Our 4th Conversation Day on Saturday was an extraordinary success.
- We hit our attendance target (45 participants),
- We achieved promotional success (with numerous event listings and topped by a 4-minute feature on WCBS 880 News reaching 4 million listenership),
- We fulfilled our mission by providing outstanding conversations on 11 important topics including the Election (as displayed in the quality of the discussions),
- We raised awareness and knowledgability about the art and science of conversation (via TED Talk video, book display, and hand-outs),
- We exceeded the expectations of many of our participants (as expressed by the numerous speakers at our concluding “Speak Out”).
- We captured our success via Praxis Fernandez’ wonderful videorecording of the entire event, which will give us a lovely and powerful new resource.
Our official Evaluator, Loren Ekroth of Conversation Matters, sums up his observations by saying: “These Conversation Days are significantly enriching the cultural life of New York City, and setting the standard for the national movement to reclaim conversation.”
To capitalize on this momentum, we would like to hold the next of these now-quarterly CONVERSATION DAYS on Saturday, February 11th, 2017, just 3 months from now, contingent on availability of the same excellent space we used at this time at the Adelphi University Manhattan Center. That timing seems propitious as it is the weekend before a couple of significant holidays which will inspire two of our topics: Valentine’s Day, and George Washington’s birthday (“Who Are Our Real Heroes?”).
Kindly hold the date until we confirm, if you can.