The wait is over. I am super excited to see many of you again on Wednesday 14th of October at Pivotal Labs in San Francisco for the Thrivable Future Salon. Register today!
So much has happened. Elon Musk thinks dropping some nuclear bombs on the poles of Mars may make that planet livable. That is super fascinating and exciting. Yet, let's not forget to make earth more livable for more people. Everyone please step up. Come out and create a thrivable future for all.
I left SAP and under the umbrella of Playful Enterprise am now implementing ideas by playfully tapping into community passion. Happy to infuse a culture of excellence into your organization. Ping me if you are interested.
I met, fell in love and married a wonderful woman Jean Russell. Her focus on Thrivability was what intrigued me from the beginning. The tag line on Jean's Thrivability book is: Breaking Through to a World That Works. Future Salon's tagline is: Boldly Creating A World That Works For All. Coincidence? We think not :-)
What a sunrise over the Bay Area this morning. How appropriate for this announcement.
If you are curious or even passionate about creating the future, imagining new possibilities, or wanting to thrive in your life, work, and community, then come join us!
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From the angle of “what will make me, us, and all of us more thrivable” we want to have discussions at this and future events about:
- Collaboration and co-creativity in practice
- Open source and other forms of network production
- Tips about personal thrivability
- Open government and the future of democracy
- The future of work
- The future of learning
- add your Thrivable Future topic here!
For this relaunch event, we would like to solicit topics from you! Open Mike style. If you want to present a 5 minute talk on your own thrivable future topic, let us know by filling out this form.
Tweet: Create the future, imagine new possibilities, or want to thrive in your life, work, and community, then join us at Thrivable Future Salon! [LINK]
Webcast: For those not in the room, we will try to webcast via https://spreecast.com. Try this link. However our focus is on the in person event. Let us know if you want to help with organizing the webcast.
- Doors open at 6pm for you to connect with each other and grab a beer.
- At 6:15, our formal event begins, including a warm and hearty welcome.
- Introduction to Thrivability by Jean Russell
Future Salon by Mark Finnern.
- 5+5 minute Open Mike talks (sign up now if you want to offer one).
- Summarize and synthesize together, answering the question:
“What can you do for a more thrivable world now?”
We hope you join us afterwards for casual conversations and drinks nearby.
We thank Pivotal Labs for sponsoring this event by providing our event space.
We are seeking a food sponsor. Drinks are provided by Pivotal Labs.
Contact us if you like what we are creating and would like to be a general sponsor for Thrivable Future Salons. Send an email to mark at finnern dot com.
Mark has been hosting the Bay Area Future Salon since 2002. The Future Salon has provided our audience with riveting speakers on topics that lead toward a world that works for all, including David Brin, Nicole Lazarro, Mickey McManus, Howard Rheingold, Doug Engelbart, and more.
Ten years later, Mark met Jean Russell, a founder of Thrivability. Jean co-created the Thrivability Sketch with 70 amazing collaborators in 2010. And then in 2013, she released, through Triarchy Press, Thrivability: Breaking Through to a World that Works. The tagline for the Future Salon has been: Bolding Creating a World that Works for All.
And so, with a tremendous shared sense of purpose and practice, not only did they marry, they are weaving the Future Salon and Thrivability together in the Thrivable Futures.
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See you all on the 14th of October.