Annual Meeting (for Council members): 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Community Program (open to all): 5:45 PM - 7:15 PM
After the World Affairs Council's annual meeting, entrepreneur and thought leader Aaron Hurst will lead a discussion on the emergence of purpose—creating value and impact—as the primary driver of social and economic relationships locally and globally. He suggests the search for purpose, both individual and collective, will infuse, shape, and fundamentally change how we interact and connect, how and why we innovate, and enhance growth and our local and global experiences. Can Seattle’s globally-recognized innovative drive position it to lead as the information economy gives way to the purpose economy? Join us for an intriguing discussion with Aaron Hurst followed by the opportunity to network and carry on the conversation with a post-event reception.
Member check-in begins at 5:00 PM | Non-member check-in at 5:15 PM | Reception to follow
About our speaker:
A globally recognized entrepreneur Aaron Hurst is the CEO of Imperative, a technology platform that enables people to discover, connect and act on what gives them purpose in their work. Aaron is a close advisor to many global brands and frequent speaker and writer on the development of the Purpose Economy. He is the founder and an active advisor to the Taproot Foundation where he was the catalyst and lead architect of the $15 billion pro bono service market. He was the creative force behind the conception of the national Billion + Change campaign. Previously he worked in Silicon Valley developing the precursors to social media.
Widely known for his thought-leadership and a regular blogger for the Huffington Post, Stanford Social Innovation Review and LinkedIn, Aaron is a member of the Nonprofit Times’ Power & Influence Top 50, and has been recognized as a top social entrepreneur by Fast Company, Ashoka, Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, Manhattan Institute and the CommonWealth Club. In 2009, he received the highest honor bestowed on an alumnus of the University of Michigan.