for Business Leaders at the Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa.

May 22 — Rick emcees a Goodwill community appreciation breakfast at First American Financial Corp. in Santa Ana.

April 17 — Rick moderates the Orange Catholic Foundation's annual Conference on Business and Ethics" at the Hilton Costa Mesa.

Past Events 2014

Nov. 20 — Rick and PBS SoCaL colleague Maria Hall-Brown co-host the annual OC National Philanthropy Day event at the Hotel Irvine.

Nov. 4 — Rick moderates the Global Trends panel at the three-day Intel Global Summit at the Hyatt Regency Huntington Beach.

Oct. 7 — Rick emcees "Turning Runways into Greenways" at the Great Park in Irvine from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The event, co-sponsored by FivePoint Communities and the city of Irvine, marks the beginning of the removal of the former El Toro runways.

Sept. 24 — Rick moderates the British American Business Council OC's annual awards dinner.

Sept. 19 — Rick moderates the Friday sessions of the TEDxOrangeCoast Annual Conference at Soka University.

July 26 — Rick is the guest of Scott Hays and Robert Palmer on KX 93.5 FM's "Radio Caravan" from 8:30 to 9:00 AM.

May 17 — Rick and TV journalist Elizabeth Espinosa present the Community Champions awards at the PBS SoCaL gala at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa.

May 14 — Rick emcees MemorialCare's annual healthcare conference at the Hilton Orange County in Costa Mesa.

Jan. 23 — Rick joins a business media panel sponsored by the OC chapter of the Public Relations Society of America at the Doubletree Santa Ana.

Past Events 2013

Nov. 21 — Rick and PBS SoCal's Maria Hall-Brown emcee the National Philanthropy Day luncheon.

Sept. 20 — Rick is a moderator for the third annual TEDx Orange Coast conference, "Beautiful Minds," at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.

Sept. 19 — Rick moderates the British American Business Council OC's annual awards dinner at the Island Hotel.

June 11 — Rick moderates a Q-and-A session with the U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Air Force Ret. Gen. James B. Smith, at a World Affairs Council of Orange County dinner at the Westin South Cost Plaza.

May 17 — Rick moderates a panel on healthcare reform at MemorialCare Health System's invitation-only Presidents' Partnership annual meeting at the Long Beach Hyatt.

May 8 — Rick emcees an American Red Cross cocktail party at the Center Club in Costa Mesa to thank Orange County residents who contributed to the 2012 Hurricane Sandy relief effort.

April 27 — Rick works and walks "the red carpet" at PBS SoCal's annual gala at the Atlantic Aviation hangar at John Wayne Airport.

Feb. 13 — Rick moderates a World Affairs Council panel, "Iranian Imbroglio," featuring author Eldon Griffiths and political activist Fred Ameri, at the Westin South Coast Plaza.

Jan. 16 — Rick moderates an Orange County Economic Forecast and Market Update conference at the City National Grove of Anaheim.

Past Events 2012

Dec. 7 — Rick discusses "Election 2012: How the Results Will Impact Small Business" at Saddleback College.

Oct. 10 — Rick is one of the moderators of the day-long TEDxOrangeCoast conference at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Themed "Redefining Relevance," it’s a regional version of the TED "big ideas" global conferences. Speakers include Pastor Rick Warren, developer Emile Haddad, Hoag Hospital CEO Richard Afable and former baseball player Shawn Green.

Sept. 20 — Rick moderates the British American Business Council, Orange County's awards dinner at the Island Hotel.

Sept. 13 — Rick introduces author Erik Larson ("The Devil in the White City"), who will talk about his latest bestseller, "In the Garden of Beasts," at the Newport Beach Central Library.

July 27 — Rick moderates a panel featuring Dan Walters of the Sacramento Bee, David Crane of Stanford and the OC Register's Brian Calle at the "Governing California" symposium organized by Concordia University and USC.

June 7 — Rick moderates a luncheon debate on high-speed rail at Westin South Coast Plaza sponsored by the Association of California Cities Orange County. UCI Professor Sarah Catz and Assemblywoman Cathleen Galgiani argue for the rail, OC Supervisor Shawn Nelson and Assemblywoman Diane Harkey take the "nay" side.

Feb. 21 — Rick emcees a Newport Harbor evening cruise benefiting the American Red Cross and featuring Ret. Lt. Gen. Russel Honore, commander of the Hurricane Katrina rescue mission.

