LAUNCH to Welcome Shimon Peres, President of Israel, on March 7

[ President Shimon Peres appeared before the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Feb. 23. Photo courtesy of the President's official website. ]

We are extremely honored and excited that Shimon Peres, President of Israel, will come to the LAUNCH Festival on Wednesday, March 7 as part of a trip focused on innovation in Silicon Valley and San Francisco.

LAUNCH founder Jason Calacanis and legendary Israeli entrepreneur and investor Yossi Vardi will do a fireside chat with the President, who also plans to visit the DEMO Pit.

We're pretty sure this is a first for a launch-style event in the United States.

Shimon Peres is the ninth president of Israel and previously served as prime minister in a political career that dates back more than half a century. He received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994, along with Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin, for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East.

Learn more about the President at his official website.