Fourth Annual Long Now Boston Summer Party | Saturday Aug 17 02019

Long Now Boston would love you to join us — Saturday, August 17, from 1pm to 5pm — in celebration of our 5th season of remarkable deep time conversations.

The event summary has been posted here!

This annual intimate summer gathering is already famous for connecting local Long Now enthusiasts. This year we’ve raised the bar by welcoming some very special guests:

Stewart Brand, co-founder of the Long Now Foundation
Esther Dyson, founder of Wellville and chairman of EDVenture Holdings
• and Ryan Phelan, co-founder and executive director of Revive & Restore
Danny Hillis and Taylor Milsal, our hosts, will also be on hand.

All of them promise to share updates on current projects, and there will plenty of opportunity for discussion.

We look forward to seeing you soon, getting to know you better and looking at the world together through a Long Now lens.

Light refreshments served

$100/person — General Admission — only 20 Tickets available.

A wait list will start after initial tickets are spoken for; if additional spots become available, wait list folks will be contacted.

Tickets will be availably only from Meetup for this event.

Fourth Annual Long Now Boston Summer Party

Saturday, Aug 17, 2019, 1:00 PM

54 Garfield St
54 Garfield St Cambridge, MA

28 Long Now Boston Enthusiasts Attending

Long Now Boston would love you to join us — Saturday, August 17, from 1pm to 5pm — in celebration of our 5th season of remarkable deep time conversations. This annual intimate summer gathering is already famous for connecting local Long Now enthusiasts. This year we’ve raised the bar by welcoming some very special guests: • Stewart Brand, co-founde…

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