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by Stephen Shapiro

Speak Aid 2020

Speak Aid 2020

In 1985, I attended Live Aid with 90,000 other people packed into JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. In addition to being a celebration of music, it was a fundraiser for those suffering in the Ethiopian famine.

Of course today, we can’t gather that many people in one place. But maybe we can do it virtually. For the week of April 20th, Dan Pontefract pulled together the speaker version of Live Aid with an event called Speak Aid. The goal is to raise money for The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.

There will be some amazing presenters, such as Michael Bungay Stanier, Mitch Joel, Kate O’Neill, Robbe Richman, Tamsen Snyder Webster and so many other brilliant minds. Also, each day at 1pm EDT, there will be a daily “fireside chat” with a top-ranking member of the Thinkers 50 list including Rita Gunther McGrath, Roger L. Martin, Alex Osterwalder, Nilofer Merchant, and Whitney Johnson.

I hope you are able to join us. I will be speaking April 24th from 4pm – 5pm EDT. My topic: Solving Difficult Problems During Difficult Times.

Make sure to register as each session is limited. Learn more and register (for free).