A little less than a year ago, we signed a contract to deliver a book on worldchanging solutions to the planet's most pressing problems. On Thursday we held the book in our hands for the first time.
In a couple weeks, you'll be able to get your own copy. We hope you'll order a copy now (early orders will help encourage more stores to carry it), but, equally importantly, we hope you'll come join us in person as we launch a whirlwind 6-week North American tour!
We've mentioned the tour before, but as we approach launch, we're finally ready to share some of the dates and details. It's turning out to be a phenomenal series of event and we hope to see each of you the city nearest you. We'll be hitting New York, San Francisco, Toronto, L.A., Chicago, Vancouver, Portland, D.C., The Twin Cities, Austin and Denver (as well as holding an event here in Seattle).
In each place, we'll be giving talks and parties to celebrate not only the book, but also the local community of people and organizations who are engaged in worldchanging work. Each event will also feature brief introductory remarks from people we respect and admire. The point is to create an avenue for spotlighting and connecting worldchangers and worldchanging things...and most importantly, to meet one another and have a great time.
These events are going to be a blast. We hope you'll make them even better. You can help by spreading the word, telling friends and colleagues, and posting announcements on your websites and appropriate lists. Also, please help us identify groups in your area who are doing work worth supporting (we'll be posting specific questions for each city next week). Finally, help make the events themselves more compelling by showing up ready to meet your fellow readers and bringing something to the event that you can show or share about your own projects and pursuits. We can't wait to meet all of you face-to-face and hear how you're changing your world for the better. See our list of dates after the jump...
October 28th: SEATTLE - Town Hall presents an evening with Bruce Sterling and Alex Steffen
7:30, Launch Party to follow...
1119 Eighth Avenue (at Seneca Street)
October 29th: PORTLAND, OR - Reading/ Party at World Forestry Center
World Forestry Center
4033 SW Canyon Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97221
November 2nd: NEW YORK - Bar meetup at The Magician
18 Rivington Street at Essex
November 3rd: NEW YORK - VIP Event (private)
November 5th: VANCOUVER - Event at WorkSpace
6:00-8:30, party afterwards
400 – 21 Water St.
Vancouver BC, V6B 1A1
November 8th: MINNEAPOLIS - Event at Kingman Studios
1901 Grand St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418 USA
November 12th: CHICAGO - Event at the Shedd Aquarium 6:30-9:30
1200 South Lake Shore Drive
November 14th: TORONTO - Event at The Berkley
315 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 1S7
November 17th: WASHINGTON DC - Reading at Busboy's and Poets
6:30-8:30, Reception to follow at B&P
Busboys and Poets
2021 14th Street
NW DC 20009
November 18th: WASHINGTON DC - Party TBA
November 21st: NEW YORK - Event with the Bucky Fuller Institute
(Venue and TIme TBA)
November 29th: AUSTIN - Reading at Book People
7:00 (Reception at the new REI to follow)
603 N Lamar Blvd
Austin, TX 78703
November 30th: LOS ANGELES - Event with Hollywood Hill
December 2nd: LOS ANGELES - Book Party TBA
December 5th: SAN FRANCISCO - Event at 111 Minna
111 Minna Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
December 7th: SAN FRANCISCO - Worldchanging Panel at the Commonwealth Club
5:30, reception to follow
595 Market Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
December 12th: NEW YORK - Greendrinks / Worldchanging Holiday Party
219 Ninth Avenue, between 23rd and 24th br> New York, NY10011
December 14th: DENVER - Reading at Tattered Cover, reception to follow
1628 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202