Friday, February 17th

3:00pm, Registration Opens

Lobby

4:00pm, Hospitality Opens

Burbank Hospitality Room

5:00–6:00pm, Homeless, NOT Helpless

Moorel Bey

Pasadena Room

During the height of the Great Recession in 2009, and after being laid off from Walt Disney Pictures, Moorel and her family became homeless. She was nine months pregnant. Moorel recounts her family’s six-month ordeal and how she was able to pull herself and her family out of the dismal situation utilizing a matter-of-fact approach to their predicament.

Craig Lancaster

Hollywood Room

The decade 1910–1919 was perhaps the most important in the history of American popular music. The decade featured the first jazz recordings. It also featured the first songs published by W. C. Handy, the “Father of the Blues.” Handy’s music was also credited as the inspiration for the foxtrot dance. The years 1917–18 were significant for the music of the Great War.

5:00–6:00pm, Game: Palabra

Jay Friedlander

Beverly Hills Game Room

Cards with color-coded letters create crafty new ways to score. Make words from cards—all the same color scores double. Make “straights” of three or more consecutive letters. Starred cards double or triple the value. Make “flushes” (five or more cards all the same color, no word necessary). And other shrewd and wily ways to score.

5:00pm, StaRGazers’ Lounge Opens

Presidential Suite, 9th Floor

Our fun, relaxed lounge returns this year on the 9th Floor. Please note that staying open is dependent upon volunteers. Please find Desiree in Hospitality or ask at the Registration desk if it is not open in order to volunteer.

6:00–7:15pm, Gen X/Gen Y Meet-and-Greet

Jerilyn Phippeny

StaRGazers Lounge

Come meet like-minded Mensans from your age group as we chat, enjoy the evening, and get to know each other before the Pub Crawl. Share some ideas about what makes our generations of Mensans great, and how we can encourage deeper involvement.

6:00–8:00pm, Periodic arrivals of several varieties of pizza

Burbank Hospitality Room

6:15–7:15pm, From Information Age to Misinformation Age: Grow and Succeed with Competitive Intelligence

Seena Sharp

Pasadena Room

Seena will demonstrate how smart companies have succeeded or failed based on expertise, internal assumptions, and facts. You will be shocked at what’s true today and how informed companies have seized growth opportunities that most other companies missed.

6:15–7:15pm, Game: Not-So-Trivial Trivia

Jana Bickel

Hollywood Room

Teams of 3 will match wits to answer trivia questions that range from the sublime to the ridiculous to the arcane. Winning team gets a gift to share. The trivia master has the final word on correct answers. Come try your hand at these 25 questions and a bonus.

7:00–7:30pm, New Member Meet-and-Greet

Desiree Elliott

Glendale Room

Come meet fellow recently-joined or newly-involved Mensans as we chat, enjoy the evening, and get to know each other before the pub crawl. Be prepared to share some ideas about how we can encourage deeper involvement so we can all get the most out of our organization.

7:30pm, Registration closes

Lobby

7:30–8:45pm, LEADING with VISION - The Leader’s Blueprint for Creating a Compelling Vision and Engaging the Workforce

Simon Vetter

Pasadena Room

This dynamic and interactive presentation will uncover the quest for leaders to create an inspiring, high-performing culture in which people are compelled to go to work. Participants will learn how to unlock the power of vision, unleash collective intelligence and creativity, forge clarity and apply a six step process to put the vision into action.

7:30–8:00pm, Annual StaRGazer’s Pub Crawl Gathers

Jonathan Elliott and Jerilyn Phippeny

Daily Grill Bar

They say “crawl before you walk”. This year, we WALK before we Crawl—to the first stop of the StaRGazers’ Pub Crawl in the hotel bar—The Daily Grill. After 8:00pm, the Pub Crawl will depart from there via van down the lively Hollywood Way of Burbank to the next stops.

9:00–10:15pm, El Cid: The Iconic Hero of Spain, and the Last Epic Hero.

Sandra Smith

Glendale Room

You’ve heard the name, now find out why. Sandra Smith, a long-time member of GLAAM and current Board Member, delves into her vast knowledge of mythology and history to present a personality almost everyone has heard of but not many people really know much about.

9:00–10:15pm, Annual BYOB Wine Tasting

Non-hosted

StaRGazers’ Lounge

Bring your favorite vintage from your vast cellar stores and join us for a relaxing evening of wine sharing and tasting in the StaRGazers’ lounge.

