Building Urgent Optimism for the Future with Jane McGonigal

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Adult (18+)

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How do we prepare ourselves for "unthinkable" change? How do we ready our teams and organizations for "unimaginable" future events? Find out in this interactive session with New York Times bestselling author and Institute for the Future research director, Jane McGonigal. You'll learn a new framework for cultivating "urgent optimism" in the face of uncertainty. You'll practice the art of mental time travel, and learn how to take others to a better future with you! And you'll take away a practical tool to help others fight "normalcy bias", and think more creatively and effectively in the face of dynamic global events.

Brought to you by the Enoch Pratt Free Library and Maryland Libraries Together, a collaboration of Maryland Libraries to engage communities in enriching educational experiences that advance an understanding of the issues of our time. This project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act Administered by the Maryland State Library.

Simply visit the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Facebook or Youtube page to view this event. 

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There is no registration required for virtual attendance, simply visit the Enoch Pratt Free Library's Facebook or Youtube page. 

This project is supported in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services through the Library Services and Technology Act administered by the Maryland State Library Agency (MSLA).