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Ellia Ryan
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Ellia Ryan's Conversations

Feedback from Jan '10 Seattle Conversation Salon on 'Joy'

Started this conversation. Last reply by Maurice Young Jun 13, 2012. 5 Replies

Advance Notice - Cafe 1/26 in Seattle

Started this conversation. Last reply by Ellia Ryan Jan 7, 2010. 2 Replies

From Seattle - December's Conversation Salon

Started this conversation. Last reply by Ellia Ryan Dec 27, 2009. 2 Replies

 

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Maurice Young replied to Ellia Ryan's discussion 'Feedback from Jan '10 Seattle Conversation Salon on 'Joy''
"Oh, bummer, okay well thanks anyways! lets hope for some PNW sunshine!!   Regards, Maurice"
Jun 13, 2012
Ellia Ryan replied to Ellia Ryan's discussion 'Feedback from Jan '10 Seattle Conversation Salon on 'Joy''
"Hi Maurice, Thanks for your interest! Unfortunately, I 'retired' from running these convo's over a year ago. All the best, Ellia"
Jun 12, 2012
Maurice Young replied to Ellia Ryan's discussion 'Feedback from Jan '10 Seattle Conversation Salon on 'Joy''
"hello!   I live near Seattle and was wondering how often you host these conversations and whether or not i could attend one??   Thanks :)"
Jun 11, 2012
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Jan 19, 2012
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Mar 5, 2011
Ellia Ryan replied to Ulrich Soeder's discussion 'The New Face of Community'
"Hi Oren, Great post! Very thought provoking. Some of the contributors to this thread know that I run World Cafe-style "Conversations That Matter", a monthly conversation salon in Seattle coffee bars. The very first topic was, "Where…"
Sep 19, 2010
Ellia Ryan commented on Amy Lenzo's event 'Community World Cafe'
"Great idea!! I'm looking forward to it."
Mar 25, 2010
Ellia Ryan posted an event

Conversations That Matter in Seattle at Star Life on the Oasis, U District, Seattle

February 24, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
What does it take to be fearless?We regularly hear stories of people who have saved planeloads of passengers, rescued victims of political atrocities, left abusive relationships with only the clothes on their back… and we say they are fearless. For us mere mortals, there are many situations far less traumatic that can trigger fear, so what does it take – and what does it mean – to be fearless?1. Are there stories of fearlessness in your family – perhaps as immigrants, veterans, slaves, or as a…See More
Feb 14, 2010
Ellia Ryan replied to Ellia Ryan's discussion 'Feedback from Jan '10 Seattle Conversation Salon on 'Joy''
"Thanks Ria!"
Feb 2, 2010
Ria Baeck replied to Ellia Ryan's discussion 'Feedback from Jan '10 Seattle Conversation Salon on 'Joy''
"Great initiative and great topic!!! Worthwile following!"
Feb 1, 2010
Ellia Ryan posted a discussion

Feedback from Jan '10 Seattle Conversation Salon on 'Joy'

Another interesting conversation cafe this month in Seattle. Our little conversation cafe community is gaining recognition and numbers, with interest from local radio and a steady stream of people joining the Meetup group. Coffee and tea houses are now asking to become permanent hosts - yay! A second facilitator has joined me, so we will be able to host two conversations each month - both on the same topic, but in different parts of town. Would love to hear from local World Cafe Community bods…See More
Jan 30, 2010
Ellia Ryan posted an event

Conversations That Matter in Seattle at Ballard, Seattle

January 26, 2010 from 7pm to 9pm
Would love to see any of my Seattle cafe colleagues here...This month's topic is: How do we bring joy into our lives?We would all welcome feeling happier and more joyful - can you imagine anyone saying, "no thanks, I have all the joy I need for this year"? There has been an increasing amount of research into 'happiness' in the past decade, including that funded by Paul G. Allen for the PBS program "This Emotional Life" (episodes online until approx 1/18/09). This type of research explores…See More
Jan 11, 2010
Ellia Ryan replied to Ellia Ryan's discussion 'Advance Notice - Cafe 1/26 in Seattle'
"Thanks for the link heads-up, Donna... looks like it didn't register initially; will fix asap! Hope your schedule opens up enough for you to attend. -Ellia"
Jan 7, 2010
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Jan 7, 2010
Ellia Ryan posted a discussion

Advance Notice - Cafe 1/26 in Seattle

I'm finally getting my act together and posting an event BEFORE it happens! Would love to see any of my Seattle cafe colleagues here...This month's topic is: How do we bring joy into our lives?We would all welcome feeling happier and more joyful - can you imagine anyone saying, "no thanks, I have all the joy I need for this year"? There has been an increasing amount of research into 'happiness' in the past decade, including that funded by Paul G. Allen for the PBS program "This Emotional Life"…See More
Jan 7, 2010
Ellia Ryan replied to Ellia Ryan's discussion 'From Seattle - December's Conversation Salon'
"Hi Amy, Thanks for your comment! I'd be happy to re-categorize, but am not sure how to do this. I'll contact you offline for advice. Best, Ellia"
Dec 27, 2009

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Please indicate your World Café experience (ONLY IF YOU HAVE ACTUAL WORLD CAFE EXPERIENCE) in one or more of the following roles:
Host, Participant
If you are new to the World Cafe, would you please share how you heard about this community?
I'm not new to the community - had to put something in this box when I edited my profile!
What field is the primary focus of your World Café work (ONLY CHECK AREAS WHERE YOU ARE ALREADY ACTIVELY USING WORLD CAFE PLEASE)?
Community
What knowledge, skills or resources would you like to contribute to the World Café community to help it grow and flourish?
Helping develop World Cafe as a way of engaging local communities in dialogue about issues that matter.
What would you most like to receive from this community?
support and ideas
Would you like to share a Web or Blog address?
http://elliaryan.net
What haven't we asked that you'd like to share?
"What level would you consider yourself to be at in your expertise?" I'm hosting small, monthly, public cafes on different topics. I had been wanting to do this for some time, and was further inspired by Meg Wheatley's "Turning to One Another".

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At 12:22pm on January 7, 2010, Timothy Corey said…
Hi Ellia

Thanks for connecting. I think we know many of the same people. If I can assist in the future please contact me.

Tim
At 10:30am on January 7, 2010, Jill Blair said…
Ellia, i won't be able to join you on the 26th but thrilled to know you're there!
jb
At 11:00am on December 27, 2009, Amy Lenzo said…
Ellia...

Congratulations on what sounds like a very successful Cafe!

I hope you will post your future events on the calendar here - so many people want to experience the World Cafe and it would be great to point them to some possibilities.

Warmly,

Amy
At 3:21pm on August 14, 2009, Jenn Scharf said…
Hi Ellia. I'm curious how your event unfolded the other night. Please share when you get a chance!
At 4:55pm on August 6, 2009, Nancy White said…
Hey, good luck on your Aug 12 event - someday we should have a potluck for all the local WCfolks!
At 8:12am on August 1, 2009, Gabriel Shirley said…
Hi Ellia. Nice to meet you here and discover we live near each other. Of course you are wecome to contact me. I friended you so hopefully you can see my contact info.
 
 
 

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