Saturday, February 18th

8:00–9:00am

Breakfast

Burbank Hospitality Room

8:00am, Registration Opens

Lobby

9:00–10:15am, A Cigarette Girl’s Glimpse into the Golden Era of Hollywood

Andra Clarke

Pasadena Room

Andra Clarke’s mother told her recollections as a photographer and cigarette girl at the posh Ciro’s Nightclub on “The Strip” during the Golden Era of Hollywood (1940s-1950s). Clarke shares many images from her mother’s private collection. Ciro’s was frequented by guests who enjoyed top name performers such as Jerry Lewis, Dean Martin, Sophie Tucker, Judy Garland, Liberace, Nat King Cole, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joe E. Lewis. Hollywood regulars attending the club included Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, and many more. Most of the images in the presentation have never been seen by the general public.

9:00–10:15am, Life Happens. Thrive in Spite of It

Pamela Lane

Glendale Room

Ms. Lane takes the audience on a journey through the brutal assault, when snatched right out of a business day, she suffered at age 40; a nine-month hospitalization; three years’ work reclaiming her sanity and her life, and ultimately achieving a good, satisfying life. Damaged lives can be repaired. Using humor and anecdotes, Ms. Lane offers sensible solutions and hope. At age 74, she lives a rich, full life.

9:00–10:15am, The Significance of Purpose and How to Find It

Randy Powell

Hollywood Room

Since the beginning of time; people have wondered, pondered, and even asked questions about the meaning of life. What is the ‘Secret’ to living a Great Life?  Join me while I offer my thoughts about: ’The Significance of Purpose, How to Find It’ and know if it’s real!

9:00–10:15am, Game: Big Bang Theory Trivia

Ed You

Beverly Hills Game Room

Use your knowledge of trivia from the TV series to earn character cards for each of the five original characters. Or steal someone else’s cards in a head on challenge of Rock/Paper/Scissors/Lizard/Spock. It’s that simple—and you don’t have to be a genius!

9:00–10:00am Check in for Mensa Testing

10:00am Mensa Testing Begins

Desiree Elliott, Proctor

Parlor Room, East Tower

Guests and interested parties join us in the commandeered lounge for a round of Mensa testing. Try your hand at these fun and challenging brain puzzles. Please contact Dave Felt at feltdd@Verizon.net at least one week ahead of the test to sign up. Additional Fees.

10:30–11:45am, 7 Secrets to Connect with Anyone

SHERYL ROUSH—SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKER

Pasadena Room

How well are you communicating?

Want to be a more effective leader?

Discover how to gain instant rapport and establish credibility with others. This is an interactive and highly-tailored program, one of the highest scored and best attended sessions at Mensa-Con San Diego 2016. Please give a great turnout to this generous and fantastic special guest speaker.

10:30–11:45am, Get Up, Get Out, & Get A Life!

Pink Lady Jackie Goldberg

Glendale Room

The energetic Pink Lady will speak on the concepts in her latest book, Get Up, Get Out, & Get A Life!: It Aint over Til I Say It’s Over. You’ll learn why the Pink Lady says, “I believe I’m a perfect example of what the right attitude and gratitude can do for you. The purpose of life, after all, is to live it. There’s no need to become a victim of age.” Pink Lady is a perfect example; hopefully many will follow.

10:30–11:45 am, Virtual Reality: The Past, Present, and Future

Paul Hynek

Hollywood Room

See how virtual reality was used in the making of Avatar, Planet of the Apes, Tintin, Warcraft and other movies and games. Learn what VR is, and how it’s different from 360 and augmented reality. See why it’s been called an “empathy engine.” Learn about where it’s going in the future. We’ll capture the entire audience in virtual reality, and present it afterwards.

10:30–11:45am, Game: Lyric Snippets—a Variation of Name That Tune

Alan Stillson

Beverly Hills Game Room

This year instead of hearing the notes, you will hear a snippet of lyrics.  All songs will be from well-known musicals or movies.  For example, the snippet, “sometimes the ace, sometimes the deuces” is from “I Am What I Am” from La Cage Aux Folles. How quickly can you associate a snippet with the title of a song? 

12:00–1:30pm, Lunch

Burbank Hospitality Room

Make your own sandwich (please leave some for the next people!)

