From Talk to Action – Big Think at the UN
Jason Gots is a New York-based writer, editor, and podcast producer. For Big Think, he writes (and sometimes illustrates) the blog "Overthinking Everything with Jason Gots" and is the creator and host of the "Think Again" podcast. In previous lives, Jason worked at Random House Children's Books, taught reading and writing to middle schoolers and community college students, co-founded a theatre company (Rorschach, in Washington, D.C.), and wrote roughly two dozen picture books for kids learning English in Seoul, South Korea. He is also the proud father of an incredibly talkative and crafty little kid.
Yesterday (5/30/12), Big Think President and Co-Founder Peter Hopkins moderated a panel at the UN Social Innovation Summit, a private, invitation-only forum that explores “What’s Next?” in the world of Social Innovation.
The all-star panel, titled All Talk and No Action? Conferences and Conversation in Social Innovation, was a "conference about conferences" in which Hopkins and his guests examined the relationship between inspirational speech and meaningful social action. These guests included:
Note: The video below captures the entire conference. Peter Hopkins' panel begins at 21:16 – to see it, scrub ahead in the player.
Big Think live-tweeted the panel, capturing some of the speakers' most powerful points. Read the entire stream below.