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Darien Neighbors, Global Players Speakers Series Presented by the Darien Community Association

April 28, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


This highly-acclaimed speaker series returns for a 4th year. This year’s series includes three online events, in partnership with DAF Media. Registrants will receive an email with access link the afternoon of the event.

Jad Finck
VP of Innovation and Sustainability, Allbirds
Innovating Better Things in a Better Way
In Conversation with Nate Checketts, Co-Founder and CEO of Rhone
Wednesday, April 28, 7:00pm

Allbirds is well-known for their ultra-comfy merino Wool Runners. As one of their first employees, Jad Finck leads the development of the company’s major footwear and apparel innovations including their eucalyptus fiber Tree fabric and SweetFoam™, a Time Best Invention of the Year. A graduate of Darien High School, Stanford University and USC’s Marshall School of Business, Jad is excited to “return home.”

Our other speaker series events:

Chase Carey and Mark Waller
Chase Carey: Chairman, Formula 1
Mark Waller: Chief Commercial Officer, McLaren Racing
Inside the Business of Formula 1
In Conversation with Jay Alter, ESPN broadcaster
Thursday, May 13, 7:00pm

Michael J. Mauboussin
Head of Consilient Research, Counterpoint Global, Morgan Stanley
Methods to Improve Decisions
Tuesday, May 25, 7:00pm

Platinum Sponsor: John M. Glover Insurance Agency
Silver Sponsor: Connecticut Community Bank
Bronze Sponsors: PG Properties • Darien Police Association

Ticket Information:
Series tickets for all three speakers: $80 DCA members / $120 public
Individual speaker tickets: $30 DCA members / $45 public
Purchase series and/or Jad Finck tickets by April 28 at 3:00pm.
Buy online at or through the DCA office, 203-655-9050 extension 10.

DAF Media brings together student volunteers to livestream sports, arts and community events. DAF Media is a joint venture between The Darien Athletic Foundation and The Darien Foundation.

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April 28, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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