UPCOMING EVENTS

November 17, 2021

3:00 p.m.

Onboarding

New Member Regatta - November

All thanks go to the great minds and actions of our Guild. Welcome to the Guild. Our regattas allow our members to speak directly to the Guild's founders. They also allow our newest members to learn about our mission, vision and purpose. We'll also inform you of the latest and greatest and how to get involved right out of the box. Importantly, it will allow you to understand who else is getting involved too.

November 19, 2021

6:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

Futures & Sensemaking #6 - Making Better Sense in a Fast Changing Liminal World

With the economy in our rear view mirror, the pandemic making an omni-present case for our attention and political extremism, polarized viewpoints and anti-science to be found nearly everywhere, how do we establish some sense and comfort in these liminal times. Join us for one of the curious and aware hours on Clubhouse. Read our Grey Swan Medium page for both a preview and backdrop to the discussion https://greyswanguild.medium.com/ .

November 21, 2021

4:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

The Grey Swan Weekly News Wrap #44

We cover off and make sense of the week that was with an hour of the great, the good, the Grey Zone of Uncertainty, the bad, the ugly and the tapestry of what just happened with usually some extras thrown in. Join us for one of the smarter hours on Clubhouse. Read our weekly Grey Swan News Wrap that comes out every Friday as the backdrop https://greyswanguild.medium.com/.

November 24, 2021

4:00 p.m.

City-focus

Feature City Town Hall - London

We've chosen the City on the Thames as our Guild-wide profile city of the month for November. Let's convene online as a city cohort and make sense of the world's top challenges and next Grey Swans. Bringing together some of the United Kingdom's leading sensemakers, thinkers, leaders, experts, change agents and curious. Join us we do a bit of: - Guild history, purpose, mission and special sauce; Getting to Know London Guilders; The Future Ahead of Us and Ways To Participate; and Sensemaking London's Key Headlines.

November 28, 2021

4:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

The Grey Swan Weekly News Wrap #45

We cover off and make sense of the week that was with an hour of the great, the good, the Grey Zone of Uncertainty, the bad, the ugly and the tapestry of what just happened with usually some extras thrown in. Join us for one of the smarter hours on Clubhouse. Read our weekly Grey Swan News Wrap that comes out every Friday as the backdrop https://greyswanguild.medium.com/.

December 3, 2021

6:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

Futures & Sensemaking #7 - The Daily Habits of Futurists, Foresighters, Trendoids & Strategic Planners

The future may be in front of us, but what makes us great about explaining, exploring and forecasting it is very much in the now. Futurists come together and breakdown what some of their enlightening and productive habits are. Let's explore some of them. Join us for one of the smarter future-savvy hours on Clubhouse. Read our Grey Swan Medium page for both a preview and backdrop to the discussion https://greyswanguild.medium.com/ .

December 5, 2021

4:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

The Grey Swan Weekly News Wrap #46

We cover off and make sense of the week that was with an hour of the great, the good, the Grey Zone of Uncertainty, the bad, the ugly and the tapestry of what just happened with usually some extras thrown in. Join us for one of the smarter hours on Clubhouse. Read our weekly Grey Swan News Wrap that comes out every Friday as the backdrop https://greyswanguild.medium.com/.

December 10, 2021

4:00 p.m.

Guild-wide Workshop

Atelier #9 - Design the Future Now

The best way to predict the future is to build it. Let's get into maker mode and bring together our designers, strategists, engineers, scientists, artists, sensemakers, innovators and futurists from around the world together to see if we can make a dent in the world.

December 12, 2021

4:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

The Grey Swan Weekly News Wrap #47

We cover off and make sense of the week that was with an hour of the great, the good, the Grey Zone of Uncertainty, the bad, the ugly and the tapestry of what just happened with usually some extras thrown in. Join us for one of the smarter hours on Clubhouse. Read our weekly Grey Swan News Wrap that comes out every Friday as the backdrop https://greyswanguild.medium.com/.

December 15, 2021

7:00 p.m.

City-focus

Feature City Town Hall - Houston

We've chosen Space City as our Guild-wide profile city of the month for December. Let's convene online as a city cohort and make sense of the world's top challenges and next Grey Swans. Bringing together some of the U.S. South West's leading sensemakers, thinkers, leaders, experts, change agents and curious. Join us we do a bit of: - Guild history, purpose, mission and special sauce; Getting to Know Houston Guilders; The Future Ahead of Us and Ways To Participate; and Sensemaking Houston's Key Headlines.

December 15, 2021

9:00 p.m.

Onboarding

New Member Regatta - December

It's beginning to look a lot like Guild-mas!? Welcome to the Guild. Our regattas allow our members to speak directly to the Guild's founders. They also allow our newest members to learn about our mission, vision and purpose. We'll also inform you of the latest and greatest and how to get involved right out of the box. Importantly, it will allow you to understand who else is getting involved too.

