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Thursday Gathering 8/8

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

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

4:00-5:00pm Creating Tabletop Science Fiction w/Sean Stoops and Andrew Teheran | Join Sean Stoops, art curator (and 1980s D&D player) for friendly brainstorming session about sci-fi role playing games, “virtual” rock bands, and the power of sci-fi storytelling, in general. Stoops is proposing to run a series of sci-fi role playing games at Venture Cafe this fall starting on Halloween.
5:30-6:30pm  Maximizing Your Thursday Gathering Experience w/ Oneal Latimore, 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 Gardening in the Digital Economy | This How do we cultivate experiences and programs that provide students with hands-on learning and ignite their imaginations? How do we grow innovators of the future? Hear from Coded by Kids and the Science Center’s FirstHand program about their work with high school students and how they themselves worked to scale. Moderated by AT&T.

6:30-7:30pm The Future of Work is HUMAN w/ Michael O’Bryan | This session explores why organizations and employers invested in workforce development will need to transform how they understand and support human development, interaction, and performance in the workplace. We will explore an intersection of issues related to the workforce of the 21st century including: automation, stress, trauma, bias, and race-equity-and inclusion (REI). Our goal is to highlight the human-centered investments needed, at both the individual and systems level, to achieve inclusive growth in the Philadelphia region.


August 8
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Venture Cafe
3675 Market St., 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19104 United States
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