Also, some of our speakers will be in our lobby to chat, sell books, and give autographs.

12:00pm, StaRGazers’ Lounge Opens

Presidential Suite, 9th Floor

Our fun, relaxed lounge returns this year on the 9th Floor. Please note that staying open is dependent upon volunteers. Please find Desiree in Hospitality or ask at the Registration desk if it is not open in order to volunteer.

1:30–2:45pm, Healthy Living: Sugar and You

Tiffany Wright

Hollywood Room

An interactive workshop on the relationship of sugar and refined foods to weight gain and brain changes. You’ll learn the health benefits of going “sugar free.” Dr. Wright brings her knowledge of research into the biochemistry of eating disorders, blood sugar imbalances and dieting and her insights into how to re-wire your brain to learn the habits necessary to finally eat in a healthy way.

1:30–2:45pm, I Wanna Be Loved By You: The Music of the Roaring Twenties

Craig Lancaster

Glendale Room

The 1920s produced some of the most memorable music of what has become known as The Great American Songbook. It was a decade of dance music including the Charleston and Black Bottom. It featured the singers Al Jolson, Eddie Cantor, Ruth Etting, Marion Harris, Helen Kane and the debut of Bing Crosby. Come listen to some of the twentieth century’s greatest music.

1:30–2:45pm, Game: Family Feud Mensa Style

Ed You

Pasadena Room

Teams of four Mensans will play our own version of the perennial hit TV game show. Questions were posed to Mensans about subjects near and dear to their hearts. Form your own team or find teammates in the audience. Teams will have more than one chance to win the tournament. If you don’t want to play, enjoy the fun and games from the audience.

1:30–2:45pm, The 2nd Semi-Annual Stratton Lindenmeyer Memorial Spelling Bee

Jonathan Elliott

Beverly Hills Game Room

Stratton was one of the Los Angeles chapter’s most colorful characters (as well as one of its smartest) for some 50 years until his passing in early 2016.  Among his many special quirks, he would sometimes ‘accidentally’ mispronounce the word, which made things more challenging for us. Make sure not to rely completely on the administrator’s pronunciation, because it is not always going to be completely correct!

3:00–4:15pm, Astrophysics Research at Carnegie Observatories

Dr. Jeff Rich

Pasadena Room

Dr. Jeff Rich will explain about some of the amazing research dome at The Carnegie Observatories. The Carnegie Observatories is one of Southern California’s best kept secrets, tucked away in a residential neighborhood in Pasadena. Jeff will talk about the historic discoveries made by Carnegie Scientists for over 100 years using the best telescopes in Southern California, Chile and beyond.

3:00–4:15pm, Escaping the Infinite Loop in Your Relationship

Betsy Walli

Glendale Room

Due to life experiences, you may have developed patterns of relating to others that make relationships difficult, and elicit the very responses you fear. A painful vicious circle ensues. This can contribute to recurring arguments about seemingly minor, unrelated issues. Using concepts from Emotionally Focused Therapy, you can step out of the negative cycle in which you are stuck. Once you both feel safely connected, it is easier to resolve your other issues.

3:00–4:15pm, RVC Chat

Desiree Elliott

Hollywood Room

It is a Mensa Election year. This is a great opportunity to review the bylaw proposals and (hopefully) meet the RVC9 candidates. Come on out to discuss and review the key issues raised in the proposals and review some of the current events in Mensa.

3:00–4:15pm, Game: Colander

Jay Friedlander

Beverly Hills Game Room

We write a bunch of names on cards and toss them into a colander. First round you can say or do virtually anything to clue the popular figure on the card. Second round is one word plus gestures and humming. Final round is strictly humming and pantomime.

4:30pm, Registration closes

Lobby

4:30–5:45pm, Ethical Monotheism: Religions That Can Put You in the Driver’s Seat

Jerry Zerg

Hollywood Room

How Abraham, the Patriarch of Judaism, Christianity and Islam, revealed the existence, location and power of God and one’s afterlife. His findings and opinions are based on common sense that is rational and grounds for belief. His messages are unique and refreshing interpretations of the Monotheistic Testaments. His presentation is fashioned for contemplation, not indoctrination.

4:30–5:45pm, Stealing Marbles…

and Other Successful Strategies for Being Mentally Ill Without Losing Your Mind

Julie Perrin

Pasadena Room

A blunt assessment of the current international movement to change the climate with regards to the understanding, acceptance, and treatment of people with mental illness. Julie will discuss why being diagnosed with a mental illness might be the best thing that could ever happen to you, tell you what to do after you get a diagnosis, and read excerpts from her upcoming book with the above title.

