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World Economic Forum – The Foush is Europe Bound!

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It occured to me today that although I have been talking and twittering about the move to Geneva and the herculean effort it requires to relocate to a foreign country, I hadn’t actually announced why I was going or what I was going to do when I get there. (Hint: it’s not just about cheese, although that plays a big part.)

I am so excited to announce that I have accepted a position with the World Economic Forum to help co-lead some of their online community building initiatives. The project is slated to last one year, and includes some travel to places that I’ve never been before, so you can look forward to some international posts!

I will be popping up on CommandN from time to time doing some “foreign correspondence” for Amber,  and I’ll keep you all appraised of my adventures in the land of Chocolate!

The WELCOM Platform:

  • WELCOM is a powerful new online communication and collaboration space designed specifically for the world’s top decision-makers.
  • With a range of innovative tools for locating and accessing expertise, sharing knowledge, and meeting and working with peers, WELCOM empowers a multi stakeholder approach to addressing the most pressing business and global governance challenges.
  • WELCOM enables the peer-to-peer engagements that are the hallmark of World Economic Forum meetings to be extended, efficiently and conveniently, throughout the whole year.

The idea is to create a community that can continue to execute on the Forum’s mandate to improve the state of the world. Cool, huh? It will allow governments, NGOs and corporations collectively work together to help solve some of the world’s biggest problems.

It not a project without challenges, but for right now, let’s bask in the unmarred potential of a new opportunity, and not dwell on the fact that I have yet to find a place to stay.

Think good thoughts!!