Silicon Valley is home to innovation that changed the world. But what is innovation without meaning and purpose? Saint Andrew’s Saratoga will host a new conference on February 27 that gathers innovators and the faith community to explore conscious innovation. Through presentations and interactive discussions we will explore the intersection between innovation, technology, and faith and how they work together to improve lives.

Speakers include:

  • Michael Malone, author and correspondent for the Wall Street Journal, ABC and PBS. Topic: History of Innovation in Silicon Valley;
  • Noreen Herzfeld, Reuters Professor of Science and Religion at St. John’s University. Topic: Creating in Our Image — Questions Artificial Intelligence Raises About Technology and Ourselves;
  • Gavin Wood, chief financial officer of Affymetrix Inc, a pioneer in microarray technology and a leader in genomics analysis. Topic: The Genomics Revolution;
  • Steve Smith, astronaut. Topic: Personal Experiences of Innovation through NASA.

The conference will be held at St. Andrew’s Church and School on Saturday, February 27, from 9 am – 4 pm.  The conference fee of $25 includes a bag lunch ($30 at the door). Register online at For more information, follow the St. Andrew’s Facebook page or email