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Saturday April 18th, 2015   1pm to 5pm
NextNow: A fascinating afternoon of interesting people, interesting conversations

You are invited to our upcoming afternoons of interesting people and interesting conversations in the NextNow Network:

April 18, 2015   Saturday 1-5pm (Box lunch starting at noon) (wine at 4pm)    
May 16, 2015   Saturday 1-5pm (Box lunch starting at noon) (wine at 4pm)    

$40 per participant per day includes box lunch ($30 without lunch). Lunch orders must be placed before Wednesday April 15th at 3pm. Scholarships available.  All at NextSpace, a coworking space in downtown San Francisco, 1 Hallidie Plaza. Easy access from the Bay Bridge, Caltrain, BART, and MUNI.  Easy parking one block away at the 5th & Mission garage.

To register for April 18th, go to Eventbrite...


The NextNow Network brings together smart, interesting people from a wide array of fields in what Bill Daul describes as a “super-collider for people—a fusion reaction where you get more energy out of it than you put in."  

Your organizers are Bill Daul, Betsy Burroughs and "Sky" (Jim) Schuyler

We’ve designed each NextNow Network afternoon so it’s easy and fun for us all to get to know one another, inspire each other and make great connections.  We’ll be using the same format we used in March.To get the conversations and connections started, each afternoon will feature three short talks by NextNow members.  Each speaker’s talk is alternated with time for us to get to know each other, inspire each other and make great connections.

April 18th will be kicked off by Eileen Clegg, opening the conversation on women and innovation, with Amy Jussel on the impact of gender stereotyping, and body image and appearance in media, and Joy Mountford with observations on subtle gender fibers in situations, environments and conversations.

Eileen Clegg, FRSA, is the founder of Visual Insight, creating murals to capture complex concepts with a combination of words and images. She and her team will be unveiling their timeline mural: Revisioning Women and Innovation, showing the history of women who changed the world. The mural was inspired by work with Doug Engelbart on Co-Evolution, and is designed to launch new critical conversations to engage women in a better future. (see

Amy Jussel, Founder of ShapingYouth, will discuss the upending of gender stereotyping in toys, goods and retail.

Shaping Youth’s mission is to shift negative influences of pop culture to a healthier worldview for kids.

Amy will challenge us on what we can do individually and collectively to reframe the conversation with corporations, brands, NGOs and in our communities. (see

S. Joy Mountford, has extensive experience in interface design, research, and new product development. She is an internationally recognized leader who has built and led world-class research, design and innovation teams at Apple, Interval Research, Yahoo and currently at Akamai. She received the SIGCHI Lifetime Practice Award and was elected to CHI Academy 2012. (see LinkedIn)

Joy will share some observations of subtle gender fibers embedded in situations, environments and conversations.

March speakers were Gayle Karen Young, Chief Talent and Culture Officer, Wikimedia; Valerie Landau, Co-author "The Engelbart Hypothesis"; and Sam Hahn, on Engelbart ideas. March photos!

We hope you can join us!  To register, just go to Eventbrite right now. Advance registration is required so we can plan the food and have enough seats! If you need a scholarship, please click “Contact the organizer” on the Eventbrite page.

Additional financial support for these meetings is provided by NextNow Collaboratory, Global Learning Resources, and Red7.


Bill Daul, NextNow Network
Jim (“Sky”) Schuyler, Red7
Betsy Burroughs, President, FocusCatalyst


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