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: Sydney Harbour Knowledge Cafe
On 25th October 2007 I ran a Knowledge Cafe in Sydney. It was hosted by Annalie Killian of AMP on the 25th Floor of their building overlooking Sydney Harbour.
The Cafe was on the theme "What will be the impact of Social Tools within Organizations?" which I co-facilitated with Helen Paige who is regional director of the Gurteen Knowledge Community in Adelaide. About 70 people attended. It was a grat evening.
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.