- What is The Work Revolution Summit about?
- Should I come?
- What will we be doing at the Summit?
- How much does it cost?
- Where do I register?
- Isn’t a “revolution” kind of violent?
- Do you really think everyone could have great work?
- For real?
- Who’s organizing this?
1. What is The Work Revolution Summit about?
We spend more of our lives at work than we do anywhere else, but 80% of people aren’t passionate about what they do. (Seriously. This is a real number.) The way we’re working now is a ridiculous waste of our lives (not to mention a waste of organizational productivity).
We know there’s a lot of inertia that makes our workplaces suck, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
What would happen if we fundamentally redesigned our organizations to be life-giving and energizing places to work… from Day 1?
What if our startups built an astonishing culture alongside of their amazing new products?
What if work didn’t have to suck?
We don’t think it does. We want to completely revolutionize work, and none of us can do it alone.
Thus, the Summit.
2. Should I come?
Are you interested in how things like company culture, the future of work, entrepreneurship, startups, technology, and design all collide in real life? More importantly, are you interested in co-creating a better future for all of us? Then yes, you should come. Our first Summit is by invitation only, and we’d love to hear about you. Apply here.
3. What will we be doing at the Summit?
A better first question is who will be there. The Summit will contain a remarkable mix of incredible individuals from a variety of business industries, educational disciplines, ages, genders, etc. This is important, because we believe a diverse mesh of perspectives makes us all better — as long as we can stay open enough to listen. (If you’re not into that, this probably isn’t the place for you.)
Regarding what we’ll be doing, the Summit will be a mix of world-class instigators starting a few brain-fires, lots of co-creation time, and a decent amount of what we call “facilitated collisions” — which is really just a fancy way of saying this conference is about the participants and what happens when a bunch of kick-ass people meet each other with a singular goal: to revolutionize the world of work.
This is not a conference with a massive division between the speakers and the audience. Everyone, even the people who happen to get up on stage and share what they know and share their perspective are not just speakers but active participants.
This is also not a conference in which we want to dictate everything, from who will be on stage to what the sessions look like. Have an amazing story that you’d like to share? Let us know! Think we should focus a session on a particular topic? Let us know that too. Want to build something amazing during the work session time? We’re totally into that! You can always reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Isn’t a “revolution” kind of violent?
The English word “revolution” comes from the Latin word revolutio, which means “a complete turn around.” It’s in this sense that we use the word. Instead of the vast majority of people being disengaged and “tuned out’ at work, we want to turn that number around—we want everyone to enjoy meaningful and life-giving work.
5. Where do I register?
6. How much does it cost?
To attend the Work Revolution Summit 2013, you’ll pay $116. This registration fee helps cover the cost of the venue and providing morning, lunch, and afternoon food and drink each day. Why $116? Good question; it’s quite symbolic, actually! That amount represents two eight-hour days of the current US Federal minimum wage of $7.25/hour.
7. Do you really think everyone could have great work?
8. For real?
Yes. Humans can make vehicles that fly through the inky blackness of space, networks that allow us to instantaneously communicate with anyone anywhere on the planet, and examine the minuscule strands of DNA. Why should we not be able to create meaningful work for everyone? This is a design problem and a desire problem, not a capability problem.
9. Who’s organizing this?
The Work Revolution Summit is an event organized by the NY Tech Meetup and The Work Revolution. NY Tech Meetup is a non-profit working to build a sustainable and diverse technology industry in New York City. The Work Revolution is a movement + campaign that advocates for life-giving work environments by facilitating collisions of revolutionary individuals and sharing the stories of startup gurus, entrepreneurs, change agents, and thought leaders who are actively making the workplace more human and meaningful.