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Thursday Gathering 8/1

August 1 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

*Venture Café Philly is on for our regularly scheduled programming. Please note that Market Street is not accessible, so please use Filbert or Ludlow. Innovation Plaza between 3624 Market and 3700 Market and the courtyard between 3675 Market and 3701 Market are accessible to these streets.*

Growing Up Great! is the theme for August. This month will include a wide variety of topics that focus on the concept of growing oneself, ideas/visions, and businesses. Some possible sessions include grit, the power of play, and EdTech.

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3:15-4:15pm  Conversation Corner: How Does Failure Enable You to Succeed?  w/Jake Ritzheimer | Failure is defined as, “A lack of success.” However, that doesn’t take the idea of failure far enough or consider what positives can arise from failing at something you set out to do. Join us for an informal discussion on how failure can ultimately lead to success.
4:30-5:30pm  Let’s Talk About Clutter: Mindfulness Over Minimalism w/ Natalie Coyle | Minimalism is arguably a growing movement these days. With numerous books, blogs, articles, and TV shows around the subject, it is difficult to avoid and can certainly be a stressful undertaking to consider applying to your own life. Do you really need to get rid of all of your stuff in order to attain greater inner peace and balance? What is the right amount of personal items to have in your life in order to live comfortably but with less clutter? In this session, we will discuss tactics you can use to assess your approach to organization, the benefits to owning less, and ways to be more mindful about how you acquire that clutter in the first place.
5:30-6:30pm  Maximizing Your Thursday Gathering Experience w/ Ivy Ochieng, Venture Cafe Ambassador | This session is for those new to Venture Café to hear about the resources, opportunities and programming offered, have someone ask them about what they are looking to get by attending, and potentially connect them to the right person or, at least, place them on the right path.
5:30-6:30pm  AI is not an API: Navigating the Buzzword Swamp w/ Charlie Li and George Zipperlen | Artificial intelligence is a hot topic in the technology business, enabling many usage possibilities and other thoughts. However, it is not without warts like ossifying biases and just plain using the concept wrong.  AI is not alone here; many other buzzwords exhibit the same feelings and effects. In this exercise, we will unpack how buzzwords come to be and how to navigate through the swamp for business and professional sakes.
6:30-7:30pm Knowledge Management – What It Is and Why You Need It w/ John Landers | An established discipline for nearly 30 years, knowledge management (KM) provides strategies to answer the question “Does anyone know where we keep the unwritten rules?”. Join us as we unpack the knowledge economy, its unique challenges, and methodologies to overcome them.



August 1
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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