Aug 4 2016

Convergence President Rob Fersh Discusses How to Build Lasting Relationships to Address Critical National Issues

Rob Fersh and Carolyn Lukensmeyer, Executive Director of the National Institute for Civil Discourse,  joined facilitator Amanda Kathryn Roman for a lively session entitled, Reviving Civility and Solutions in an Age of Dysfunction as part of the American Citizens Summit on August 2nd. They discussed people’s frustration with the breakdown in civil discourse and shared how their organizations are getting unlikely allies to work together to find creative ways to address our toughest challenges.

You can listen to the recording below.

This interview is part of the American Citizens Summit, a free online event featuring respected political leaders, grassroots visionaries, business pioneers, change agents and advocates who are leading the way to actualize the full power of democracy by building bridges across divides. For more information, please visit This recording is a copyright of The Shift Network. All rights reserved.

Jul 21 2016

Rob Fersh to Join American Citizens Summit


Rob Fersh will share the Convergence approach during the American Citizens Summit, an online conference to explore more effective pathways towards more positive politics, August 1 – 4.

The Summit aims to share ideas and methods about how to navigate political conversations without polarization, build solutions across ideological divides, and find common ground.

Learn about this virtual conference event, here.

Jul 11 2016

Education Research & Development Institute Conference

Education Reimagined Director Kelly Young spoke on a panel at the Education Research & Development Institute’s summer conference on July 11, 2016. ERDI allows educational leaders the opportunity to influence the development, refinement and delivery of the products and services entering the educational setting in the USA so that those products and services can best meet the needs of children.

Read more about the conference here.

Jul 6 2016

Economic Mobility and Poverty Project First Convening

Convergence’s Economic Mobility and Poverty Project launched the first dialogue of diverse stakeholders around the issues of work on July 5-6, 2016.

Read more about the Economic Mobility and Poverty Project here.

Jun 28 2016

Voices for Opportunity and Economic Mobility: A Jobs for the Future Summit

Russell Krumnow, Director of the Economic Mobility and Poverty Project, attended Jobs for the Future’s national summit focused on economic mobility, June 28-29 in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Read more about the summit here.

Jun 24 2016

Education Reimagined Hosts its Second Pioneer Challenge

Education Reimagined convened a group of practitioners for the second Pioneer Challenge in Washington, DC on June 23-24.

Learn more about Education Reimagined here.

Jun 9 2016

GlobalMindED Conference

Education Reimagined Director Kelly Young presented on a panel at the GlobalMindED Conference with Advisory Board members Gisèle Huff and Marc Magee in Denver, Colorado.

The conference brought together hundreds of dedicated professionals and students to learn from world famous keynote speakers and take part in breakout sessions that target educational change. They shared what worked in classrooms throughout the country and came away with ways to craft innovative approaches in different settings.

Learn more about GlobalMindED here.