ADRIM invites you to dive deep into Priya Parker’s book, The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters, and explore how it can enhance the way you lead, host and facilitate the many ways that you gather people at work, in the community and at home.
This event is more than an online conference, it is an interactive online engagement with book club communities and opportunities to engage in dialogue.
June – October: Prepare
- Register directly on the Whova conference site
- Receive a digital copy of The Art of Gathering and get reading.
- Engage in book clubs and or discussion forums on the Whovaconference platform. The Whova platform is an interactive
community space where you can engage in discussions, find or initiate a book club that suits your schedule, and even recommend questions for Priya Parker to address at the conference.
October 20th Conference Day: Engage (12:00 – 4:00 pm)
- Feature interview with Priya Parker with questions prepared by book club communities.
- Concurrent sessions explore the application of Priya’s concepts appealing to a variety of sectors.
- Closing plenary will feature a diverse panel of Manitoban leaders who will share the insights,challenges and opportunities they see with the return to in-person gatherings.
October – December: Integrate
- Debrief. The Whova conference platform will remain open for you to continue to gather.
- Discuss and integrate conference highlights and applications of Priya’s book.
- Engage in a final wrap up session hosted by ADRIM in December (Date TBD).
Get excited about Priya Parker and her work, by listening to her three appearances on Brené Brown’s Dare to Lead podcast.
“Welcome to the new rules of gathering.”
Priya Parker wants to invigorate the ways people come together in order to banish stale conferences, flat dinner parties, and unproductive board meetings. In her interactive talks, her New York Times podcast, Together Apart, and in her book, The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters, she challenges audiences to dig down to the root of why and how we make connections, create communities, and
About Priya Parker
Priya Parker’s bold approach to gatherings redefines the ways people connect, learn, and develop relationships. The acclaimed author of The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why it Matters, executive producer and host of the New York Times podcast, Together Apart, and the founder of boutique advisory firm Thrive Labs, she helps activists, elected officials, corporate executives, educators, and philanthropists create transformative, unforgettable gatherings that allow them to step back from their daily routine, rediscover their motivations, and develop strategies for innovation.
In The Art of Gathering, Parker combines fascinating case studies culled from an international cast of characters with practices to follow—and rules to break— to connect more meaningfully with friends, colleagues, and strangers. She includes examples from her attempts to create connections, illustrating which tactics worked and which ones failed. Included among her success stories are “#IamHere Days,” self-organized adventures in which a group of people unplugs and explores a neighborhood, and “15 Toasts,” dinner parties where each guest has to toast to a common theme (the twist: the last one has to sing their toast). Parker’s interactive talks are both a demonstration of the techniques described in her books and a guide on how to implement her strategies.
Parker has helped numerous clients develop better gatherings, including the Museum of Modern Art, LVMH, the World Economic Forum, meetup.com, and Civitas Public Affairs. Trained in conflict resolution, she has worked on peace processes in the Arab world, Southern Africa, and India, and is a founding member of the Sustained Dialogue Campus Network, where she worked on race relations on American college campuses. She has been appointed as a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Values and the New Models of Leadership Council, and is also a senior expert at Mobius Executive Leadership.
Parker’s The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters has been named a Best Business Book of the year by Amazon, Esquire Magazine, NPR, the Financial Times, 1-800-CEO-READS and Bloomberg. She has spoken on the TED Main Stage, and her TEDx talk on purpose has been viewed over one million times. Her work has been featured in The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Forbes.com, Oprah.com, Real Simple Magazine, Glamour, The Today Show, and Morning Joe, among others. Parker studied organizational design at M.I.T., public policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, and political and social thought at the University of Virginia. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband, Anand Giridharadas, and their two children.