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The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters

Date: October 23, 2018

Time: Noon ET (60 Minutes)

Guest Speaker: Priya Parker, Founder, Thrive Labs

Host: Timothy J. Belber, Founder & Principal of The Alchemia Group LLC, PPI Dean of Fusion

We all gather all the time. One on one client meetings, small groups and family time just to name a few. Join Priya Parker, author of the bestseller The Art of Gathering, for a conversation around using a human-centered approach to gathering that can help everyone create meaningful and memorable experiences, large and small, for work and for play. She’ll also explain how simple, specific changes can invigorate any group experience. Hosted by PPI Dean of Fusion, Tim Belber, this call promises to be one of the highlights of the 2018 Thought Leader Series.

Introduction to Our Guest Speaker

Priya Parker is a facilitator and strategic advisor.

She is the founder of Thrive Labs, at which she helps activists, elected officials, corporate executives, educators, and philanthropists create transformative gatherings. She works with teams and leaders across technology, business, the arts, fashion, and politics to clarify their vision for the future and build meaningful, purpose-driven communities. Her clients have included the Museum of Modern Art, LVMH, the World Economic Forum, meetup.com, Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, the Union for Concerned Scientists, and Civitas Public Affairs.

Trained in the field of conflict resolution, Parker has worked on race relations on American college campuses and on peace processes in the Arab world, southern Africa, and India. She is a founding member of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network. She has been appointed a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Values Council and the New Models of Leadership Council. She is also a senior expert at Mobius Executive Leadership.

Priya is the author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters (Riverhead Books, 2018). She is passionate about helping people create gatherings in their work and life that are transformative and meaningful for the people in them. She is also the co-creator of the 15 Toasts dinner series format and I Am Here Days. Her TEDx talk on purpose has been viewed more than 1 million times.

Priya studied organizational design at M.I.T., public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and political and social thought at the University of Virginia. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Anand Giridharadas, and their two children.

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