The RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) was founded by William Shipley in 1754 "to embolden enterprise, to enlarge science, to refine art, to improve our manufactures and to extend our community".
It works to create a civilised society based on a sustainable economy by stimulating debate, developing new ideas and encouraging appropriate action.
The Fellowship of the Society comprises 22,500 Fellows (FRSAs) world-wide. Drawn from almost every vocation, the Fellowship of the RSA is composed of people from many nationalities who support and promote the Society's aims.
I am a fellow of the RSA and would highly recommend becoming a member. It makes a great meeting place: in centarl London.
Video: Knowledge Cafe at KM Egypt 2010
This video was taken at KM Egypt in September 2010 where I was invited to run a Knowledge Cafe.
It is probably one of the best videos that not only describes my Knowledge Cafes but where you also get to see it in action and hear some of the insights from the people taking part.
Note: the room and the tables are not the ideal setting for a Knowledge Cafe nor is the reporting back process but often the Cafe needs to be adapted to fit the room and the number of participants.
The Gurteen Knowledge Community is a global learning community
of over 21,000 people in 160 countries across the world.
The community is for people who are committed to making a difference:
people who wish to share and learn from each other and who strive to see
the world differently, think differently and act differently.
Membership of the Gurteen Knowledge Community is free.