Meet 15 New Innovation Fellows

Meet 15 New Innovation Fellows

We’re excited to introduce you to our 15 newest Innovation Fellows! They bridge generational divides while fighting for racial and environmental justice, supporting mental health, strengthening communities, healing trauma, registering young people to vote, reducing...

Today, Encore.org Becomes CoGenerate

Today, Encore.org Becomes CoGenerate

“Co” means together in Latin. Think connection, collaboration, community. Think CoGenerate. Today’s a big day for us. We’re changing our name from Encore.org to CoGenerate because we believe there’s never been a more critical — or more promising — time to reach across...

Serena Bian and Ernest Gonzales Join CoGenerate’s Board

Serena Bian and Ernest Gonzales Join CoGenerate’s Board

Last year, Serena Bian and Ernest Gonzales became Encore Public Voices Fellows, a group of more than 60 activists and experts working with Encore.org and The OpEd Project to shape public conversation at the intersection of aging, longevity, intergenerational...

Generations Over Dinner

How many generations can you bring to the table?

By | Oct 5, 2022

A recent Sante Fe dinner with 5 generations present

A recent dinner in Sante Fe with 5 generations present. Photo by Jonathan Olinger.

Last week, I sat at a dinner table with an 82-year-old motorcycle-riding Texan and a 17-year-old prodigy in astrophysics who had never met before.

I watched as the elder’s eyes grew wide when the teenager spoke passionately about Einstein’s theory of relativity. The reverse happened when the elder spoke about the poetry and life-affirming philosophy he discovered fixing and riding motorcycles.

It was a beautiful thing to witness, and it’s at the heart of why I partnered with Chip Conley of Modern Elder Academy and Marc Freedman of CoGenerate to create Generations Over Dinner — a global invitation to have meaningful conversations that value all perspectives across the age continuum.

We recently cast this idea into the world and thousands of people are already answering the call and organizing dinners across the planet. Our community platform helps people host or find a dinner party to join, and our incredible team of partners (including CoGenerate!) and advisors created comprehensive dinner scripts for your table.

How many generations can you bring to the table? Join the movement and sign up today!