An Evening of Great Conversations
Thursday, October, 16 2014 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 email, instant text messaging and quick telephone conversations. We learn about new ideas through websites, 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 Thursday, October 16th, starting at 6 p.m., the USC Upstate College of Arts and Sciences will feature its tenth 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 twelve conversations on a variety of important topics. 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 South State Bank, Jim Joyner with Integra Benefits Consulting, LLC and Piedmont Natural Gas.