‘Future Starts Here’ Sept. 18

Above: Author and filmmaker Tiffany Shlain presents “The Future Starts Here” at Chrysalis Foundation’s luncheon Sept.18.

Chrysalis Foundation’s annual aptly named Inspired luncheon—this year Sept. 18—always leaves us feeling exactly that way. We’re confident this year’s event will do the same: Tiffany Shlain, Emmy-nominated filmmaker, author and Webby Awards founder, will let us in on how “The Future Starts Here.”

Known as a creative and fearless risk-taker, Shlain has produced works—ranging from films to TED talks to books—that explore complex and profound issues, such as cultural identify, gender, politics and technology. And she does so in ways that are provocative, enlightening—and even whimsical.

“How can we possibly make a difference in such a complicated world with so many problems?” Shlain has said. “The good news is, if you want to make change, just a small change can have a huge positive ripple effect. Because we are so connected, impact can spread far and wide—everything affects everything else.”

Shlain, co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences, has been recognized with more than 80 awards from, among other organizations, the U.S. State Department, Sundance Film Festival, National Public Radio and National Geographic. Newsweek named her one of the magazine’s “Women Shaping the 21st Century.”

The Sept. 18 Inspired event is 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the CCCU Convention Center. Tickets are $75, or $60 for those age 35 and younger; the price includes lunch. For more information and to purchase a ticket, click here.

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