Spirit of the Game Discussion Events are distinguished from Spirit of the Game Discussion Groups mainly by the fact that event will have mostly different participants each time and Groups will have mostly the same participants.
Events are more of a community outreach tool, with groups serving the purpose of building the sense of community of people who are already SotG supporters/contributors
Discussion Events will take place on an ad hoc basis, at the discretion of the local organizing team.
In general the events will take place over lunch or dinner, although hosting an event over coffee, drinks, or breakfast is also fine. And in some contexts, these events might be combined with a physical activity such as a hike, a game of frisbee or football, or combined with yoga or meditation.
Discussion events fall into one of two categories:
1) Principles based – either regarding a specific SotG principle, or playing the game where 1 person picks a principles and another picks an area of society or societal issue and the group discusses the overlap between that principles and the societal topic for 20-30 minutes, then repeat
2) Topic specific: such as Impact Investing, Women’s Empowerment Climate&Sustainability or one of our other divisions. Can be general discussion or can also include brainstorming about how SotG might act in that space or a discussion of our existing efforts.
In either case, we highly encourage one of the organizers to email our global coordinator with a brief summary of any insights or ideas generated.
Summer of 2021 will hopefully see the resumption of in-person events in select cities such as Zurich, Geneva, Washington, D.C. and New York City