Nearly 200 people from throughout the region, and across the country, gathered on Hilton Head Island last week for an opportunity to participate in The Forum: Courageous Conversations on America’s Future.
On May 14th, hundreds of thought leaders, chief executives, and philanthropists gathered at the Hilton Head Institute for its annual forum. The Doe Fund’s founder and president, George McDonald, delivered the evening’s keynote address.
What will the world hold for future generations? The question has been asked by people throughout human history. However, the technological advances that we’ve experienced in our lifetime makes that question harder to answer than ever before.
Professor and media theorist Douglas Rushkoff (and the Forum Speaker) contends that social media, Big Data and digital technology, in general, are hampering rather than helping marketers’ abilities to connect with consumers.
With ninety events having taken place here in Hilary Term 2015, the RAI has enjoyed not just the busiest term in its history but one of its most successful. The term closed by our welcoming the Oxford Literary Festival to the RAI: we thank Sally Bayley and Sally Dunsmore for making the Festival’s event here possible.
Graham Covington co-founded Minds Matter of Portland in 2005, recognizing a need to help highly motivated, economically disadvantaged high school students gain admission and financial aid to four-year colleges and universities.In addition to his role at Minds Matter of Portland, he is also the Managing Principal of Grease Consulting LLC, a west coast-based management consultancy.
I am one of the lucky ones, I experienced the thrill and pride of being on Hilton Head Island when we were creating a new paradigm for resort communities in the early 70’s. People from all over the world came to us and asked our opinions. There was electricity in the air.
We all know that life today feels so much differently than the lives of our parents and grandparents. While earlier generations had a pretty clear view of the future, life today feels far less certain – with everything happening now, “in real time”– and with far less predictability than ever before.