4:30–5:45pm, What is Integrative Medicine—and Why Should You Care?

Shera Raisen

Glendale Room

Dr. Shera Raisen is an Ivy League educated physician who loves to think outside the box.

Technology allows us to check hormone and nutrition levels in a very modern way. This helps us create an individualized plan for each person. Sir William Osler said “it is better to know the patient who has the disease, than the disease the patient has.” She thinks of it as high tech and high touch.

4:30–5:45pm, Werewolves and Villagers Game

Ed You

Beverly Hills Game Room

By night, werewolves kill off villagers. By day, angry villagers kill off suspected werewolves. (But oops; sometimes they just kill off “innocent villagers.”) “Werewolf” requires observation, some deduction, and a lot of bold-faced lying. Since an average game takes 15–20 minutes, new players can join quickly.

6:00–7:15pm, Dinner: Asian Food Extravaganza

Burbank Hospitality Room

Join us for authentic Asian cuisine on Saturday evening as we enjoy savory dishes in a variety of styles from diverse locations. Plenty of choices for the safe or adventurous diners!

7:15–7:30pm, Annual Awards Ceremony

Desiree Elliott for the GLAAM Awards Committee

Pasadena Room

Join us as we celebrate those who have contributed to Mensa and our Los Angeles chapter by volunteering this year.

7:30–8:45pm, KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Wind, Pyramids, Obelisks & Beer

Dr. Maureen Clemmons

Pasadena Room

Dr. Clemmons developed a novel theory that ancient Egyptians built their pyramids by harnessing the wind, an abundant and natural resource. This lecture reviews her field expeditions where she erected first a 3.5-ton, then a 16-ton obelisk using wind, and her experiments where she constructed a 106-ton pyramid in conjunction with 100 architecture students from Cal Poly, Pomona. The History Channel documentary “Flying Pyramids, Soaring Stones” profiles her theory and research, demonstrating ancient Egyptians could have harnessed the wind to build their monuments.

9:00–10:30pm, SPECIAL SATURDAY NIGHT ENTERTAINMENT

LA TheatreSports

Pasadena Room

At Theatresports, audiences will see a variety of scenes ranging from the comedic to the dramatic in an evening of improvised theatre. Come watch as a play is written, directed, and acted in real time, right before your very eyes! This promises to be a Gathering entertainment evening like no other!

10:30–11:30pm, Game: Encore!

Jay Friedlander

Beverly Hills Game Room

Your team will get an ordinary word, and your team thinks of songs that have that word in the lyrics. Any song will do, even old commercial jingles or TV theme songs. You have to sing at least eight words of the song, but no one cares how badly you sing or if you’re off-key—just sing it!

Sunday, February 19th

8:00–9:00am, Breakfast

Burbank Hospitality Room

8:30am, Registration Opens

Lobby

9:00am–10:15am, Use Feng Shui to Enhance The Relationship Area in Your Home

Diane Burton

Pasadena Room

Diane Burton’s presentation will show attendees how to apply the Ba-Gua, an octagon shaped template, to map the life energies in their homes.  They will sketch their floor plan to reveal the nine life domain areas.   Diane will describe each Gua and suggest ways the relationship area can be enhanced and draw in new energy using simple cures she will share with the participants.

9:00am–10:1m, Could the Universe be a Computer Simulation?

Perry Lanaro

Glendale Room

Is the universe an illusion? Is it a computer simulation like “The Matrix”? We wil look at several options, pulling in modern computer technology, artificial intelligence, and computer simulation.

9:00–10:15am, Burbank’s Own Amelia Earhardt

Douglas Westfall

Hollywood Room

Journey through a trio of books and films on Earhart that cover from her 1932 Atlantic flight up to the start of her ill-fated flight of 1937. The peak of the show is The Last Photo Shoot of May 20, 1937 in Burbank – from whence she leaves the following day.

9:00–10:15am, Game: Karnak—An Original Interactive Word Game

Alan Stillson

Beverly Hills Game Room

Here’s a chance to enjoy an original interactive word game by finding three rhyming words from Karnak-style clues.  For example, if the clues are requiem, Spanish and nitrogen, the answer is a mass, a class and a gas.  It’s fast moving and easy to play—no tiles, no boards. 

