10.18.05 Excellence Roundtable: Planning the Neovolution, day one

Submitted by Norm Roulet on Mon, 10/17/2005 - 13:24.
10/18/2005 - 11:30

On 10.31.05 and 11.01.05, Rebecca Ryan will be back in Northeast Ohio to work with all of us transforming the region for the better - we'd like your help, on 10.18.05 and 10.20.05, to help plan this neovolution... the new twist about the center.

Whether we call this new twist a revolution, evolution, or turning our brains on, it will be very live, in person and in virtual space. We will work with Rebecca, Bridge Builders, 20/30, cleveland.com, Mark Chupp, of CSU and "Voices and Choices", and every social and change organization and individual that is interested to make certain young thinkers' thoughts are heard in the change dialogues now gaining volume and taking center stages around the region.

On October 31 and Nov. 01 we will work together to change the world, and Northeast Ohio. In the process, 100s of people will meet, network, share visions and opportunities, and have some fun, and that will just be the beginning. Note, this is not about business groups bringing outside consultants into our town to tell us how to live our lives - this is about young thinkers - us - joining together to make differences in everyone's lives.

What will be this "neovolutionary" process... where will the party meet up... who's in on the plot? That's all to be determined over the next few weeks... help us decide.

The first Neovolution planning session will be at the City Club Excellence Roundtable, Tuesday, October 18, 2005, from 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM. This session will be a lunch and we ask attendees to pay for their own buffet - $13.

A second Neovolution planning session will be held at the City Club Thursday, October 20, 2005, from 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM. This session will not have food or beverages provided - just open discussion and brainstorming - there is no expense to anyone attending... bring your own coffee, etc.

Please RSVP if you may join us - norm [at] realinks [dot] us - 216-534-1732. If you are not available for the planning, but want to be part of the NEOvolution, please feel free to get in touch with any questions and comments.

You say you want a revolution – you tell me that it’s evolution – we all want to change the world.
- Lennon/McCartney

The revolution WILL put you in the driver's seat - The revolution will not be televised, WILL not be televised, WILL NOT BE TELEVISED - The revolution will be no re-run brothers; The revolution will be live.
- Gil Scott-Heron

You watch television to turn your brain off and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on.
- Steve Jobs

About the NEO Excellence Roundtable:

We're nurturing face to
face visioning and so have revived a storied tradition of roundtable
lunches at the City Club, each Tuesday between 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM,
where non-hierarchical area innovation champions are breaking bread and
brainstorming. The NEO Excellence Roundtable format is casual and
conversational - to join us for lunch, please contact coordinator Norm
Roulet at norm [at] realinks [dot] us. Each
attendee is expected to pay for your own meal - $13 for a buffet lunch,
which is always excellent - if that is a barrier to you attending,
please join us regardless and we'll cover the difference.

In the
interest of supporting this open collaboration, we've also established
a virtual Community Of Interest Link (COIL) called NEO Excellence -
please visit at http://neoexcellence.realinks.us. To participate in the community, please "create an account" using the link found at the home page.

Location

City Club - 850 Euclid Ave., 2nd Floor