Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Marc Freedman is coming to Philly!

According to Forbes Magazine, one of the
Names You Need To Know in 2011 is Marc Freedman!
Marc Freedman

Thanks to The Transition Network Philadelphia and The Gershman YMarc Freedman is coming to Philly on February 24 to talk about the opportunities that await us all as we look ahead.

Thank you, TTN,  for bringing him to Philadelphia and for sharing the following news with us!

The Big Shift: What's Ahead for Your Encore Career

Marc Freedman, hailed by The New York Times as
"the voice of the aging baby boomers (seeking) meaningful and sustaining work later in life,"
offers a recipe for how we can transform America's coming midlife crisis into an opportunity for individuals and society. He discusses how people in encore careers provide an unexpected windfall of human talent and what must be done to advance this new stage of life and work.

Marc Freedman is CEO and founder of Civic Ventures, a think tank on boomers, work and social purpose. He spearheaded creation of Experience Corps, now one of America's largest nonprofit national service programs engaging people over 55, and The Purpose Prize, which annually provides five $100,000 prizes and five $50,000 prices to social innovators in the second half of life.

Freedman is the author of Encore, Prime Time, and The Kindness of Strangers. He has been recognized by Fast Company magazine as one of the nation's leading social entrepreneurs, is a winner of the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship, and has been selected as one of the fifty most influential individuals in the non-profit sector. Freedman lives in the San Francisco area.
Where:  Gershman Y, 401 South Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
When:  Thursday, February 24, 2011
Time:  6:30 p.m. Light Dinner; 7:00 p.m. Program
Cost:  $8 for program; $18 for talk and light dinner
Buy your tickets online.For more information, go to the Gershwin Y website
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