Past Events 2011

Sept. 17 — Rick emcees the City of Hope's Spirit of Life Gala honoring Gary Hunt of California Strategies at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel. Former Hewlett-Packard chief and GOP Senate candidate Carly Fiorina, a cancer survivor, is featured speaker.

June 28 — Rick makes introductions at the Orange County Business Journal's General Counsel Awards dinner.

April 26 — Rick moderates "The Great Pension Debate: Can Pensions be Reformed Cooperatively?" pitting Steven Greenhut, editor-in-chief of CalWatchdog.com, against Nick Berardino, general manager of the OC Employees Association. The event is sponsored by the Pacific Research Institute and the Lincoln Club of OC.

March 31 —Rick moderates the "2011 Outlook" panel sponsored by the OC Forum and featuring La Jolla Institute President Steve PonTell, OC Business Council President Lucy Dunn and OC Taxpayers Association President Curt Pringle.

Feb. 10 —Rick moderates a dinner panel on U.S. immigration policy sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Orange County at the Irvine Marriott Hotel. Panelists are Mexican Consul Alejandra Garcia Williams; former state Sen. Dick Ackerman; and Chapman University Professor Tibor Machan.

Past Events 2010

Oct. 14 — Rick moderates a pre-election roundtable sponsored by the League of California Cities and featuring OC Democratic Party Chairman Frank Barbaro, OC Republican Party Chairman Scott Baugh, lawyer Wylie Aitken and Tustin Mayor Jerry Amante.

Aug. 26 — Rick moderates a "Congressional Update" featuring Orange County representatives Loretta Sanchez, John Campbell, Ed Royce, Dana Rohrabacher, Ken Calvert and Gary Miller.

June 2 — Rick emcees the TechAmerica High-Tech Innovation Awards dinner at the Hyatt Regency Irvine.

May 13 — Rick emcees the Association for Corporate Growth OC chapter's annual awards dinner at the Island Hotel Newport Beach.

May 6 —Rick introduces Sir Eldon Griffiths at the Balboa Bay Club, Newport Beach. Griffiths is the author of a new two-volume autobiography, "TransAtlantic Man" and "Global Citizen."

March 18 —Rick speaks at the Junior Achievement of Orange County Awareness breakfast at the Center Club in Costa Mesa.

Past Events 2009

Oct. 26 — Rick rides in the annual Anaheim Halloween Parade.

Oct. 15 — Rick is master of ceremonies for the Orange County Business Journal's "Fastest-Growing Private Companies" cocktail reception at the Hyatt Regency Irvine.

Sept. 24 — Rick emcees the OC Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" Awards luncheon at the Hyatt Regency Irvine.

Sept. 17 — Rick moderates a discussion among business executives at a dinner in the Hilton Orange County/Costa Mesa sponsored by the British American Business Council.

June 6 — Rick emcees the American Lung Assoc's Oxygen Ball aboard Majestic Yacht in Newport Harbor. The event marks the association's 100th anniversary in OC.

May 20 — Rick and Maria Hall Brown emcee the Literacy Project Foundation's inaugural luncheon at Big Canyon Country Club in Newport Beach.

April 22 — Rick introduces the Orange County Business Journal's 2008 Businessperson of the Year, Pimco CEO Mohamed El-Erian, at the OC Forum luncheon.

Past Events — 2008

Nov. 12 —Rick hosts the Anaheim Chamber of Commerce's 2008 Anaheim Business Awards Luncheon at the Disneyland Hotel.

Oct. 2 — Rick emcees the Orange County Business Journal's Fast-Growing Private Companies Awards cocktail reception at the Hyatt Regency Irvine.

July 17 — Rick introduces keynote speaker Russ Stanton, editor of the Los Angeles Times, at the Orange County Press Club banquet.

June 28 —Rick and fellow KOCE personality Maria Hall Brown conduct televised interviews and the televised drawing for a BMW at the public television station's 35th anniversary gala.

June 19 — Rick moderates a panel featuring Anaheim Mayor Curt Pringle and executives from J.D. Power and Associates at the annual Orange County Mayors' Summit.

March 19 — Rick moderates a luncheon featuring best-selling author Daniel Pink ("A Whole New Mind") sponsored by Arts Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education.

March 6 — Rick emcees ARCS' 8th Annual Scholarship Awards Dinner at the Beckman Center in Irvine. The event honors young University of California, Irvine scientists.

Feb. 13 — Rick moderates a panel discussion about the media's coverage of indicted former Orange County Sheriff Mike Carona.


Rick Reiff donates his speaking fees to charity.