Archive for 20th Anniversary

Awakening a Shared Heart

TennesonI love how the World Cafe Community is deliberate about marking these 20 years of practice with intentional sharing and harvesting. And in the name of impact, doing good collectively, and weaving a collective intelligence across the global community of practitioners.

The World Cafe continues to change who we are and how we are together, evolving the edges of collective potential, and awakening a shared heart.

~ Tenneson Woolf

Please join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the World Café.

Integrating Intimacy and Scale

The World Café integrates intimacy and scale, as it designs and facilitates networks of collaborative conversation around questions that matter in service to life-affirming possibilities.

David Isaacs, Co-Founder World Café

Please join us in celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the World Café.

Co-Evolving our Futures

juanita-brown-landscape-300x266Since the World Cafe was born in our living room 20 years ago, I have been completely amazed and humbled by its spread across the globe. It is my deepest hope that both the Spirit and the practice of the World Cafe will continue to be of service to life-affirming futures in business, government, and not-for-profit organizations as well as to communities big and small in the decades ahead.

Now that I’ve entered my 70’s and a new stage of my own life,  I’m especially excited to see the growing cadre of next generation hosts who are committed to nurturing “conversations that matter” as a co-evolutionary force for the common good.  I also look forward to continuing my active participation with the Wiser Together Collaboratory which is strengthening the movement toward partnering across generations around critical societal and organizational issues as we co-evolve futures together that are worthy of our best efforts.

The personal relationships David and I have enjoyed over these years last 20 years with the World Cafe have enriched our lives immeasurably. We are grateful to all of you in the World Cafe community who have brought so much love into our midst,  and to the deep friendships among World Cafe hosts and others in kindred communities that have been at the heart of this work always. Read More