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THINK. BEYOND.


APRIL 2 - 3, 2017

Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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THINK. BEYOND.


APRIL 2 - 3, 2017

Palm Beach, FL

 

 

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Highlights


Highlights


Technological and cultural change no longer evolves in a measured pace over several generations. The velocity of the rate of change is now exponentially greater than at any time in human history. 

Although we all feel the visceral effects of these changes, what is less evident is an understanding of the limitations of our collective and individual capacity to perceive, understand and adapt to the changes that are happening all around us.  

The tools, paradigms, world views, and strategies which worked in past generations now no longer work, and we find ourselves adrift in a sea of dislocation and disruption.  Volatility is the new normal as we see the rise of nationalism, polulism, and extreme political polarization here and in Europe. Add to this the wide spread destruction of blue and now white collar jobs as artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data and robots continue to advance at lightning speed and we see a scenario that is dangerous at best and catastrophic at worst.

Thomas Friedman, in his book Thank You for Being Late expressed this idea very succinctly:

"Indeed, there is a mismatch between the change in the pace of change and our ability to develop the learning systems, training systems, management systems, social safety nets, and government regulations that would enable citizens to get the most out of these accelerations and cushion their worst impacts. This mismatch, as we will see, is at the center of much of the turmoil roiling politics and society in both developed and developing countries today. It now constitutes probably the most important governance challenge across the globe."

How do we as a nation and citizens adapt to this rapidly shifting environment?  What steps do we need to take long term strategies to ensure our future and the future of our children and grandchildren?

We believe that we urgently need to address these important questions:

  • At what point does the gap between the velocity of the rate of change and our adaptive capacity become catastrophic? 
  • At what point is the dislocation caused by this mismatch so extreme, the divisions and polarizations so pronounced, that the center can no longer hold and our society is literally ripped apart? 
  • And finally, and most importantly, what can be done to begin to close this gap, to accelerate our adaptive capacity to rethink and reinvent our political systems, our businesses, our educational institutions, and our philanthropic organizations so that they are truly effective in this emerging future?

From April 2-3 2017, Closing the Gap will convene world-class thinkers and doers from business, academia, government, foundations and nonprofits to chart a path forward to create opportunities for all of society and protect the American dream for the next generation.

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World-Class SPEAKERS


Politicians - Professors - Indurstry Experts

World-Class SPEAKERS


Politicians - Professors - Indurstry Experts

...And many more!

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Sponsorship


Sponsorship


We need brilliant and influential people to work together to address the dramatic problems that confront us as what will prove to be an exciting but extremely dangerous future. The need to create impactful strategies and to take meaningful action is top of mind for many individuals, corporations, non-profits, and foundations.

By becoming a sponsor, you can help us to shine a light on the ideas and people who will help us create a positive and productive future, while at the same time working to mitigate the challenges created by the rapid pace of technological disruption and globalization.

Closing the Gap sponsorship benefits include:

  • Ability to showcase your company and gain visibility with executives, industry experts and professors
  • Position your expertise and experience among peers
  • Craft a working relationship with The Greene Institute that is mutually beneficial
  • We offer various levels of event sponsorships allowing you and your company to customize your level of support

Please contact Sarah Nilsen for more information.

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Contact


Contact


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