December 17, 2021

6:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

Futures & Sensemaking #8 - The Daily Habits of Sensemakers, Critical Thinkers, Change Agents & Liminalists

With a world spinning out of control, how so sensemakers stay centred and navigate through the storm. Let's explore some of their daily habits & practices. Join us for one of the curious and aware hours on Clubhouse. Read our Grey Swan Medium page for both a preview and backdrop to the discussion https://greyswanguild.medium.com/ .

December 19, 2021

4:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

The Grey Swan Weekly News Wrap #48

We cover off and make sense of the week that was with an hour of the great, the good, the Grey Zone of Uncertainty,, the bad, the ugly and the tapestry of what just happened with usually some extras thrown in. Join us for one of the smarter hours on Clubhouse. Read our weekly Grey Swan News Wrap that comes out every Friday as the backdrop https://greyswanguild.medium.com/.

December 21, 2021

3:00 p.m.

Guild-wide Fun

Grey Swan Jeopardy - Sensemaking 2021

Remember all those new terms, controversies, headlines, events and challenges we cared so much about in 2021. Or how about those predictions, forecasts, scenarios and possibilities for the world ahead. The Guild gets its thinking cap on and hosts our sensemaking version of the hit show Jeopardy. Channel your inner Alex Trebek's and let's get our buzzers ready.

December 26, 2021

4:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

The Grey Swan Weekly News Wrap #49

We cover off and make sense of the week that was with an hour of the great, the good, the Grey Zone of Uncertainty, the bad, the ugly and the tapestry of what just happened with usually some extras thrown in. Join us for one of the smarter hours on Clubhouse. Read our weekly Grey Swan News Wrap that comes out every Friday as the backdrop https://greyswanguild.medium.com/.

January 2, 2022

4:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

The Grey Swan Weekly News Wrap #50

We cover off and make sense of the week that was with an hour of the great, the good, the Grey Zone of Uncertainty,, the bad, the ugly and the tapestry of what just happened with usually some extras thrown in. Join us for one of the smarter hours on Clubhouse. Read our weekly Grey Swan News Wrap that comes out every Friday as the backdrop https://greyswanguild.medium.com/.

January 7, 2022

6:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

Futures & Sensemaking #9 - The Whats of Futurism - Explaining, Exploring, Considering, Determining & Quantifying Futures

In the decathlon, there are many sports that come together into one core dsicipline & activity. So it is with foresights and futures. We look at the core activities that these future-oriented schools of thought use to pivot our minds to the uncertain road ahead. Let's explore some of them. Join us for one of the smarter future-savvy hours on Clubhouse. Read our Grey Swan Medium page for both a preview and backdrop to the discussion https://greyswanguild.medium.com/ .

January 9, 2022

4:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

The Grey Swan Weekly News Wrap #51

We cover off and make sense of the week that was with an hour of the great, the good, the Grey Zone of Uncertainty,, the bad, the ugly and the tapestry of what just happened with usually some extras thrown in. Join us for one of the smarter hours on Clubhouse. Read our weekly Grey Swan News Wrap that comes out every Friday as the backdrop https://greyswanguild.medium.com/.

January 13, 2022

2:00 p.m.

Guild-wide Workshop

Atelier #10 - Fahrenheit 4.51° - The Climate Change-Demic

With deference to Ray Bradbury, we added a decimal into Fahrenheit 4.51°. Whereas the title change was playful, the issue is very real and important. According to Globescan and emrsi, "climate change" is our #1 sustainable development challenge for our future. So what are we going to do about it? Where are we tracking? What are the nexus of causes? What are some breakout options and thoughts to rverse it, ameliorate it, tolerate it and/or deal with its inevitability? Let's get a barometer on our world's thermometer.

January 16, 2022

4:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

The Grey Swan Weekly News Wrap #52

We cover off and make sense of the week that was with an hour of the great, the good, the Grey Zone of Uncertainty, the bad, the ugly and the tapestry of what just happened with usually some extras thrown in. Join us for one of the smarter hours on Clubhouse. Read our weekly Grey Swan News Wrap that comes out every Friday as the backdrop https://greyswanguild.medium.com/.

January 19, 2022

3:00 p.m.

Onboarding

New Member Regatta - January

A new start, a new ambition, tabula rasa, let's go! Welcome to the Guild. Our regattas allow our members to speak directly to the Guild's founders. They also allow our newest members to learn about our mission, vision and purpose. We'll also inform you of the latest and greatest and how to get involved right out of the box. Importantly, it will allow you to understand who else is getting involved too.

