Bringing people together across divides

How can we bring people together across divides? In April 2017, I posted the following to the NCDD-DISCUSSION list. (The National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation [NCDD] is “a network of innovators who bring people together across divides to discuss, decide, […]

Five Reasons to Change Conferences

Here’s my article “Five Reasons to Change Conferences“, published in the December 2018, NSA Speaker magazine. OUTSIDE IN Five Reasons to Change Conferences Peer sessions provide greater connection around content The most important reason people go to conferences is to usefully connect with […]

We are biased against truly creative event design

We are biased against creativity. Though most people say they admire creativity, research indicates we actually prefer inside-the-box thinking. “In an article for Slate, Jessica Olien debunks the myth that originality and inventiveness are valued in US society: “This is the […]