Online Events

Providing you a collection of engaging webinars to serve as a continued resource, beyond banking.
  • Upcoming Events
    • sips of the season

      Sips of the Season

      Join us for a spirited event with master mixologist Blake Tucker as he creates festive cocktails you can make at home this holiday season. Learn the history of and recipes for three signature cocktails that are sure to impress your guests at your next celebration. To follow along during the event here are the recipes and instructions for the 3 cocktails that Blake will be demonstrating.

      Wednesday, December 8, 2021, 4:00–5:00 p.m. PT / 7:00–8:00 p.m. ET

      Register here

    • fast and secure mobile banking

      Mobile Banking: Safe and Simple

      Not using our mobile app yet? Join us for an interactive workshop on how the First Republic mobile banking app can help you securely manage your accounts whenever and wherever it suits you.

      Learn how to deposit checks, set fraud alerts, contact your banker and more to stay up to date and keep your accounts safe and secure.

      This webinar features First Republic experts Sean Parviz, Digital Specialist, and Ryan Paradis, Client Cybersecurity Specialist.


      Thursday, December 9, 2021, 12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m. PT / 3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. ET

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    • cybersecurity, digital lock

      Make Bouchon Bakery’s Holiday Macarons (With a Special Appearance by Chef Thomas Keller)

      Join Pastry Chef Nicholas Bonamico of Bouchon Bakery as he demonstrates how to make gingerbread macarons with cream cheese filling. Chef Bonamico will also share holiday baking tips and favorite recipes from Chef Thomas Keller’s famed bakery in Yountville, California. In addition, Chef Keller will join Chef Bonamico to wish you a warm holiday season.

      Grab your rolling pin, roll up your sleeves and get baking.

      Wednesday, December 15, 2021, 2:00–3:00 p.m. PT / 5:00–6:00 p.m. ET

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    • origami and gift wrapping

      The Art of Origami and Gift Wrapping

      Join us to learn more about the art of Japanese origami and gift wrapping with award-winning paper artist Linda Mihara. This holiday season, become a professional gift wrapper and learn the secrets of creating festive origami ornaments the entire family can enjoy.

      Thursday, December 16, 2021, 2:00–3:00 p.m. PT / 5:00–6:00 p.m. ET

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  • Newly Added

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      Year-End Planning Roundtable: What to Expect and How to Prepare

      In this collaborative discussion our panel of senior First Republic Private Wealth Management leaders discuss year-end planning in a tax-changing environment and what to review before year-end, including: Retirement savings, income taxes and capital gains and top items to review annually.

    • lighthouse at sunrise

      Market Update: An Early Look at 2022

      This timely discussion on market updates features Christopher J. Wolfe, Chief Investment Officer of First Republic Investment Management, and Mike Selfridge, Chief Banking Officer of First Republic Bank.

    • woman walking up stairs in an office building

      The Funding Divide Is Real

      Watch a fireside chat with Russ Heddleston, Co-founder and CEO of DocSend, and Kelley Steven-Waiss, CEO of Hitch, as we review DocSend’ s data-driven research report on the gender funding divide.

    Food and Wine

    • three traditional Indian dishes

      SONA Presents Coastal Indian Flavors by Chef Hari Nayak

      In celebration of Diwali, join Chef Hari Nayak, world-famous author, restaurateur and Executive Chef at SONA NYC, for a journey through Indian culture and cuisine.

    • dumplings

      Delicious Dim Sum with Famed Chef George Chen

      Chef George Chen creates three classic dumpling recipes from his award-winning restaurant, China Live: Shanghai xiao long bao (XLB) soup dumplings; Sichuan working hands dumplings; and sheng jian bao (SJB), the most popular dim sum dish on the menu.

    • wine store, The Urban Grape

      Drink Progressively With The Urban Grape

      Learn how to taste wine with TJ Douglas, Founder and CEO of The Urban Grape in Boston and co-creator of the Progressive Scale, a unique way of organizing wine by its body, rather than varietal or region, as a way to help you pick the perfect wine for your palate. During this webinar, you’ll learn why the Progressive Scale was created and just how it can help you find wines you’ll love, while sipping along with wines chosen for you from our BIPOC collection. You may purchase any of the wines included in this bundle or attend for free and sip whatever is already in your wine rack.

    • olive oil being poured into a pan

      Everything You Wanted to Know About Olive Oil

      Olive oil has the power to transform a dish with just a drop. Join Ana and Marcela Hernandez, owners of Grove 45 Extra Virgin Olive Oil, to learn about the olive oil industry. We’ll take a virtual tour of St. Helena, California, to learn about the olive oil–making process and the differences between oils from various regions and countries.

    • sake poured into a glass

      Masa Masterclass: A Primer on Sake

      Masa Beverage Director Jonathan Charnay will describe the various styles of Japanese sake and teach you how to distinguish regional differences. By offering suggestions for conventional and non-conventional food pairings, he hopes to open taste buds to the wonderful wide world of Japanese sake.

    • Is it “Whisky” or “Whiskey”?

