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THE HAPPENING

A GLOBAL THURSDAY GATHERING

AUGUST 6, 2020

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THIS WEEK'S AGENDA

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GLOBAL PROGRAM

By checking in to #VCVIRTUAL, you get access to ALL the global Virtual Venture Cafés!

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WELCOME TO THE #VCVIRTUAL AT VENTURE CAFÉ PROVIDENCE 

You’re here! We’re so glad. While it looks and feels a bit different from our in person gatherings, we encourage you to hang out in the Café Space and meet fellow innovators. Check out the exciting list of sessions this week, and feel free to hop in and out as you please. All we ask is that you follow our community guidelines to ensure this is a welcoming space for everyone. (Pro Tip: Keep this page open throughout the event – it’s your key to navigating what’s happening this week!).

First time at Venture Café?  Click any session link below to enter the room at any time! Sessions are hosted in Zoom or Remo (Learn more here!). Another hint, keep this page open throughout the event so you can more easily switch between sessions.

THIS WEEK

FEATURING “THE HAPPENING”

The Happening, a Global Venture Café Thursday Gathering, connecting innovators to make { the “better normal” } happen!

Are you an innovator — not necessarily a techie, but an all around creative thinker and doer? Do you believe that the challenges of today can’t be solved with the solutions of yesterday? Are you a person who isn’t satisfied with “normal” because “normal” wasn’t working too well? Would you like to connect with other innovators all over the world who share similar passions? 

On Thursday August 6th, join 10 Venture Café locations for the first ever collective Global Thursday Gathering – The Happening! Featuring nearly 30 sessions over 20 hours, we will explore ideas and innovative actions around crafting a better future. Best part: It’s free and you can participate from anywhere. Let’s connect to make a “Better Normal” happen!

In the midst of a global pandemic, we believe it is still important to produce quality content, facilitate meaningful connections, and build an engaged community. Everyone wants to know what the “New Normal” will be after this transformational year, and as a convener of innovators, we want to shift the conversation to ask: How will we create the “Better Normal”? How will innovators be inspired to action by a devastating global pandemic, the rapid effects of climate change, and a growing civil rights movement? From educational outcomes to equitable housing, corporate culture to climate action, racial equity to pandemic response – so many facets of the world we live in can and will be reimagined.

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1:00am
EDT, August 6th

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1:00am–1:45am
Venture Cafe Sydney ENGAGE
Online, Venture Café Sydney
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2:00am
EDT, August 6th

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2:00am–9:00pm
Venture Cafe Network CONNECT
Online, Venture Café Global Institute
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2:00am–2:45am
Venture Cafe Sydney LEARN
Online, Venture Café Sydney
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2:45am–3:15am
Venture Cafe Sydney CONNECT
Online, Venture Café Sydney
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3:00am
EDT, August 6th

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3:15am–4:00am
Venture Cafe Sydney LEARN
Online, Venture Café Sydney
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8:00am
EDT, August 6th

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8:00am–9:00am
Venture Cafe Network LEARN
Online, Venture Café Global Institute
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9:00am
EDT, August 6th

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9:00am–10:00am
Venture Cafe Network SHARE
Online, Venture Café Global Institute
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10:00am
EDT, August 6th

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10:00am–11:00am
Venture Cafe Warsaw LEARN
Online, Venture Café Warsaw
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10:00am–2:00pm
Venture Café Rotterdam CONNECT
Online, Venture Café Rotterdam
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10:00am–11:00am
Netherlands Chamber of Commerce LEARN
Online, Venture Café Rotterdam
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10:00am–11:00am
RI Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; IGT; Glavel; and RI Secretary of State's Office LEARN
Online, Venture Café Providence
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10:30am–11:00am
Venture Café Rotterdam CONNECT
Online, Venture Café Rotterdam
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11:00am
EDT, August 6th

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11:00am–12:00pm
LapSnap; Orbyt cc CONNECT
Online, Venture Café Providence
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11:00am–12:30pm
Symbid LEARN
Online, Venture Café Rotterdam
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11:00am–1:00pm
Taiwan Globalization Network CONNECT
Online, Venture Café Rotterdam
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12:00pm
EDT, August 6th

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12:00pm–2:00pm
HI-HERImpact Entrepreneurship Summit LEARN
Online, Venture Café Miami
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12:30pm–1:30pm
ECMC (Ethics & Compliance Management & Consulting) LEARN
Online, Venture Café Rotterdam
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12:30pm–1:15pm
FunX Media and Venture Café Rotterdam ENGAGE
Online, Venture Café Rotterdam
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1:00pm
EDT, August 6th

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1:00pm–2:00pm
CIC's AGENCY & P&G Ventures LEARN
Online, Venture Café Global Institute
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1:30pm–3:00pm
Code/Art PLAY
Online, Venture Café Miami
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2:00pm
EDT, August 6th

