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The Presidio Dialogues
Date Tuesday May 24
Time 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Saybrook Graduate School & Research Center
747 Front Street (@Broadway) 3rd floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Event Type Panel Discussion
Organizer/AuthorYvonne Burgess
May 24, 2005 7 PM

Thinking Together: When Everyone is Smarter than Anyone
Some questions we'll consider...
As our awareness and reach grows geographically, socially and in all other ways, we're clearly being challenged to learn to “think together.” Teams of people everywhere are dealing with messy problems or trying to inquire into complex topics that may polarize ... or may expand and resolve with broader participation. More than ever, business relies on the work of virtual and diverse groups engaging difficult business and social issues and exploring unknown territory.

What does it take to amplify our "thinking together", to generate transformative insights and difference-making solutions that can be successfully implemented? How can we foster and support conversations that matter so the results include the best contributions of all who participate ... and are also useful further on? What do new technologies for collaborative thinking actually provide? What practices really work, and what gets in the way? What hinders useful structures for collaboration from coming into more prevalent use?

Conversation Starters

Bob Horn, Visiting Scholar, Stanford University; Distinguished Consulting Faculty, Saybrook Graduate School; author Visual Language: Global Communication for the 21st Century

Tom Portante, Social Anthropologist, Wiki guru, Strategist for business knowledge and organizational change

John Ward Principal, Many Minds

Event Details
Registration 7:00 PM
Meeting Begins 7:15 PM
Location Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center
747 Front St. (@ Broadway) 3rd Floor, San Francisco
(see map)
Schedule First opening comments by Conversation Starters, then dialogue with participants; estimated conclusion at 9:30 PM
Admission $20 in advance by registering online; $25 in advance (by email, phone or check); $30 at the door.

To register online, go to

To register by phone, call (415) 433-9200 ext. 0

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