      Is whiskey the same as bourbon? What about rye and scotch? What are the differences between Irish, Canadian and Japanese whiskey? If you know the answers to these questions, you’re probably either a connoisseur of this fine spirit or a bartender — because these distinctions can cause confusion for the rest of us.

    • What Better Way to Toast New Beginnings Than With Champagne

      What better way to toast new beginnings than with champagne. Join us for an in-depth exploration of all things champagne, including its history, the various types, proper glassware, and how to safely open or saber a bottle of bubbly.

    • Savor the Season: Cooking with Wolfgang Puck's Executive Kitchen

      Watch or cook along for an interactive cooking demonstration from Wolfgang Puck’s Catering Kitchen in Hollywood with Eric Klein, Executive Chef and Vice President of Culinary, and Garry Larduinat, Regional Executive Pastry Chef to prepare a complete meal for the season.

    • A Master Class: What Makes a 90+ Wine?

      Watch the leading authorities from Wine Spectator discuss the process for scoring the world’s best wines and take part in an interactive Q&A.

    • A Taste of Summer: A Trip to the Mediterranean With Chef Michael Lomonaco

      Join Chef Michael Lomonaco, Owner and Executive Chef of NYC’s Porter House and Hudson Yards Grill, for a fun and interactive cooking experience.


    • parent and child hiking sustainable environment

      Global Energy Trends And Innovations For The Future

      In this session, Dr. Michael Webber, who is the Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources at the University of Texas at Austin and CTO of Energy Impact Partners, will provide an overview of global energy trends and offer a unique perspective on the future of energy production and consumption. In conversation with Bob Thornton, President of First Republic Private Wealth Management, Dr. Webber will share how research and technology innovations can help us prepare for the path ahead.

    • parent and child hiking a sustainable environment

      Investment Strategy and the Geopolitical Implications of Climate Change

      Will governments around the world move fast enough to address climate change? How will climate risks impact our future way of life? Should investors reposition their portfolios now in anticipation of more fallout to come from climate change? Ian Bremmer, political scientist, author, Columbia University lecturer and President of Eurasia Group and GZERO Media, analyzes these key issues in conversation with Hafize Gaye Erkan, Co-CEO and President of First Republic.

    • parent and child hiking a sustainable environment

      Climate Change Emerging Investment Opportunities And Risks

      A summer of extreme weather has brought into sharper focus the need for investors to fully understand the risks and opportunities resulting from climate change. In this session, we share the latest research regarding climate systems and trends, and the potential impacts across industry sectors. The panel will feature a lively presentation and discussion between Dr. Arthur Lerner-Lam, Senior Advisor to the Deans of the Columbia Climate School; Dr. Radley Horton, Research Professor at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and Christopher J. Wolfe, Chief Investment Officer, First Republic Investment Management.

    • lighthouse

      Mid-Year Market Update: The Risks and Opportunities Ahead

      Watch a virtual mid-year market update and discussion focused on the risks and opportunities ahead, featuring Christopher J. Wolfe, Chief Investment Officer at First Republic Private Wealth Management, and Mike Selfridge, Chief Banking Officer at First Republic Bank.

    • lighthouse

      A Year of Two Bridges: Markets, Inflation and Policy Update

      Watch a market update and discussion featuring Christopher J. Wolfe, Chief Investment Officer of First Republic Private Wealth Management, and Mike Selfridge, Chief Banking Officer of First Republic Bank.

    • Transitioning Your Wealth: Strategies to Consider in 2021

      "Watch a collaborative discussion featuring three of our senior First Republic Private Wealth Management leaders, who collectively have over 75 years of industry experience.

    • Tax and Financial Planning Considerations: Plan Today for Tomorrow

      Watch Richard Scarpelli, Head of Financial Planning at First Republic Private Wealth Management, present on timely tax and financial planning strategies that we believe all clients should consider in today’s environment.

    Arts And Culture

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      The Publishing World Demystified How To Start Write And Sell Your Book

      Watch acclaimed novelist and memoirist David Goodwillie as he explains (and simplifies) the often daunting process of writing and selling a book. How does the publishing industry actually work? Who are the publishers, and what are the different genres? What about e-books, audiobooks and self-publishing? He’ll discuss the process of writing itself: What, exactly, do you want to write — a novel, a memoir or a collection of essays — and how can you get started?

    • Stanford Jazz Workshop Presents: American Roots Music With Sam Reider

      What is “roots music”? You’ve probably been dancing, singing and tapping your toes to it your entire life. Sam Reider has explored American roots music deeply, and he’s followed all of its enticing tributaries to their sources: jazz, folk, blues, world music and more. To bring you closer to the music, Reider will talk a bit and dazzle you with his astonishing virtuosity and soulful performance.

    • Alana Karen

      The Adventures of Women in Tech With Alana Karen

      Watch a Fireside Chat with author Alana Karen. A 19-year Google employee and the author of Adventures of Women in Tech: How We Got Here and Why We Stay, Alana has her own stories to share as well as those of more than 80 women she interviewed for her book.

