Nfluence Partners Events
Join us for our unique, invitation-only Salon Series Events.
Nfluence Partners actively brings together a select group of founders, CEOs, investors and thought leaders for Jeffersonian dinner style conversations that we call our Salon Series. In true Jeffersonian style, each salon will be an intimate group of creative and critical thinkers ready to engage authentically and philosophically on challenging and provocative topics. Currently we are hosting Salon Series events for the Mission-Aligned community (MAGS) and the Media and Music community (MMSS).
Frontiers of Mental Health
GATHERING WITH PURPOSE:THE JEFFERSONIAN DINNER
The tradition we now call Jeffersonian Dinners began at Monticello in the 1800s. Jefferson thrived on surrounding himself with a host of thought leaders and used his dinner table as the centerpiece for the free exchange of ideas and diplomacy. His predecessor, John Adams, is said to have quipped, “a dinner party is worth a thousand meetings.”
But there is a rule with Jeffersonian Dinners – you must have a single conversation. You talk to the whole table and the whole table listens. No side conversations. The whole time. That’s 8 to 15 brains on one topic. It is powerful and unique. These interactions are rich with what political scientist Robert Putnam calls bridging capital – connectedness between people across differences (as compared to the more common and easily achieved bonding capital.) Besides, conversations between people who are just the same are boring and they lack the creative tension that sparks ideas.
Our Jeffersonian Dinners are carefully curated groups of no more than 15 deep, creative thinkers ready to engage with authenticity. Until we can welcome each other into our homes again, these will be virtual dinner parties, but the conversations will be just as invigorating and the guest list just as curated. Since the capacity for each event is by nature so small, you will complete a short form to apply for an invitation. Do not be surprised if something delightful shows up in the mail to make the experience extra special.
Mission Aligned Growth Salon Series
From thematic conversations like Conscious Capitalism and Venture Capital co-existence to sector focused conversations like Digital Wellbeing Investing in a post-covid world, we bring together a curated community of change makers to go deeper in both conversation and connection.
Media & Music Salon Series
Join a select group of founders, CEOs, investors and thought leaders for Jeffersonian dinner style conversations at the intersection of fast-moving media, music and capital markets. From thematic conversations around digital disruption in global platforms and the music/media landscape, to insiders’ views on the hottest, emerging opportunities, we bring together a curated community of changemakers to build relationships and understanding.