CSR Board

Kickoff Meeting

June 12-13, 2019 • Chicago

Three kinds of conversations: Unconferences, Large Group Discussions, and Meal Discussions.


Unconferences are fast-paced, peer-to-peer discussions where you suggest discussion topics, vote for your favorites, and join the conversations that interest you most. It means you’re spending the entire time talking about exactly the right things for you, not some canned agenda set by meeting planners months in advance.

1. Conversations Start Before the Event

Members start suggesting topics online a month before the event.

2. Topics Are Suggested Live at the Event

Members suggest topics in real-time by writing them on cards, sticking them on the wall, and voting for their favorites.

3. We Curate Topics in Real-Time

Just before discussions start, we curate the topics to facilitate the most interesting conversations. Remaining topics are rolled back into community conversations as Fast Feedback and Community Calls.

4. We Talk!

We have multiple rounds of peer-to-peer discussions, and each round has 3-4 topics. You join the topics that are most interesting to you. There are no moderators, no recording, and no notes — it’s all about sharing in off-the-record, fun, and inspiring conversations with leaders like you.

Large Group Discussions

Get to know the other members during our discussion on how the community works, plus what roles and organizations you want as fellow members of the community.

You’ll define the topics and issues most valuable to you and the other members of the community.

Meal Discussions

Our meals aren’t just breaks, they’re a substantive part of the meeting experience where some of the best conversations happen. Most meetings include breakfast, lunch, and dinner as official parts of the program.

You’ll want to be there on time, and don’t plan on bringing the laptop or opening your inbox. This is a time where we focus on unstructured conversations so you can have great conversations — both personal and business — that build those deep relationships with your fellow members.