Coming ........ July 23rd
The End of Big: How the Internet
Makes David the New Goliath
For our July 2014 program, City Club will host Nicco Mele, one of America’s leading forecasters of business, politics and culture. In his book The End of Big, he offers a fascinating, sometimes frightening look at how our ability to stay connected – constantly, instantly, and globally – is dramatically changing our world. Governments are being upended by individuals relying only on social media. Major political parties are seeing their power eroded by grassroots forces. Universities are scrambling to preserve their student populations in the face of less expensive, more accessible online courses. Print and broadcast news outlets are struggling to compete with citizen journalists and bloggers.
Our traditional institutions are being disrupted in revolutionary ways, some for the better. But, as Nicco Mele argues, the benefits of new technology come with unintended consequences. He contends that unless we exercise caution in our use of these new technologies, we risk a dark and wildly unstable future, one in which our freedoms and basic human values could be destroyed rather than enhanced.
Named by Esquire magazine as one of America’s “Best and Brightest,” he served as webmaster for Howard Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign and popularized the use of technology and social media for political fund-raising. Mele’s firm, EchoDitto, is a leading Internet strategy company working with nonprofit organizations and Fortune 1000 companies, among them Google, AARP, the Clinton Global Initiative and the United Nations. He serves on the board of the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard, is a cofounder of the Massachusetts Poetry Festival, and is on the faculty at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
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Founded in 1993, the Bellingham City Club is a non-partisan civic organization with over 400 members that fosters dialogue and debate on important issues facing our community. City Club meets for lunch on the 4th Wednesday of the month at Northwood Hall (3240 Northwest Avenue, Bellingham, WA). Doors open at 11:30 a.m.; buffet lunch is served at 11:50 a.m.; the program starts at 12:20 p.m. and ends at 1:30 p.m. Lunch costs $13 for members, $18 for non-members and $5 for Young Adults (29 and under) when purchased in advance on Brown Paper Tickets; a limited number of tickets may be available at the door at the cost of $15 for members and $20 for guests. The program is open to the public.
Bellingham City Club
P.O. Box 964
Bellingham, WA 98227
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