What is TASC?
TASC's main activity is its luncheon
speaker series, held every 2nd
Tuesday from 11:45 AM to 1:00 PM at the Hangen Szechuan restaurant at
Street in Downtown Mountain View. Speaker topics range from social
such as global warming to occupational issues such as balancing work
family life. Attendance ranges from 15-30, mostly people who work in
high technology industries. If you're interested, please come to our
I have a great idea for a TASC speaker. What's the next step?
Contact Bob Kirby
at (650) 969-7215. It helps a lot if you have a
specific speaker name and contact info.
it is suitable for vegetarians?
TASC is an outgrowth of efforts in
the early 1980's to bring
people in community groups, people from technology and technology
fields, and organized labor so that each group could benefit from the
of the others. The effort was directed by a Mountain View based
then called the Mid-Peninsula Conversion Project (MPCP) and now called
Center for Economic Conversion (CEC) under a one year grant from the
Science Foundation. The specific goal of the grant was to get the
meeting informally, making connections and finding ways to work
and also to meet together in public forums to affirm their existence
show support for working with the other groups. Three such forums were
The NSF grant was not extended past the first year and the connections
the groups were not able to be strengthened further. TASC grew out of
effort to organize technologists to be part of the process and has
to provide a forum for discussions on the impact of technology on
For More Information
If you would like to learn more about TASC, or want to find out how you can get involved, please write:
TASC c/o Tian Harter
P.O. Box 391854
Mountain View, CA 94039