    • a family of four playing on a beach

      Your Fully Charged Life With Meaghan B. Murphy

      Your Fully Charged Life is Meaghan B. Murphy’s master guide to bringing your best self to every moment, even when the pressures of daily life leave you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted and wallowing in negative thoughts (and a pint of your favorite gelato). Spanning health, work, family time and more, Your Fully Charged Life reveals small changes in outlook and habits that yield big results, without ever sacrificing who you are.

    • Stanford Jazz Workshop Presents String Theory: The History of the Jazz Guitar with Terrence Brewer

      Watch acclaimed guitarist and educator Terrence Brewer as he explains and plays the history of jazz guitar.

    • 24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week

      Tiffany Shlain explores in her talk how turning off screens one day a week can work wonders on your brain, body, and soul...especially now during the Covid-situation when we are on screens more than ever before.

    • Behind the Wheel With Petersen Automotive Museum

      Join Michael Bodell, the Deputy Director/Chief Operating Officer of the Petersen Automotive Museum for a virtual tour in the Vault. Discover some of the most iconic and rare cars, motorcycles, and trucks spanning over 120 years of automotive history on the largest guided automotive tour in the United States.

    • Artist-Led Innovation at American Ballet Theatre

      Watch a special conversation with American Ballet Theatre’s dancers and choreographers, moderated by Executive Director Kara Medoff Barnett.



    • parents waving goodbye to their children

      Raising Resilient Adults in an Age of Entitlement

      This interactive discussion with O’Connor Professional Group covers the following topics: Parenting trends — the benefits and challenges of raising productive young adults. Pressures on young adults: stress, social media and substances. Entitlement: what it means and how to prevent it. Tips for setting reasonable expectations and promoting resiliency.

    • two people reviewing a paper

      How to Get the Yes: The Art of Persuasion

      Watch a conversation with leading women founders and funders as they discuss challenges, insights and best practices for successfully achieving that “Yes!” You will hear from a panel of inspiring women who will offer engaging perspectives on what has — and hasn’t — worked in convincing others and on lessons learned.

    • Why Cybercrime Succeeds: A Conversation with Cyber Expert Brett Johnson

      Watch “Original Internet Godfather” Brett Johnson, a former U.S. most wanted cybercriminal, for an entertaining and educational talk covering the latest techniques criminals are using and how to protect yourself.

    • community working together to grow a large apple

      Collective Insights from DEI Practitioners at Independent Schools

      Watch our virtual event to share the findings of a new research report from EXPLO Elevate examining the lived experiences of over 25 diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) practitioners at independent schools. Learn what schools can do to support their DEI practitioners and hear about key factors that may promote or impede this crucial work.

    • bouquet of flowers

      Floral Arrangement Class

      Experienced florist Orna Maymon will demonstrate how to pick and arrange complementary flowers and make them the center of attention for any season.

    • Wrap It Up: Gift Wrapping for All Occasions

      Watch to learn how to gift wrap with award-winning paper artist Linda Mihara. Learn the secrets of masterful gift wrapping so you can style your perfect present.

    • Virtual Field Trip to Slide Ranch

      Watch a virtual visit to Slide Ranch, featuring 134 beautiful acres of farm and coastal land. Connecting children to nature, a teacher in residence will guide you through milking a goat, moving with the chickens and ducks, and running the animals into the pasture.

    • Online in an Instant With the Bentley School

      Join administrators and educators from the Bentley School for a lively discussion for parents on how to provide an educational environment for children that fosters meaningful learning opportunities for each student regardless of the future structure of schooling.

    • A Conversation With Sal Khan, Founder and CEO of Khan Academy

      Watch a timely conversation with the founder and CEO of Khan Academy on the opportunities and challenges of distance learning.

    • Wide Open School Powered by Common Sense Media

      Learn about Wide Open School, a one-stop destination for daily schedules and tips for managing stress and self-care for the whole family during this time of social distancing, curated by Common Sense Media.

    • Emotional Intelligence and Resilience With Scott Taylor Webinar

      Watch a special presentation by Scott Taylor, Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior at Babson College.

    Growth Industries

    • How to Build a High-Performing Team

      You need your employees to step up and stretch beyond what they’re doing today. How do you motivate them to do that without resorting to fear and intimidation? Rick Snyder, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Refound, will teach you the three core skills you need to get it right.

    • Fundraising for Early-Stage Life Science Companies

      Watch as our expert panel explains how early-stage life science companies can best prepare for fundraising in the current environment, from the point of view of a valuations specialist, VC and founder.

    • Alternative Lending Sources for Tech Startups

      Watch our expert panel’s lively discussion exploring lending sources beyond venture debt as startups look to reach the next milestone.

    • Insights From LPs Committed to Diversity and Inclusion

      Listen to insights from an expert panel as they discuss the outlook as an LP in a post-COVID world, their perspective on leveling the playing field for racial and gender equality, and ways LPs and investors can help dismantle systemic inequity.

    • Fundraising in a Post-COVID World Webinar

      Listen to this past webinar for advice on navigating the fundraising process from our expert panelists.