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Networking doesn't have to be filled with horror stories. Sure, not everyone is open and welcoming. You will be met with resistance from time to time and that is just the nature of the beast.

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Major Transhumanism Conference Features Both Rising and Seasoned Experts

Zoltan Istvan | Posted 03.30.2015 | Technology Read More: Transhumanism, Conference, Future, Strategy, Humanitarianism, Nonprofit, Longevity, Activism, Science, Technology, Ai, Artificial Intelligence, Superintelligence, Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, Jeb Bush, Stem Cells, Designer Babies, Transhumanitarianism, Philosophy, Brain Science, California, San Jose, Futurist, Politics, Mit, Transhumanist Party, Technology News
Zoltan Istvan

Increasingly, futurists are hoping that through politics, radical science and technology will gain a better foothold in society.

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A Rookie's Guide to the Ultimate Mashup - South By Southwest

Narinder Singh | Posted 03.24.2015 | Technology Read More: Sxsw, sxsw2015, Innovation, Technology, Social Innovation, Gender Gap, Conference, Slidepollajax, Technology News
Narinder Singh

South by Southwest (SxSW) "mashes up" film, music, interactive (tech) and many of the industries they significantly influence into a 10-day extravaganza of never-ending combinations of thought and possibility.

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10 Ways to Rock a Conference

Vanessa Van Edwards | Posted 03.13.2015 | Small Business Read More: Business, Conference, Networking, Communication, Small Business News
Vanessa Van Edwards

Whether you are going to a trade show, festival or business conference you have to be prepared. You are already spending time, money and energy to get to your event. Let me teach you some tricks of the trade.

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When Comedy Writers Changed the World

Omri Marcus | Posted 03.02.2015 | Comedy Read More: Comedy, Funny, Humor, Have I Got News for You, Canada, Austria, Germany, Conference, Comedy News
Omri Marcus

We proved that comedy is more than half-time relief. It has real social power.

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Y Combinator Gathers 800 Startup Women to Jumpstart Gender Equality in Tech

Erica Swallow | Posted 02.24.2015 | Technology Read More: Y Combinator, Female Founders Conference, Female Founders, Women in Business, Startups, Conference, Fundraising, Technology News
Erica Swallow

Beloved seed accelerator Y Combinator hosted its second annual Female Founders Conference this Saturday, gathering 800 startup-type women in hopes of jumpstarting future gender diversity in the technology sector.

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Young, Gifted, and Black!

Adebukola Ajao | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices Read More: Young, Gifted, Black, Boston, Conference, Blacktivism, Pwi, Black Voices News
Adebukola Ajao

The Young, Gifted, and Black Conference at Smith College physically and figuratively expressed black visibility at predominantly white institutions. The conference consisted of workshops led by Smith College professors, students, and alums.

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7 Tips: Getting the Biggest Bang for Your Conference Buck

Michele Lawson | Posted 04.15.2015 | Business Read More: Conference, Networking, Red Feather Networking, Business News
Michele Lawson

Instead of dwelling on all the events you are going to miss, try to focus on how to make the one conference you go to an absolutely kick-ass learning and networking opportunity.

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8 Percent Optimistic After JPMorgan's Health Care Conference

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 03.23.2015 | Healthy Living Read More: Jpmorgan, Healthcare, Conference, San Francisco, Engagement, New Year's Resolutions, New Year, Behavior Change, Telemedicine, Healthcare-It-Trends, Healthy Living News
Michael B. Laskoff

Just as most Americans use the new year as an opportunity to make resolutions, the health care industry uses the (in)famous JPMorgan Annual Healthcare...

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An Experiment in STEM Equity

Kiki Prottsman | Posted 01.24.2015 | Education Read More: Stem, Equity, Computer Science, Conference, Thinkersmith, Education News
Kiki Prottsman

I could see the other half of the room shifting in their seats. Some had already blown the exercise off, others were visibly concerned that they weren't picking up what they needed the way that the other half of the room was.

