Contact: Bebo White
Online Registration
San Francisco
Sir Francis Drake Hotel
450 Powell Street
San Francisco, CA  94102
United States of America

Topher White, founder and CEO of Rainforest Connection, will speak on how to protect our rainforests using conservation technology. Topher is a frequent international conference speaker which has included a TED talk and two presentations at the annual Davos Conference. He is also the son of Club member, Bebo White.

Rainforest Connection is a nonprofit tech company fighting to save the rainforests from illegal logging and poaching using cutting-edge environmental technology. It has created the world's first real-time monitoring platform for protecting remote forests by capturing sound signatures of destructive activities, such as chainsaws and illegal incursions. Saving rainforests is not only the key to halting climate change, it's also vital to supporting many of the world's poorest communities who rely on rainforests for food, shelter, and livelihood.

Topher's accolades include:

  • Pongo Environmental Prize (2016).
  • SAP Innovation Award | Next-Gen Innovator (2018).
  • laureate (2019).
  • Draper Richards Kaplan Fellow (2016).
  • National Geographic | Emerging Explorer (2015).

This is a regular membership meeting of The Rotary Club of San Francisco, open to all Rotarians, visiting Rotarians, prospective members, and guests.

Meeting Schedule:

12:00 Noon Registration & Networking
12:15 PM (sharp!) Meeting begins (club business first, followed by keynote speaker)
1:30 PM Meeting adjourns

Each luncheon ticket includes a three-course lunch. Tickets are $40 each; $35 for Club members who register online in advance (online registration closes at 5PM the day before the meeting). Payment by credit card or check is preferred. Tickets available for purchase only at the door.