Overheard on Text: Imposter Syndrome

Overheard on Text: Imposter Syndrome

As colleagues from different generations (x/millennial), we’ve been leading talks and workshops sharing our insights about working across generations – what we call “cogeneration.” As we plan, we’re usually texting furiously, sharing ideas and reflections. So we...

This Cogenerational Pair Calls for ‘Radical Inclusion’ of Youth

This Cogenerational Pair Calls for ‘Radical Inclusion’ of Youth

I was thrilled when I heard about the new book, Why Aren’t We Doing This! Collaborating with Minors in Major Ways, written by Denise Webb, age 20, and Wendy Schaetzel Lesko, age 73, (both pictured above) and published by Youth Infusion, a clearinghouse co-founded by...

Music Is Having a Moment — And It’s a Cogenerational One.

Music Is Having a Moment — And It’s a Cogenerational One.

Sunday’s show featured three big moments reminding us that music can be a bridge not only across race, culture, and genre, but also age. Tracy Chapman & Luke Combs. Much attention, rightfully, has gone to the duet between Tracy Chapman, who turns 60 next month,...

A New Chapter for the Encore Fellowships Program

A New Chapter for the Encore Fellowships Program

We’re excited to share the news that the Encore Fellowships program has moved to The Fedcap Group, a new home with the capacity, networks and drive to help the groundbreaking program expand dramatically.  Got questions? We’ve got answers. What’s The Fedcap Group? The...

Generations Over Dinner

How many generations can you bring to the table?

By Michael Hebb | 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!