January 21, 2022

6:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

Futures & Sensemaking #10 - The Whats of Sensemaking - Understanding, Synthesizing, Interpreting, Giving Meaning and Sharing Insights

Sensemaking and critical thinking is very much part of the new guard of discovery. Daunting for some, confusing for others. What are the core reasons why sensemakers ply their craft. Let's explore some of them? Join us for one of the curious and aware hours on Clubhouse. Read our Grey Swan Medium page for both a preview and backdrop to the discussion https://greyswanguild.medium.com/ .

January 23, 2022

4:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

The Grey Swan Weekly News Wrap #53

We cover off and make sense of the week that was with an hour of the great, the good, the Grey Zone of Uncertainty, the bad, the ugly and the tapestry of what just happened with usually some extras thrown in. Join us for one of the smarter hours on Clubhouse. Read our weekly Grey Swan News Wrap that comes out every Friday as the backdrop https://greyswanguild.medium.com/.

January 26, 2022

5:00 p.m.

City-focus

Feature City Town Hall - Montreal

We've chosen Paris of North America as our Guild-wide profile city of the month for january. Let's convene online as a city cohort and make sense of the world's top challenges and next Grey Swans. Bringing together some of the Quebec's leading sensemakers, thinkers, leaders, experts, change agents and curious. Join us we do a bit of: - Guild history, purpose, mission and special sauce; Getting to Know Montreal Guilders; The Future Ahead of Us and Ways To Participate; and Sensemaking Montreal's Key Headlines.

January 27, 2022

10:00 p.m.

Open Forum

GSG Sensemaking Salon - Winter - Lessons from Two Years in COVID

It has been about 2 years since Covid appeared on the world stage. What have we learned from the experience – individually and collectively? And what SHOULD we have learned that we did not? The Global League of Sensemakers hosts an open conversation about making sense of the world so that we can connect and build our ongoing craft as sensemakers,strategic foresighters, futurists, system thinkers researchers, analysts, planners, educators and thinkers.

January 30, 2022

4:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

The Grey Swan Weekly News Wrap #54

We cover off and make sense of the week that was with an hour of the great, the good, the Grey Zone of Uncertainty,, the bad, the ugly and the tapestry of what just happened with usually some extras thrown in. Join us for one of the smarter hours on Clubhouse. Read our weekly Grey Swan News Wrap that comes out every Friday as the backdrop https://greyswanguild.medium.com/.

February 4, 2022

6:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

Futures & Sensemaking #11 - Actionable Futures - Anticipate, Innovate and Act on 3, 10 & 20 Year Futures

Ideas and thoughts about the future are worthless unless they are being applied. Across a range of time frames, we ask our expert guests to look at the actionable of their discoveries and possibilities. Let's explore some of them. Join us for one of the smarter future-savvy hours on Clubhouse. Read our Grey Swan Medium page for both a preview and backdrop to the discussion https://greyswanguild.medium.com/ .

February 6, 2022

4:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

The Grey Swan Weekly News Wrap #55

We cover off and make sense of the week that was with an hour of the great, the good, the Grey Zone of Uncertainty, the bad, the ugly and the tapestry of what just happened with usually some extras thrown in. Join us for one of the smarter hours on Clubhouse. Read our weekly Grey Swan News Wrap that comes out every Friday as the backdrop https://greyswanguild.medium.com/.

February 10, 2022

4:00 p.m.

Guild-wide Workshop

Atelier #11 - Decryptifying Crypto for The Real World

Look up the term crypto in search and you will either get "crypto is so dumb, stupid, slow, volatile, dead, energy-intensive" or "crypto is so popular, important, secure, easy, revolutionary, safe". There doesn't;'t seem to be a middle ground. Perhaps we'll settle on one. Let's get the crypto facts, debunks some myths and get the implications for the real world, where most of us live. We'll look at the opportunities, issues, use cases and debates for cryptography, NFTs and its blockchain cousin.

February 13, 2022

4:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

The Grey Swan Weekly News Wrap #56

We cover off and make sense of the week that was with an hour of the great, the good, the Grey Zone of Uncertainty, the bad, the ugly and the tapestry of what just happened with usually some extras thrown in. Join us for one of the smarter hours on Clubhouse. Read our weekly Grey Swan News Wrap that comes out every Friday as the backdrop https://greyswanguild.medium.com/.

February 16, 2022

9:00 p.m.

Onboarding

New Member Regatta - February

Sensemaking in the time of Aquarius! Welcome to the Guild. Our regattas allow our members to speak directly to the Guild's founders. They also allow our newest members to learn about our mission, vision and purpose. We'll also inform you of the latest and greatest and how to get involved right out of the box. Importantly, it will allow you to understand who else is getting involved too.

February 17, 2022

5:00 p.m.