10:30–11:45am, Game: Taboo

Jay Friedlander

Beverly Hills Game Room

How do you get your team to say “diamond” if you can’t say baseball, ring, carat, jewel, or engagement. If your team shouts the secret word, you get a point, but your opponents will be watching to make sure you don’t say any of the Taboo words.

10:30–11:45am, Millennials in the Workplace: Who Are They? Why Should You Care?

Hector Gascon

Pasadena Room

Investigate 21st century conflict in the U.S workplace and how it is affecting employers, business owners, and HR practitioners. In the next five years, 75 Million “Baby Boomers” in the workplace will be nudged out by 80 Million “Millennials”, not only disrupting the 21st century workplace but defining it and our society as a whole… an event not seen since the Industrial Revolution.

10:30–11:45am, From Rocks to Humans: What it Really Means to be Alive!

Dr. Hamed Mirzaei

Glendale Room

The Big Bang explains how atoms came into existence and evolution explains how a simple cell can evolve into complex human beings. But how do you go from the stuff that makes up rocks to the stuff that makes up living things? I will explain the mechanisms, forces, and intermediary steps that connect atoms to rocks and rocks to humans to fill in the blanks of what it really means to be alive. 

10:30–11:45am, The Population Crisis in Ancient Sparta: Causes, Effects, and Why This Should Interest Us Now

Timothy Doran

Hollywood Room

The Spartiates, who were the master class in the ancient Greek city-state of Sparta, suffered a steady numerical decline to their population over the fifth and fourth centuries BC, leading to a devastating defeat in 371 BC. Why didn’t the Spartiates recover as the populations of other Greek city-states did? This gives us a window into a consideration of significant issues of today.

12:00–1:30pm, Lunch

Burbank Hospitality Room

Make your own sandwich (please leave some for the next guys!)

Also, some of our speakers will be in our lobby to chat, sell books, and give autographs.

12:00pm, StaRGazers’ Lounge Opens

Presidential Suite, 9th Floor

Our fun, relaxed lounge returns this year on the 9th Floor. Please note that staying open is dependent upon volunteers. Please find Desiree in Hospitality or ask at the Registration desk if it is not open in order to volunteer.

1:00–2:00pm, College Preparation

Jacob Kantor

Hollywood Room

Things students & parents should start thinking about to prepare for the road to college. We will dive into what college admissions officers look at when determining if a student is admitted. We will touch on the idea of Demonstrated Interest and how to show a college you want to go there.

1:30–4:30pm, Cheese Tasting

Michael Wong

Burbank Hospitality Room

The dominance of the French cheeses can sometimes allow us to overlook the wonderful options from other countries in Europe. This year we will explore many exceptional nonFrench cheeses that are not as prevalent—but still tasty! Please pre-pay for this event, $8 per person, so Michael can purchase and prepare enough cheeses for everyone to enjoy sampling.

1:30–2:45pm, The Moral Imperative to Peace and Prosperity

Lance Miller

Pasadena Room

Lance gives a new look at the difference between morals, ethics and laws. You will understand how each are designed to address a specific issue in any group of human beings and how morals are the foundation of any successful family, business, community, nation or civilization.

1:30–2:45pm, My Mom Hates Modern Architecture

Derek Uskert

Glendale Room

In this talk you will learn how to develop your eye to see how details, composition, and materials come together to create unique architectural styles.  I will then show you how to use this knowledge to better understand what it is you like and don’t like about certain styles of architecture.

2:15–3:15pm, Lawyers’ Games

Teodora Chrystie

Hollywood Room

Myron Faverman used to run this game of questions and deductions and now Teodora Chrystie will run it in his memory. Sample: “The music stopped. The woman fainted. How?” Ask a series of “Yes” and “No” questions to deduce the events of her fainting spell. Then start another riddle.

Teodora Chrystie is an assistant Gifted Youth Coordinator for the GLAAM Youth Group.

3:00–4:15pm, Traumatic Brain Injury and Hormonal Imbalance; Diabetes and Hormones

Dr. Norman Lavin

Pasadena Room

Over 5 million people in the United States sustain brain injuries which often result in neurological complications and even death.  What is new and often missed, is damage to the Pituitary Gland resulting in severe hormone imbalance. I will explain how these traumatic events transform into deficiency of hormones, as well as prevention and treatment.