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7 Platforms for Free Conference Calls

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 01.15.2015 | Technology Read More: Conference, Communication, Business, Technology, Skype, Google, Tools, Meetings, Technology News
Alex Ivanovs

The word conference used to be something that only business magnates used to use, people with high rankings in the business scene. Nowadays, anyone can create a quick conference call with anyone they like; their business partner, their associates, or just a newcomer who needs to be told what to do. It's all possible, at no cost.

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Which Wisdom Teachers Have Been Most Influential for You?

Dani Matthews | Posted 01.13.2015 | Education Read More: New York, Wisdom, Conference, Mindfulness, Innovation, Purpose, Jon Kabat-Zinn, Parents, Children, Education News
Dani Matthews

I took some time to think back to my childhood, such a key time for development, and discovered my Dad is one of my greatest wisdom teachers. Here's what I've learnt from him and try to live by.

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What You Are Not Hearing About Ebola

Vivian Norris | Posted 01.05.2015 | Healthy Living Read More: Ebola, Louisiana, Conference, Blood, Genome Sequencing, Ipo, Convalescent Serum, Harvard, Broad, Tulane, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Viruses, Hiv, Malaria, Lassa Fever, Travel Restrictions, Gop, Elections, Cdc, Msf, Nih, Natural Selection, Medical, Genetics, Alleles, ccr5 Delta 32, Autoimmune, Immune System, Compromised Immunity, Pregnant Women, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Liberia, Pathogens, Infectious Disease, Dr Dan Bausch, Dr. Lina Moses, Dr. Pardis Sabeti, Doctors Without Borders, Astmh, Healthy Living News
Vivian Norris

At least 30 experts were unable to attend the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Conference in New Orleans these past few days, as the ...

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Divided Cities Learn Lessons From One Another's Struggles

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 12.31.2014 | Impact Read More: Conflict, Ireland, Transition, Conference, Peace, urban_progress, Impact News
The GroundTruth Project

Investment is pouring into the economy. Employment is up. A once-sprawling British army barracks is being transformed into a residential community. The notorious Crumlin Road Jail where paramilitaries were held is now a museum. You can feel the public confidence returning in the downtown area.

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What Do J.Crew and KFC Have in Common?

Michael P. Owens | Posted 12.19.2014 | Business Read More: Marcus Lemonis, The Profit, Chick-Fil-A, H&M, Key West, Conference, Influence Group, Michael P. Owens, Cross-Pollination, Ideo, Tom Kelley, Chipotle Mexican Grill, Retailspaces, Business News
Michael P. Owens

"You wouldn't think J.Crew and KFC would have anything in common, but evidently, they do." This quote from Mick McConnell, global director of Chipotle's retail design team, was made at the conclusion of the inaugural RetailSpaces retreat last month in Key West, FL.

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Hungry for Culture? 11 Business Lessons Inspired by Restaurant Royalty

Andrew J. Levine | Posted 12.03.2014 | Business Read More: Business, Culture, Hospitality, Success, Failure, Innovation, Conference, Reputation, Goals, Empowerment, Competition, Leadership, Restaurants, Danny Meyer, Hiring, Stumbleupon, 5by, Business News
Andrew J. Levine

As you strive to build the best workplace and culture for your business, keep in mind these these tips from the Union Square Hospitality Group brain trust.

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It's Time For ShiftCon: The First Eco-Wellness Social Media Conference

Lori Popkewitz Alper | Posted 12.01.2014 | Impact Read More: Conference, Shiftcon, Eco-Wellness, Eco-Friendly Brands, Conservation, Activism, Public Health, GMO-Free Food, Food Movement, Social Media, Go Green, Environmentalism, Impact News
Lori Popkewitz Alper

Next weekend, hundreds of bloggers and eco-friendly brands will be joining forces at ShiftCon in Los Angeles. This is the first eco-wellness social media conference, born out of the idea that "together we can create a profound impact on the world around us."

