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Past Event

Making Conversation

Join us for a virtual conversation about the art of conversation with Fred Dust.

Conversations are one of our most fundamental means of communicating with each other. At their best, they are unconstrained, authentic and open—two or more people sharing thoughts and ideas in ways that bridge our individual experiences to achieve a common goal. At their worst, they foster misunderstanding and frustration, and obscure our real intentions.

How often do you walk away from a conversation feeling really heard? That it moved the people in it forward in some important way? If not very often, you’re not alone. After years of trying to broker communications between colleagues and clients, Dust redesigned his art of conversation by using intention and purpose, but remaining artful and playful. In this discussion, he codifies what he learned and outlines the commitment, creative listening, clarity, and context required to be more deliberate and purposeful in making conversations work.

MLF Organizer
George Hammond

MLF: Humanities

This is a free, online-only program; pre-register to receive a link to the live-stream program.

Copies of Dust's book, Making Conversation, can be purchased during registration (for shipment to U.S. domestic addresses only).

January 12, 2021

United States

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Fred Dust
Architect; Board Member, Parsons School of Design–The New School, National Public Radio, and the Sundance Institute; Former Senior Partner and Global Managing Director, IDEO; Author, Making Conversations
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In Conversation with George Hammond
Author, Conversations With Socrates

3–4 p.m. (Pacific Time) program

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