Priya Parker: The Art of Gathering
Wednesday May 16: 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Buy a copy of The Art of Gathering or a $15 gift card to attend. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room, located on the 3rd floor of the Strand and accessible via the in-store elevators or next door at 826 Broadway through the stairs or elevator.
Priya Parker has been studying people, and her observations are that the gatherings in people's lives have become routine: lackluster and unproductive. She believes that people now rely on the accepted conventions of gatherings and neglect those involved, the distinctiveness each individual brings to a meet-up. We are now in a time when coming together is more important, and Priya's new book The Art of Gathering is a guide on how to create a human-centered approach to gathering.
Priya's words will assist people in creating meaningful and memorable experiences in both work and play. She draws on her expertise as a facilitator of high-powered gatherings around the world to show what works, what doesn't, and why. She investigates a wide variety of gatherings--conferences, meetings, a courtroom, a flash-mob, an Arab-Israeli summer camp--and explains how simple, specific changes can enliven any group experience.
Join us as Priya shares her book with Melissa Bell!
Melissa Bell is the Publisher of Vox Media, the fastest growing modern media company known for its standout technology, high-fidelity advertising, and editorial networks that go deeper into the topics passionate people care about most. She is responsible for all editorial strategy and development of the company’s networks, including SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Vox, Curbed, Recode, Racked, and Polygon. Bell is also the co-founder of Vox, Vox Media’s brand known for explaining the news. Melissa has been named one of the Most Connected Women by Marie Claire, Most Powerful Women in Washington by theWashingtonian, and a top media Changemaker by Digiday.