June 14, July 12, August 9
9:30 to 11:30 AM
Wilder Center, Room 2520
451 Lexington Avenue N.
Saint Paul, MN
Agenda for June 14:
9:30 to 10:00 - Convene - quick intros and check-ins
10:00 to 10:30 - Guest speaker: SCORE representative, Mort Harris, discussing Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Program
10:30 to 11:00 - 1st networking/case study
11:00 to 11:30 - 2nd networking/case study
Open to everyone. Bring a friend!
RSVPs appreciated but not necessary to Kathy at email@example.com.
Comments? Questions? Speaker ideas? E-mail or call 763-789-0529.
June 18 - 5:00 to 7:30
Salut Bar Americain
917 Grand Avenue
Saint Paul, MN
Join Evolve/ALVA grads and friends for a causal get-together. Reconnect with classmates and meet someone new! Questions? contact Joann Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org. See you there!
VAN at the Guthrie
Pride and Prejudice
Book & Brew
September 10 - 5:30 to 8:30 - – Court International, Room 150 South, 2550 University Ave., St. Paul
For information about EvolvingConnections contact Bill Read at email@example.com
EvolvingConnections hosts a number of differenct types of events. Here's a primer about Book & Brews and Salons:
Book & Brew
Book & Brew sessions use an innovative process called book scanning. Individuals read different sections of a book and illustrate their sections, a technique called book charting. Members then present their sections chronologically and everyone gets to get the gist with only a small investment of time. The Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) originally developed book charting for communities here and abroad. It has become a way for people to connect with each other in their own environments around topics that interest them.
Susan Hawkins, a 2010 Evolve grad and chair of EvolvingConnections, and Joann Ellis, a 2008 Evolve grad, lead the Book & Brew sessions. According to Hawkins, “book scanning is both educational and social. When I find an intriguing book, I want to talk with someone about it. Book scanning provides that opportunity.”
If you would like to recommend a book for this year’s Book & Brews email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Salons originated in France in the 17th and 18th century as gatherings for enlightenment. In the 90s, the Utne Reader widely promoted salons as neighborhood conversations. EvolvingConnections is now using the salon format to provide a catalyst for discussion on topics of interest in our communities. If you would like to lead a salon on a particular topic, let us know either in the comments section below or email email@example.com.