a virtual conversation series
September - October 2020
A virtual conversation series curated by Mardee Goff hosted on zoom.
Centered around human connection, among others is an invitation to inspired individuals who desire to think and feel the world around them. These are no-small talk events, with the mission to spark thoughtful debate, stoke passion and inspiration with the hope of leaving each participant feeling energized, enlightened, and intellectually stimulated.
Utilizing Zoom as a platform to come together, “among others” will be experienced as a virtual conversation series that will be launched in the Fall of 2020, taking place on Thursday evenings starting September 10 through October 29. Embodying a salon-like spirit, each Thursday evening will be an elevated and guided discussion centered around two-short 15-minute presentations by invited creatives–poets, musicians, filmmakers, chefs, artists, makers, and independent thinkers of all types. Each presentation will be followed by a casually moderated discussion with the audience. To keep these intimate experiences where everyone has a chance to participate, the number of participates for each conversation will be limited to 15 people.
The format of both the presentations and the conversation is intentionally casual in nature with the hope of creating a comfortable environment that allows people to come tougher to increase their knowledge through the free exchange of stories and growth of ideas. Hosted at a cocktail hour, each participant is invited to enjoy a drink or snack while we connect. The events will be kept under 2 hours and participation will be guided to make everyone feel comfortable with short breaks after each presentation and before each discussion for anyone needing to refill their drink.
The speakers for each series will be announced in late August at which time reservations will be opened. Participation in the conversation is free and will be available on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are interested in participating you can pre-register for the series. If you would like to submit a proposal to be an invited speaker please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject: "among others speaker proposal".
Lastly, as I believe, more than ever, it is important to support the creative thinkers in our community each speaker will be paid. Should you wish to make a financial contribution, you can email me at email@example.com