OTSW Speaker Series - Breakfast with Michael Edson
Please join us for this event on September 21 at 8:30 a.m. and learn how to become more purpose-driven, and why it's critical to success

Michael is the Director of Web and New Media Strategy at the Smithsonian Institution and the epitome of the 21st century leader: visionary, soft spoken, and able to identify the intrinsic value in everyone he meets.  Michael has pioneered a number of innovative techniques to help businesses develop strategy in times of rapid change and in this talk Michael will unveil a series of urgent new ideas about the changing relationship between technology, organizations, and the future—and what we should do about it. Michael’s presentation and discussion afterwards should be valuable for leaders, employees, and collaborators engaged in all types of work.
Michael was one of our earliest influences and will give you a framework for understanding leadership, and change, and introduce you to a sample of the vast array of thinking and expertise he’s uncovered. He’s also a sweetheart of a person, whom you will be glad to meet in person.

September 21, 2011

Willard Intercontinental Hotel
1401 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC, 20004
United States

Start Time: 8:30am EST
End Time: 10:00am

This event is FREE!

About the Speaker Series: Exploring Organizational Purpose

In the 21st century, competition is fierce, and great companies will be determined by their ability to focus and engage their workforce and their market on building real value – in other words pursuing a meaningful purpose.

We are sponsoring a speaker series that will bring in some of the people who’ve informed, inspired and amazed us so that you can bring an event greater level of excellence to your team, your organization, and your endeavors.

These free events will be intimate gatherings around North America. We hope you can join us at one of the events, or check out the videos we’ll post online.
Many of our speakers will also serve as judges for the Prize for Organizational Purpose– an award of $10,000 will be made to the charity of the winner’s choice.  Please share your stories with us and the community about the role that purpose has played in your team or organization.