An Evening of Great Conversations
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at The Piedmont Club
361 E. Main Street, Spartanburg, SC
Reception: 6:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:45 p.m.
In this fast-paced world, we communicate by e-mail, instant text messaging, and quick telephone conversations. We learn about new ideas through web sites, easy-to-read publications, and lectures dominated by PowerPoint. We have more access to information and less time to process it than ever before.
Unfortunately, “modern” methods of communication and learning often leave out a technique that historically has led to path-breaking discoveries, new innovations, greater civility, more understanding among disparate groups, and a better quality of life. The technique: long conversations with a relatively small group of people in a relaxed and comfortable environment. No gimmicks, no lectures – just great ideas shared during an evening of conversation on a variety of interesting, timely, and critical topics.
On Tuesday, October 16th, starting at 6 p.m., the USC Upstate College of Arts and Sciences will feature its eighth edition of, “An Evening of Great Conversations.” On that night, over an elegant dinner at the Piedmont Club in downtown Spartanburg, the College will host fourteen conversations on a variety of important topics (please see link to the topic list on the right). Each dinner table will engage in a different conversation, facilitated by a faculty expert on the topic. You have the opportunity to join one of these lively conversations for the evening. Although the method may be “traditional” or even “old-fashioned,” the topics are fascinating and cutting edge! We are delighted and grateful that this year’s event is sponsored by Roebuck Advertising, SunTrust Bank, and Jim Joyner with Integra Benefits Consulting, LLC,.