Category Archives: Events

The Body — August 2011 gathering

The Next Us hosted a gathering at a.Muse gallery last month with the following experts in health and wellness:

I’ve made it a point in the past year to pay more attention to my body as a source of wisdom… and I had a gut sense that these speakers, individually and together, would have a lot to share. I wasn’t disappointed. Thank you to all who participated in a rich discussion and a memorable evening.

DIAKADI Body:

Adam Dole:

Tiphani Palmer:


Location and dislocation — March 2011 gathering

The Next Us hosted a gathering at Fabric8 in March with three terrific speakers: Chris Carlsson (local San Francisco historian, author, and co-founder of CounterPULSE), Abby Falik (founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year), and Chip Grant (founder and artistic director of Urban Opera).

The theme of the event was “Location and dislocation.” I know for me, it can be all too easy at times to disappear into my head or computer screen and forget where I am. And of course, it’s useful to be able to cultivate inner stability regardless what life throws at you. But the three speakers at our March gathering had a different kind of wisdom that comes from a deep and felt sense of place.

As expected, I learned a lot at this event, and not just from the speakers, but from the many conversations that bubbled up before and after the talks.

Chris Carlsson:

Abby Falik:

Chip Grant:


Transformation and resilience — Nov 2010 gathering

The Next Us hosted our first informal gathering on November 9 at the fabric8 gallery in San Francisco. The theme of the event was “transformation and resilience” with a range of speakers and participants all working on positive social change across industries, sectors, and levels of scale.

Thank you to the many friends, clients, and collaborators who were able to make it to this first event and for the healthy conversations that followed. We look forward to more in 2011!

Mark Gibson:

Thomas Kriese:

Andrea Saveri:

Dan Ancona:

Natalie Linden: