We Are The Network

February 20th, 2011

We Are The Network logoWhat Is We Are The Network?

We Are The Network builds community and personal connections through facilitated discussions in face to face, web-based and virtual world settings. We Are The Network has proven highly effective with both local and globally distributed groups and teams.

Where Can I Find A List Of Upcoming Public Events?

Click Here for our Upcoming Public Events List

Our Core Principles

  • Creation and expansion of engaged communities of people is critical to our society, to our collective future success and happiness
  • People crave the ability to connect with each other, to have serious discussions in a safe place, with respectful and supportive people
  • Professional facilitation helps people to build connections by providing a safe place to raise, compare and discuss strongly held opinions on important issues

On-going in-person and global online discussion groups, facilitated by Joel Foner, cover a range of topics including current events, social media, virtual worlds, robotics and the application and implications of information technology.  Additional topic areas to support specific community objectives added on request.

How Can I Get Public Event Announcements (pick one or more of these)?

  • Subscribe to email updates (upper right of this page) from http://joelfoner.com (this blog)
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  • Join the We Are The Network hippoGroup (no group slot required – tap the “We Are The Network” sign at the Epoch Institute)
  • Join the We Are The Network group in Second Life™

Upcoming Public Events

*** Information on additional public events will be here soon! ***

Past Events

2011-02-01 Can Telling the Truth Conquer Fear of Telling the Truth?

2011-01-11 Handling Bad Behavior Online – Strategies and Implications

2010-11-16 Is Offshoring a Race to the Bottom or a Race to the Top?

2010-11-09 Are There Human Limits to the Performance of Organized Education?

2010-10-19 Will Misinformation and Disinformation Win?

2010-09-28 Can Real Food be Faster than Fast Food?

2010-09-21 The “I Have Proof!” Game

2010-09-14 Is Today’s Pop-Psych Right… You Can’t Change Anyone Else?

2010-09-07 Which Secrets will we Find in the Social Web?

2010-08-31 Bias and Discrimination: Where Are We Headed?

2010-08-17 Open Forum and SLCC 2010 Thoughts

2010-08-10 Why Is the ‘Economic Recovery’ of 2010 Jobless?

2010-08-03 Social Media Applied – How to Get Consulting Projects, Recruiters and Hiring Managers to Find You!

2010-07-27 Does “Instant Access to Everything” Cause Polarization of Opinions?

2010-07-20 Virtual World Success and Failure Factors – Past, Present and Future

2010-07-06 Can an Organization have a Personality Disorder?

2010-06-29 Personal Stress Management in a Chaotic World

2010-06-15 The Many Faces of Corporate Announcements – A Case Study

2010-06-01 How to Tell a Powerful Story in Text Chat

2010-05-25 Does Social Media and Virtual World Experience Build Marketable Skills?

2010-05-11 Parallels in Physical and Online Virtual Community Development

2010-05-04 How Should We Deal With Cyber-Bullying?

2010-04-27 What Would it Take to Create a Non-Violent Human Society?

2010-04-13 The Changing Employer-Employee Relationship: What is a Career Today?

2010-04-06 Trends and Ethics in Image Enhancement and Alteration

2010-03-30 Does Global Social Communication Cause Bad Behavior or Reveal It?

2010-03-23 How has our Networked Society Changed Personal and Business Relationships?

2010-03-16 Is it Time for a Disruptive Solution for Modern Education?

2010-03-09 Viral Success Factors for Virtual Business

2010-03-02 An Exploration of Game-Based Education

2010-02-23 News Slam 2!

2010-02-16 Google Buzz Hands-On Workshop

2010-02-09 Are We Engineering the Species that will Replace Us?

2010-02-02 How in the World do you Explain a Virtual World?

2010-01-26 How Would You Measure the Health of a Virtual World?

2010-01-19 How do Social Media and Virtual Worlds Affect Cultural Translation?

2010-01-12 Is “Professional Rewriting” And Blog Plagiarism The New Normal?

2010-01-05 BYOT (Bring Your Own Topic)! Open Forum

2009-12-29 Part 2 – Working Measures of Virtual World and Social Media Engagement

2009-12-22 Forterra and Metaplace Go Boom: What Does This Mean?

2009-12-15 Working Measures Of Virtual World Engagement

2009-12-08 How Will Google’s Personalization, Real-Time and Visual Search Announcements Change the World?

2009-12-01 Social Engineering Goes Massively Multiplayer – Are You The Next Target?

2009-11-24 The Age Of Professional Fake Authenticity

2009-11-17 What If The Omega 13 Was Real?

2009-11-10 Is Google Destined To Become Evil?

2009-11-03 Excuse me, but did you really say that?!

2009-10-27 The Good News Gone Bad Game!

2009-10-20 Economic Recovery… But What Is The New Normal?

2009-10-13 How Is Organizational Culture Like Duct Tape?

2009-10-06 Fair Use vs. Digital Rights Management

2009-09-29 Developmental Stages in Online Communication

2009-09-22 What Is Behind The “Public Civility Problem”?

2009-09-15: Virtual Space Planning for Business and Education Uses

2009-09-08: Welcome to News Slam 1!

2009-09-01: What Are The New 21st Century Skills and How Will We Learn Them?

2009-08-25: Will Augmented Reality Shopping Drive A New Vision For Shopping?

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