The Inaugural Salon

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NYC, Vancouver, Atlanta, Chicago, Brazil: coming soon.

The Inaugural Salon was a huge success. We raised $5,000 for City Year DC and enjoyed an afternoon of stimulating discussion, new and old friends and good food and wine. Chad Evans and I are moving forward and planning upcoming Salons in NYC, Vancouver, Atlanta, Chicago and Brazil. More about that soon.
I really loved giving my talk (“Telling stories in an age of information hysteria”) and it generated a lot of conversation. I’ll be posting it here this weekend.

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The Washington Note

One of our speakers, Steve Clemons, made a really nice mention of The Inaugural Salon on his super-popular blog, The Washington Note.

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Salon time!

Wow, we’re so excited about being in Washington DC on Monday. AND Tuesday. Our final line-up for The Inaugural Salon on January 19 has really come together in a beautiful kind of way. There’s still room, so please bring your friends and colleagues. You can still register at www.salon2009.com, but walk-in registration ($100) will also be welcomed.
12:45pm-1:15pm
Arrival and check-in at the House of Sweden (Google map).
Paul Soulellis/Soulellis Studio
Carrie Heinonen/Art Institute of Chicago
Kristen Shepherd Denner/Whitney Museum of American Art
Kwanza Hall/Atlanta City Council District 2
3pm
Break: coffee, networking, food
Amale Andraos and Dan Wood/Work Architecture Company
Michelle Moore/U.S. Green Building Council
Randall Kempner/The Aspen Institute
Steve Clemons/The New America Foundation
Jean-Phillipe Touffut/Centre Cournot, Paris
Jeff Franco/City Year DC
6pm
Cocktails!
Oh, and I’ll be posting my talk here in the near future. (“Telling Stories in an Age of Information Hysteria.”) Look out for it.

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Come to DC

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4 million people are descending upon Washington DC for the presidential inauguration. We’re hoping that at least 60 of them will come to our conference: The Inaugural Salon: a gathering on the eve of change. Please join us on January 19, 2009. Chad Evans and I are bringing together brilliant and talented friends and colleagues to share aspirations, question assumptions and engage in conversations about the roles culture, politics, economics, sustainability and the built environment will play in shaping the coming years.
We’re doing it at a gorgeous location on the Potomac — the House of Sweden. All proceeds (registration is $100) will be donated (100%!) to City Year DC, in the spirit of community and grassroots giving we hope our event will inspire.
Join us in DC, and if you can’t, please consider contributing to City Year DC at the Salon site. Thanks.