Author appearance and panel discussion
Saturday, March 15, 2pm to 5pm
Where: Basile Auditorium, Herron School of Art & Design
, 735 W. New York, Indianapolis. (For Directions
Call Pat Coyle at 317-332-7878 or send me a message through Smaller Indiana.
I found the book, "Deep Economy, the Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future
" by accident, or so I thought, as I was perusing the bookshelves in an airport gift shop on my way back to Indy. Little did I know that I would find in this book not just something to pass the time as I traveled, but a piece of work that opened my eyes to a new way of looking at the world.
Actually, McKibben's ideas aren't new. They're a bit like throwbacks. But his emphasis on commmunity, his urgings to eliminate compromise and his even-handed treatment on typically polarizing issues impacted me, well, deeply. So much so that he was my first choice to be the first speaker for the "Smaller Indiana, Big Ideas Series." At least I hope it will be a "series" because there are a lot more big ideas out there in the world.
The event is sponsored by the Central Indiniana Community Foundation
and 92.3 FM WTTS
will occur on the afternoon of March 15 with Mr. McKibben speaking followed by a panel discussion and a book signing / reception. Please join this group if you'd like to be kept informed about this event. The event will start at 2pm and go until approx 5pm a the Herron School of Art & Design in Indianapolis.
Admission to this event will be free of charge, but seating is limited to the first 200 people who join this group.
Our panel includes:
, CEO of the Central Indiana Community Foundation
, President and CEO of the Central Indiana Community Partnership
Pam Blevins Hinkle
, MBA, Ph.D. Advisor in corporate strategy at Eli Lilly and Co
Dr. Garrett Higbee
is the founder and Executive Director of Twelve Stones Ministries, Inc
, President, Kristian Andersen & Assoc
, Organic Farmer, Apple Family Farm
, Business Columnist, Indianapolis Star
, Truly Moving Pictures
Special thanks to Kristian Anderson
, Doug Karr
and John Blue
who have supported this event with their time, talents and treasures.
My hope is that this group will inspire a level headed, constructive dialogue about the themes presented in McKibben's books. Guests at the event will be well served to read "Deep Economy" prior to the event so that we all can participate to this important discussion.