CONVERSATION DAY, Sat., June 8, Bryant Park — RSVP and share with friends, please!

CONVERSATION DAY

Join us for the Annual Global Celebration of Great Talk!

Saturday, June 8, 2019 from 2:00 – 5:00 pm

in Bryant Park
at Sixth Avenue and 41st Street, Manhattan
Look for us at the yellow Welcome Table in front of the giant fountain

FREE — but please register at
http://bit.ly/Conversation_Day_2019-06-08_Registration_Bryant_park
Be sure to check event status on Sat. after 9 a.m. at www.ConversationsNewYork.com
before departing for this outdoor event.



Come celebrate Conversation Day which has been hailed as “one of the most enjoyable events in the City” by the dean of American travel writers, Arthur Frommer, and featured on major metropolitan radio and TV. (View videos and photos of previous Conversation Days: http://bit.ly/Conversation_Day_Pictures

You will choose from exciting topics to discuss with other lively-minded New Yorkers, sharing your thoughts, experiences, and ideas. Conversations will start each hour on the hour, hosted by leaders of outstanding programs.

Topics will include:

What Really Makes Us Happy?,

Friendship and Love,

Overcoming Our Political Divides,

Coping and Thriving in NYC,

What’s Really Funny?,

Technology: How Are Our Devices Shaping Our Minds?

and many others!

Can’t come to Bryant Park? Echo our rallying cry – “Let’s Talk, New York!” – anywhere, by inviting your friends to a face-to-face conversation, and share your photos on our Facebook page. #ConversationDay http://bit.ly/Conversation_Day_2019-06-08_Registration_Facebook For suggestions on how to organize and conduct a great conversation, see these Resources on the CNY website: https://conversationsnewyork.com/resources-for-moderators-2/

Worldwide, Conversation Day is also celebrated annually on the second Saturday in June by social/cultural activists in over 20 cities including London, Paris, Lagos, Beijing, Tokyo, Bangalore, Kuala Lumpur, and Riyadh.

Conversation Day is presented by Conversations New York (CNY), the foremost program of free public conversations (www.conversationsnewyork.com).

Contact: Ronald Gross, Conversations New York, www.conversationsnewyork.com, grossassoc@AOL.com

CORRECTED VERSION: “Creating Great Conversations for New Yorkers” — Wed., May 15, 6:00 pm, Hunter College

Please join us as we finalize plans for the

premier global CONVERSATION event of 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:00 pm sharp – 8:00 pm

Hunter College, entrance at Lexington Ave. and 68th St.
Photo ID required for entrance to building.
Faculty Dining Room, 8th Floor

To assure your place and receive updates, please register with one click at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designing-great-conversations-for-new-yorkers-tickets-61167671151

We’ll bring the Pizza and accoutrements — you bring your creative and critical intelligence!

DIRECTIONS, FOOD, CONTACT INFORMATION:

#6 train to 68th and Lex., or F to 63rd and Lex. and walk up to 68th Street

We gather at 5:45 for socializing, bonus hand-outs, etc. to start at 6:00 sharp please.

If you prefer different cuisine, bring your own food and drink. Take-Out can be purchased on the 3rd floor.

Contact Information: Ron Gross at grossassoc@aol.com.

“Creating Great Conversations for New Yorkers” — Wed., May 15, 6:00 pm, Hunter College

Please join us as we finalize plans for the

premier global CONVERSATION event of 2019

Wednesday, May 15, 2019, 6:00 pm sharp – 8:00 pm

Hunter College, entrance at Lexington Ave. and 68th St.
Photo ID required for entrance to building.
Faculty Dining Room, 8th Floor

To assure your place and receive updates, please register with one click at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/designing-great-conversations-for-new-yorkers-tickets-61167671151

Please join our Conversations New York (CNY) creative team as we finalize plans for upcoming CONVERSATION DAY (Sat., 6/8 in Bryant Park).

We’ll bring the Pizza and accoutrements — you bring your creative and critical intelligence!

DIRECTIONS, FOOD, and REGISTRATION LINK:

#6 train to 68th and Lex., or F to 63rd and Lex. and walk up to 68th Street

We gather at 5:45 for socializing, bonus hand-outs, etc. to start at 6:00 sharp please.

If you prefer different cuisine, bring your own food and drink. Take-Out can be purchased on the 3rd floor.

CANCELLATION of Wed. 4/17 CNY Meeting at Hunter College

Dear Fellow CNY Conversationalist,

Regrettably, our session has been cancelled for this Wednesday (4/17) at Hunter College at 6:00 pm, because our meeting room requires emergency repair and there is no other suitable space in the building.

We apologize for any inconvenience. The session will be offered at a later date this season, and of course you’ll be warmly invited.

If you have been thinking about our topic of RESPECT and are rarin’ to go for a conversation on it this week, here’s a fine TED talk which you might want to enjoy, and perhaps discuss with a couple of friends or colleagues.

https://www.ted.com/tal/christine_porath_why_being_nice_to_your_coworkers_is_good_for_business

Appreciating your understanding,

RON

Ronald Gross
Director
Conversations New York
http://www.conversationsnewyork.com

Columbia University Seminar on Mon., 4/29, on TEAM HUMAN with Douglas Rushkoff

TEAM HUMAN

Speaker: DOUGLAS RUSHKOFF, author, Team Human

MON., APRIL 29th, 6:30-8:00 at Faculty House, Columbia University
(Please note earlier-than-usual start-time)

Presented by the Columbia University Seminars on Innovation in Education, and Ethics, Moral Education, and Society
RSVP:

Though created by humans, our technologies, markets, and institutions often contain an antihuman agenda. Douglas Rushkoff, digital theorist and host of the NPR-One podcast Team Human, reveals the dynamics of this antihuman machinery and invites us to remake these aspects of society in ways that foster our humanity.

Rushkoff TED Talk:

“RESPECT”: Wed., April 17, 6:15, Hunter College, RSVP

How Can We Revive RESPECT?

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019, 6:15 sharp – 8:00

Hunter College, entrance at Lexington Ave. and 68th St.
Photo ID required for entrance to building, please.
Faculty Dining Room, 8th Floor

PLEASE SEE REGISTRATION LINK, DIRECTIONS, AND DETAILS AT THE END.

Have you experienced or observed any of these declines in RESPECT —- and wished something could be done to remedy them?
· In personal relationships, abusive behavior ranging from micro-aggressions to sexual harassment exposed by the #MeToo movement.
· In political discourse, where adversaries deride, insult, and humiliate their opponents.
· In the ways some people treat others who “identify” differently.
· In our treatment of our environment – from our neighborhoods to our planet.
· In “trolling” and other offensive behavior in Cyberspace.

Please come to share your experiences, knowledge, and insights!

Are you on the invitation list for announcements and enrichments?
If not, send an e-mail Ron Gross at grossassoc

REGISTRATION LINK, DIRECTIONS AND DETAILS: #6 train to 68th and Lex., or F to 63rd and Lex.
We gather at 6:00 for socializing, bonus hand-outs, etc. to start at 6:15 sharp please.Bring Your Own Food and Drink if You Like. Take-Out Can Be Purchased on the 3rd floor.

To assure your place and receive updates, please register with one click at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/how-can-we-revive-respect-tickets-56843197534

Ronald Gross

Co-chair, University Seminar on Innovation

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY
http://universityseminars.columbia.edu/
516 487-0235 (E-mail preferred)

E-MAIL: GrossAssoc@aol.com

WEBSITES:
http://www.conversationsnewyork.com
http://www.SocratesWay.com