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At 11:42am on August 25, 2017, Bruce S. Noll said…

Thank you David!

As you know, I am committed to the mystery of this life and to passionately encouraging all to consider asking themselves and others "What don't I know yet that will help me lead a peaceful and fulfilling journey?"

Talk to you again soon!

Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Uncle Bruce

At 2:40pm on January 24, 2017, Geof Fountain said…

Hi David,

Good to hear from you.  Yes we were certainly at the same STIA conferences.  I went to eight of the first ten, including the first one in 1991.  Was a session assistant the last four.  And then I presented at the 2011 STIA conference, one of my personal life goals.  You and Juanita had a huge impact on us attendees with your world café process.  Will never forget the STIA conference (I believe it was in San Francisco) when all 1000 attendees had a world café experience together.  Very powerful.  I have used it for my company's safety annual conference, and hope to use it again in with a national federal contractors networking group.

Hope all is well with you.  Love Asheville.  I am a home brewer, so I have enjoyed Wicked Weed and Sierra Nevada and other breweries there.  Plan on retiring this spring and then head to the Outer Banks.  Will be visiting Asheville from time to time.

Geof Fountain

Aiken, SC   

At 7:21pm on April 20, 2015, Janice Westlake said…

Hi from Pescadero and thank you for the welcome!

At 4:50pm on April 20, 2015, Karen Saum said…

Thank you, David. I have a son who lives in Greensboro. He went to Guilford and never left. I have visited often. It is a great state. You have spring, for instance, a season Maine overlooks, going rather directly from winter to summer.

At 2:38pm on April 15, 2015, Marian Hakze said…

I didn;t have much luck with the WC community in Chile but broadening my search may be the key..I am not that familiar with Humberto Maturna but being in Chile makes me feel obliged to learn more about this brilliant Chileno :-)

At 2:32pm on March 23, 2015, Marian Hakze said…

Thank you David for your welcome and the suggestion to check my fellow country men. I hope I can be instrumental in growing the WC community within Chile!

At 7:13am on March 20, 2015, Michael W. Perri said…

Thank you again for your interest in forum participants.  My website is woefully out of date with none of my current clients and absent my growing interest in international work.  I have been helping international organizations involved in strengthening democratic institutions and hope to continue that work as well as work with unions and non-profits in the US.  I will at some point in the near future check out the WC communities and I know over time I will seek out support from you and others.

At 2:01am on March 17, 2015, Natraj Vaddadi said…

Thank you, David  for your welcome.  Really look forward to the interactions.  Can you tell me if the World Cafe community in India is active.

At 2:42pm on March 16, 2015, Michael W. Perri said…

Thank you David for welcoming me to the community.  I feel like I know you a little already from reading some of your experiences in Shaping Our Futures Through Conversations that Matter.  And I have been fortunate to get to know Amy Lenzo and Bo Gyllenpalm over the last few months in a course on World Cafe at Fielding.  So I also feel part of the community already and I look forward to deepening my relationships with members of the community and gaining a great deal more experience with World Cafes.

At 9:43pm on February 17, 2015, Peter HSU said…

Hi David, It is good to know that the book has been translated in Chinese and to know that there is quite a WC community in this part of the world. I look forward to connecting to some of them. 


At 5:47pm on February 10, 2015, Joshua Frank said…

Hey David!  Great to virtually meet!  Yes, Dave Shaw and I have been collaborating on the World Cafe here at UC Santa Cruz, and we're still getting organized.  Me, Jackie Roger, and Dave are the core right now, and we're really making an effort to put together an outreach team so we can make the Cafe run smoothly each week.  How are the cafe forums on your end?  I don't have a harvest to provide on our Mystical Cafe last week, unfortunately, but I hope to have a better organized recap of our next World Cafe  :-)

At 3:06pm on February 8, 2015, George Makapatama said…

Kia ora David, 

Yes, I have scanned the NZ crew and unfortunately I am not familiar with any at this stage.  Obviously, the goal is to change this over time and hopefully catch up with them for coffee...

Please find attached the link to the article from Dr Vaioleti which provides a nice overview of this concept Talanoa.  Whilst Dr Vaioleti is of Tongan descent, the term Talanoa is a universal concept in the South Pacific, or at least in Niue, Tonga and Samoa.

Talanoa again soon


At 3:43pm on February 6, 2015, George Makapatama said…

Fakalofa lahi atu (greetings) David,

Thanks for having me on board.  Wonderful platform for learning and hopefully share with everyone. 


At 11:23am on February 5, 2015, ELISSAVET SPYRIDOU said…

Hello David,

Thank you for your connecting message. Maria Scordialos is already a good friend and a precious teacher. I participated last year in her Art of Participatory Leadership training. As for Sarah, I know her by name and fame. I will check the other 10.

All the very best from sunny Athens,


At 11:14am on February 1, 2015, Mary M. Purdy said…

Thank you for the welcome, David. I am familiar with the AI, I attended a day long workshop in Halifax, it was wonderful and I recommended their 2 day workshop to the CEO I was doing leadership work with and she went and received a lot for her challenging job. I am looking forward to this journey with the people in this group/cafe. mary

At 3:53pm on January 12, 2015, Maria Loreto Cruz Salazar said…

Hi David, many thanks for the welcome and for that important induction :)

100% available to learn, join, share etc, etc!!!


At 1:04pm on January 2, 2015, Linda Sechrist said…
Hi David! Nice to hear from you. I will be glad to share my stories. Just have to dig through old files to find them. Do you have a separate online community for Wiser Together? I need some people to interview for an upcoming story and thought Wiser Together might be a good place to start.
At 8:52am on December 24, 2014, Michael Freedman said…


Thanks for the warm welcome. I do not know Emmet Miller, sorry. Looking forward to sharing stories and meeting new people...


At 2:31pm on November 21, 2014, Senta Greene said…

Hi David~

Thank you for the lovely welcome! I am excited to be part of this venture. What a powerful way to bring people together to engage in meaningful learning conversations! Thank you for the opportunity.

At 8:24am on November 12, 2014, Carolina Castanos said…
Hi David! Thanks for your warm welcome!!! I am excited to hear there are so many members from NC!!


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