3:00–4:15pm, Baby Boomer Christmas: A Slideshow Presentation

Vickey Kalambakal

Glendale Room

Take a walk down Santa Claus Lane to learn the absolutely true history of Boomer holiday traditions like aluminum trees, Gene Autry’s Christmas songs, Barbie’s secret past as a German comic strip floozie, and the sordid story behind the Slinky.

4:00pm, Registration closes

Lobby

4:30–5:45pm, Sharknado!: A Film Editor’s Perspective on the Goofiest Franchise Around

Ana Florit

Pasadena Room

With four movies already released, one documentary, one mockumentary and two more films in the work, Sharknado is the definition of unexpected success. How did this beast of a franchise come to be? Full time film editor Ana Florit will take you through the entire process of making these movies a reality, with a special emphasis on the post-production aspects of the task.

4:30–5:45pm, So, What The Heck Is A “Debit,” Anyhow?

Jonathan Elliott

Glendale Room

Whatever your current or desired profession, it will help both your career and your personal finances if you know at least some basic principles of accounting. Packaged programs such as Quicken provide some help, but they can produce misleading results if you don’t understand the mathematics beneath the pretty pictures.

6:00–7:15pm, Dinner: El Pollo Loco

Burbank Hospitality Room

Sunday evening sees the return of this popular RG favorite. Lots of chicken and a variety of sides to please your taste buds. Please note that non-Vegetarians will be limited to two side choices until after everyone has been served.

7:30–9:30pm, Magical Party and Show!

Hollywood Room

Dim the house lights and raise the curtain on a night of magical entertainment and fun! Play with magic tricks, impress us with your costumes, and earn prizes for showmanship and talent! Watch the professionals amaze us with brief floor shows and intimate tricks for smaller groups as they move throughout the crowd. The evening kicks off with presentation to the room by Dr. Frieden who will be followed later by Masato Kurushima. Prizes:

  • Best Costume—Magician
  • Best Costume—Magician’s Assistant
  • Best Amateur Performance of a New Trick
  • Best Magician Impression (30 sec)

8:00–9:15pm, Game: Carnelli

Jay Friedlander

Beverly Hills Game Room

Carnelli is the classic Mensa word-association game consisting of movies, music, books, and whatever else the capricious and arbitrary host will allow. More details are on Wikipedia’s Carnelli page.

9:45–11:00pm, Beatnik Coffeehouse

Alan Stillson

Pasadena Room

The Beatnik Coffeehouse will have open mike. Everybody is welcome to do their thing—a little stand-up comedy, recite a poem, sing your favorite song, etc.  No guitar or keyboard?  No problem, both instruments will be there and I’ll be happy to try to provide live accompaniment to anyone who wants it.  Just listening is fine, too.  Relive Greenwich Village in the 1950s and 1960s.  

Monday, February 20

8:30–9:30am, Leftovers Available for Consumption

Burbank Hospitality Room

9:00–10:00am, Annual Business Meeting

Bruce Smith

Hollywood Room

All members are welcome to attend this meeting. Members’ guests may attend unless excused by a majority of Mensa members who are present and voting.

10:15am, Food Sale & Clean-up

Burbank Hospitality Room

Swing by Hospitality one last time. Buy some extra food and drink that’s still on hand at discounted prices, and help pack things up.

10:15–11:30am, Focus on the message: How to Become the Best Public Speaker You Can Be

Neil Thompson

Hollywood Room

 Public speaking is one of the biggest fears that people have. Why? You’re a better public speaker than you think you are! I go through the typical attributes of a “great” public speaker, debunking many of them so that you feel more comfortable being your authentic self on stage in front of people. Public speaking does not have to be scary!

11:30am, Game Room closes

Beverly Hills Game Room

All of the games need to be put back in good shape and packed away. If you enjoy puzzles, try fitting all the games back into the boxes they came in!

11:45–12:30pm, The 1040 Tour Guide

Linda Dorfmont

Hollywood Room

“The 1040 Tour Guide” will take you on a trip around John and Jane Doe’s tax return covering types of deductions, credits, and audit preparation. We will discuss wage earner income and expenses and self-employment issues including office in the home, depreciation of assets, and self-employment tax. If you want a better understanding of what you file under penalty of perjury each year, this is for you. 

12:30pm, End of the 2017 GLAAM RG!