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Newsletter to global team of Al Gore's presenters features the World Café

Started this conversation. Last reply by Gayle Yamauchi-Gleason Nov 3, 2009. 2 Replies

Al Gore's Climate Project

Started this conversation. Last reply by nancy margulies Jan 11, 2010. 19 Replies

4th in a series

Started Sep 23, 2009 0 Replies


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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, Visual Recorder, Sponsor, Participant
What field is the primary focus of your World Café work (ONLY CHECK AREAS WHERE YOU ARE ALREADY ACTIVELY USING WORLD CAFE PLEASE)?
Corporate, Community
What knowledge, skills or resources would you like to contribute to the World Café community to help it grow and flourish?
I have lots of experience in planning and hosting -- since the early days of the World Café. I also do illustrations and visual recording and am happy to mentor others, share my art work for others to use, and co-host events.
What would you most like to receive from this community?
I like the idea of making the harvesting as meaningful and useful as possible. I think we can develop the processes we now use to capture more and use it to build one World Café upon another.
Would you like to share a Web or Blog address?

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New Presentation available for you to use to intro the World Café

Posted on July 4, 2010 at 2:57pm 14 Comments

I just created a new presentation of the World Café that is available to download and use from

Go to
and take a look

Feedback welcome -- including requests to improve this presentation.
- Nancy

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At 7:17am on January 7, 2013, Xavier Ginoux said…

hello Nancy

Juanita told me that you have experimented something like the concept i have in paris OPENMIND KFE , The venues dedicade for the the new managers coach where the meetings are effectives and "co-built"...

She loves the Ideas , and il will show all the concept at the end of the month.

see below ..

First I made a copyright "openmind kfe" , to protect the idea (and design) all around the world , but i am open to work on it with associates truly involve in the "CO" and world cafe,  if needed. ( look there is the first step of my idea)

Then I have done a Design Book for the ideal venue for a Manager and his team (small venue 200 square meter max) and i am working with some coach and designer  to set up a nice presentation and a business plan for some investor or to my actual shareolder ( i am a small communication agency in internal communication/event) 

In the same time , I bought your Book then  i have seen the représentative of AI in France and SOLE in France some of your aficionados coach to explain my concept ( everybody said YES! Go for it  ) and I  test the idea with more than 60 HR or internal communicator in différent kind of organisation and business.

Now i must find "cash "...  ( rent the place, fix the design, decoration , accomodation, marketing, commercial web, prospection , partnership  etc...) the Space and the " must be different3 , there are lot of venues in Paris .

Objectif : launch the first one  in April inside Paris .... launch the 20 th with you guys in 2016 inside NY ( you do love the french touch in design)  ....( my dream..)

I will love to share the project with some aficionados , i am not a coach or a consultant , i am a pro of Event and i believe in design and  dedicated venues to liberate the ideas and the conversation....

thanks for your answer 


At 4:27am on May 23, 2010, Jasmine Cargill said…
Hi Nancy. Juanita suggested contacting you as someone who has experimented with combining the creative arts and World Cafe. I am really interested in this and have started a discussion asking people to share their experiences and I would love to hear from you. Best wishes, Jasmine
At 12:46pm on December 27, 2009, nancy margulies said…
Hi Ellia: We are open to having one of the Al Gore Climate Change Project cafes take place i n Seattle! And I know there is interest. I will forward your offer to Tami Coleman from TCP (she is NYC based) and let her know of your offer.
At 10:09am on December 27, 2009, Ellia Ryan said…
I'm pleased to 'make your acquaintance' Nancy!

BTW, I just added a conversation to StoryNet on the last conversation salon that I hosted.

All the best,
At 9:43am on September 29, 2009, Ravishankar Gundlapalli said…
Hi Nancy:
Good morning. This week is not good for me to take the trip down to Half Moon Bay. We could set up a time to speak on the phone. Would 11 am Wed (Sept 30) work for you?
At 3:34pm on August 12, 2009, Millie Cowan said…
Nancy, dear: You have been my friend since I first laid eyes on you!
I knew immediately you were a person of talent, substance and soul.
Much love to you.... Millie
At 6:11pm on June 3, 2009, Avril Orloff said…
Ooh, good question, Nancy! I'm going to plagiarize you and put it in my "question not asked" box too.
At 9:23am on May 31, 2009, Amy Lenzo said…
Nancy - Let's move this idea about moving visual recording from "wall paper" to a central role in the conversation over to the "forum" ... I know there will be a lot of juicy interaction because I am itching to respond to you, and yet I want to have the exchange open to others too, and I don't want them to miss what you've said already. :-)
At 1:44am on May 31, 2009, Amy Lenzo said…
Hurrah! I'm so glad you're here, and absolutely fascinated by your answer to what matters to you - I'm in Dresden now with Chris Chopyak, Sanine Soeder and a new visual recorder Petra Buhl and the ideas are flying about just this very thing. Let's start a conversation about it because I think there is a LOT that visual recording has to offer to the deepening and evolution of the World Cafe and to how we understand and create collective meaning more broadly.


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