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The Role of Innovation + Disruption in Progress

Jerri Chou | Posted 11.24.2014 | Impact Read More: Global, October, Principles, The Feast, Conference, Inspiration, Invitation, Progression, Wellness, The Feast Conference, Innovation, Douglas Rushkoff, Culture, Processes, To Be Inspired, Jerri Chou, Change, Disruption, Feastongood.com, Business as Usual, Progress, Impact News
Jerri Chou

Lots of entrepreneurs talk about disruption these days. Disrupting the music industry, disrupting education -- for anything there is, there is something to disrupt.

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Which Educator Inspired You the Most?

Carol J. Carter | Posted 11.08.2014 | Education Read More: Education, Campaign, Teachers, Inspirational, Conference, #MyAPlusEducator, Educators, Education News
Carol J. Carter

While educators spend their days doing the important work of finding our songs, their jobs have intensified and resources decreased.

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Celebrating Our Largest Summer Institute to Date

Nourish International | Posted 10.28.2014 | Impact Read More: Leadership, Nourish International, Education, Global Education, International Development, Sustainability, UNC Chapel Hill, Students, Conference, Summer Institute, Acumen Fund, Unicef, Mcn, Sam Vaghar, Peace Corps, Citrix, Mcc, Millennium Campus Conference, Carlyle Singer, Impact News
Nourish International

Through workshops, mentoring and hands-on training, students learned how to earn money, partner with international communities, and run a successful Nourish Chapter on their campuses.

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Serbia, Culture & More

Martina Buchal | Posted 09.16.2014 | Impact Read More: Serbia, Network, Travel, Millennial, World, Conference, Oneyoungworld, Impact News
Martina Buchal

Neighboring countries weren't always friendly to one another. But, you would never guess it sitting with this group of young people. Croatians, Serbians, Bosnians, and Albanians -- most of whom had witnessed war first-hand -- were laughing and exchanging ideas together.

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Inspirational Experiences at the PBWC

Luise Meyer | Posted 07.20.2014 | Women Read More: Women, Gender Equality, Pbwc, San Francisco, Conference, Women News
Luise Meyer

Inspirational experiences are great career boosters. I am personally really fired up after attending the Professional Business Women of California c...

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Annecy Attendees Will Be the First to Feast Their Eyes on Feast, Walt Disney Animation Studios' Newest Short

Jim Hill | Posted 06.24.2014 | Entertainment Read More: Stevie Wermers Skeleton, Lauren MacMullan, Jeff Turley, Patrick Osborne, Get a Horse, Destino, Annecy International Film Festical, Salvador Dali, Annecy, John Hench, Feast, Eric Goldberg, Conference, Animation, France, Wdas, Kevin Deters, Animated Short, Paperman, Film Festival, The Ballad of Nessie, Walt Disney Animation Studios, John Kahrs, Disney, Entertainment News
Jim Hill

The artists at Walt Disney Animation Studios have literally prepared a Feast. Which is the title of a brand-new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne. Osborne first came to John Kahrs' attention after he created an experimental animation test at WDAS.

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Lessons From the Near East: How America Can Learn From Educators on the Other Side of the World

Carol J. Carter | Posted 06.23.2014 | Education Read More: Education, World, Asia, Conference, Educational-Diversity, Education News
Carol J. Carter

Employers reported that the largest skill gap is in soft skills, such as language, communication, problem solving and interpersonal skills. The NESA conference explored the rich global spectrum of the student experience with these questions.

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What's Love Got to Do With It?

Kathleen P. Enright | Posted 06.19.2014 | Impact Read More: Wilson, Grantmaking, Humility, Carol, Trust, National, 2014, Nonprofit, Enright, Starsky, Larson, Kathleen, Conference, Deaconess, Geo, For, Grantmakers, Values, Meyer, Rogers, Packard, Organizations, Love, Effective, Julie, Impact News
Kathleen P. Enright

I was struck by a question from Curtis Ogden of Interaction Institute for Social Change which boiled down to "What's love got to do with it?" As it turns out, when making a connection between values and practices, love can play a central role.

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