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2:00pm–3:00pm
Venture Cafe Network LEARN
Online, Venture Café Global Institute
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2:15pm–2:30pm
HI-HERImpact Entrepreneurship Summit LEARN
Online, Venture Café Miami
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2:30pm–2:45pm
HI-HERImpact Entrepreneurship Summit LEARN
Online, Venture Café Miami
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3:00pm
EDT, August 6th

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3:00pm–4:00pm
Venture Café Cambridge ENAGE
Online, Venture Café Boston
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4:00pm
EDT, August 6th

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4:00pm–5:00pm
MightyCricket LEARN
Online, Venture Café St. Louis
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5:00pm
EDT, August 6th

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5:00pm–6:00pm
Venture Cafe Network LEARN
Online, Venture Café Global Institute
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5:00pm–6:00pm
Venture Café Cambridge LEARN
Online, Venture Café Boston
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5:00pm–7:00pm
The Idea Center at Miami-Dade College ENGAGE
Online, Venture Café Miami
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7:00pm
EDT, August 6th

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7:00pm–8:00pm
Venture Cafe Network SHARE
Online, Venture Café Global Institute
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8:00pm
EDT, August 6th

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8:00pm–9:00pm
Venture Cafe Network LEARN
Online, Venture Café Global Institute
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9:00pm
EDT, August 6th

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9:00pm–9:30pm
Venture Cafe Network CONNECT
Online, Venture Café Global Institute
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NETWORK IN THE VIRTUAL GLOBAL SOCIAL SPACE!

Join Venture Café attendees from all over the world – meet your new best friend or your future co-founder (both have happened!). Join us on a great platform called Remo to connect (First time in Remo? Learn more here!). 

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GOT QUESTIONS? SEE OUR FAQ!

HOW LONG WILL VENTURE CAFÉ PROVIDENCE STAY DIGITAL?

The health and safety of our community comes first. Due to ongoing concerns over COVID-19, Venture Café Providence has decided that the best course of action is to go digital for the foreseeable future.

WHEN ARE THE #VCVIRTUAL SESSIONS BEING HELD?

You can join our #VCVirtual gathering EVERY THURSDAY. We will continue to create and deliver valuable experiences through our online webinars, discussions, panels, office hours and live chats.

WHO CAN JOIN THE ONLINE SESSIONS? 

We believe innovation is for everyone, so anyone can join (we’re looking at you, friends across the world).

HOW DO I JOIN THE ONLINE SESSIONS?

Click the “Check In” button above. Our Venture Café Kiosk System will load and you will be prompted to type in your name and email address as well as complete the survey (first time attendees only). Upon completion, a new page will load and you will be able to enter sessions rooms in Zoom.

WHAT’S ZOOM? DO I NEED TO DOWNLOAD ZOOM?

Zoom is a free online video conferencing platform. We HIGHLY suggest that you download the Zoom client in order to participate. You can open a zoom link in your web browser, but to take full advantage of the program, we highly suggest that you download it to your desktop or mobile device to join. Presenters, please note that you need to use the desktop application and not the browser application. 

DO I NEED A ZOOM ACCOUNT TO JOIN?

No, you don’t need a Zoom account to join. Just register and enjoy! If you would like a free account, please go to Zoom.us and click on “Sign Up, It’s Free” at the top right corner. Enter an email address you wish to use and activate your account. Once your account is active, go to zoom.us/download and download “Zoom Client for Meetings.” 

HOW DO I CHANGE MY VIRTUAL BACKGROUND IN ZOOM?

To change your virtual background, find your way to the bottom left corner of the screen. Next to the video icon, click on the ^ button and select “Choose a Virtual Background. From there, find your preferred image on your computer and make that your background. 

DO I NEED TO REGISTER TO ATTEND A DIGITAL THURSDAY GATHERING?

You can pre-register for our events if you like (only need to do it once!) and each week we’ll ask you to check-in.

WILL MY ATTENDANCE NUMBER STILL GO UP?*

Since you will still check in, we’ll retroactively make sure to up your attendance number. **If you’re a first timer and not sure what this is about, we put a number on your name tag beside your name to show how many times you’ve attended a gathering, e.g. Jane Doe (2).

NOT SEEING SOMETHING YOU’RE LOOKING FOR? 

Please also check out our events calendar for other free, public programming.

WANT MORE?

Want to experience what’s happening in other Venture Cafés? We’ve curated an incredible line up of engaging sessions across our different time zones, and you don’t need a plane ticket (or passport) to join in! By checking in to #VCVIRTUAL, you get access to ALL the Virtual Venture Cafes!

NEED MORE ASSISTANCE?

Please contact our team at info@districthallprovidence.org with any comments or questions.