Tournament Debate

Battle of the Sensemaking Cities Quarter Finals: London vs. New York

Two cities go into the ring. One of them makes more sense, leaves and moves on. The Grey Swan Guild hosts a friendly debate and tale between two iconic cities, In this quarter finals matchup, the Big Apple nudges up against the Big Ben on some of the most relevant and pressing issues and challenges of the day. Let the competition and education begin.

February 18, 2022

6:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

Futures & Sensemaking #12 - Applied Sensemaking - Knowledge Map, Threat Detect and Opportunity Assess with Situational Awareness

What good is making sense unless the synthesis is acted on and socialized. How do the best among us explore and act on our good spider senses? Join us for one of the curious and aware hours on Clubhouse. Read our Grey Swan Medium page for both a preview and backdrop to the discussion https://greyswanguild.medium.com/ .

February 20, 2022

4:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

The Grey Swan Weekly News Wrap #57

We cover off and make sense of the week that was with an hour of the great, the good, the Grey Zone of Uncertainty,, the bad, the ugly and the tapestry of what just happened with usually some extras thrown in. Join us for one of the smarter hours on Clubhouse. Read our weekly Grey Swan News Wrap that comes out every Friday as the backdrop https://greyswanguild.medium.com/.

February 23, 2022

9:00 p.m.

City-focus

Feature City Town Hall - Miami

We've chosen the Magic City as our Guild-wide profile city of the month for February. Let's convene online as a city cohort and make sense of the world's top challenges and next Grey Swans. Bringing together some of the South Florida's leading sensemakers, thinkers, leaders, experts, change agents and curious. Join us we do a bit of: - Guild history, purpose, mission and special sauce; Getting to Know Miami Guilders; The Future Ahead of Us and Ways To Participate; and Sensemaking Miami's Key Headlines.

February 24, 2022

7:00 p.m.

Tournament Debate

Battle of the Sensemaking Cities Quarter Finals: Toronto vs. Chicago

Two cities go into the ring. One of them makes more sense, leaves and moves on. The Grey Swan Guild hosts a friendly debate and tale between two amazing cities on the Great Lakes. In this quarter finals matchup, the Windy City tries to rustles up the Maple Leaf on some of the most relevant and pressing issues and challenges of the day. Will it be the 416 or 312 to holds bragging rights? Let the competition and education begin.

February 27, 2022

4:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

The Grey Swan Weekly News Wrap #58

We cover off and make sense of the week that was with an hour of the great, the good, the Grey Zone of Uncertainty, the bad, the ugly and the tapestry of what just happened with usually some extras thrown in. Join us for one of the smarter hours on Clubhouse. Read our weekly Grey Swan News Wrap that comes out every Friday as the backdrop https://greyswanguild.medium.com/.

March 4, 2022

12:00 a.m.

Tournament Debate

Battle of the Sensemaking Cities Quarter Finals: Houston vs. Sydney

Two cities go into the ring. One of them makes more sense, leaves and moves on. The Grey Swan Guild hosts a friendly debate and tale between two innovative cities, In this quarter finals matchup, Space City competes against Harbor City on some of the most relevant and pressing issues and challenges of the day. Will they play by American or Australian rules? Come find out. Let the competition and education begin.

March 4, 2022

6:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

Futures & Sensemaking #13 - Futures & Foresights - Sources of Inspiration

Data and insight are everywhere, but where are the places we find the good stuff. Y'know, those jars of foresight that are hidden on the top shelf. Let's explore some of them. Join us for one of the smarter future-savvy hours on Clubhouse. Read our Grey Swan Medium page for both a preview and backdrop to the discussion https://greyswanguild.medium.com/ .

March 11, 2022

12:00 a.m.

Tournament Debate

Battle of the Sensemaking Cities Quarter Finals: Seattle vs. San Francisco Bay

Two cities go into the ring. One of them makes more sense, leaves and moves on. The Grey Swan Guild hosts a friendly debate and tale between the most innovative and future-thinking West Coast cities, In this quarter finals matchup, Golden City battles Emerald City on some of the most relevant and pressing issues and challenges of the day. Will it be Silicon or Coffee? Fog City vs. Rain City? Who will jump across this fault line? Let the competition and education begin.

March 18, 2022

5:00 p.m.

Clubhouse Chat & Article

Futures & Sensemaking #14 - Sensemaking & Critical Thinking - Sources of Inspiration

One-sided media, left-leaning think tanks, right-leaning lobbyists, statistical quandaries, biased narratives, glib opinion and superficial observation. Where oh where do the best sensemakers go to make the most sense? Let's explore upstream. Join us for one of the curious and aware hours on Clubhouse. Read our Grey Swan Medium page for both a preview and backdrop to the discussion https://greyswanguild.medium.com/ .