About This Event
Overview: Live Like Fiction provides an original & provocative roadmap on how to author your own life story, as well as a raft of tactics on how to make it a reality. The event will feature a brief presentation from author Francesco Marconi, as well as a moderated Q&A with GA co-founder Matt Brimer. Stick around afterwards for refreshments & networking.
What Youll Take Away: Learn how to leverage personal storytelling to:
- Unearth your purpose & the values that drive you
- Determine how to best spend your energy & with whom
- Learn how to influence your way to the top with empathy, gratitude & persistence
Why It Matters: Francesco has spent the last five years studying how the personal storytelling can inspire incredible achievements. Now he is sharing how you can apply those same principles to help you grow your career from scratch. This event will be relevant for passionate professionals of all stripes.
About the Speakers
Matthew O. Brimer
Co-Founder, General Assembly,
Matthew Brimer is an entrepreneur, community builder, & general instigator of mischief. He is Co-Founder of General Assembly, where he supports GA's global efforts around social impact, alumni community engagement, & partnership development. He has worn many hats at GA, cultivating the organizations early community of startups & entrepreneurs, establishing critical global partnerships to expand the brand, & starting GAs enterprise corporate training business. Most recently, Brimer launched GA's philanthropic arm, Opportunity Fund, so that anyone willing to work hard & follow their passions can have a meaningful career pursuing work they love.
Brimer is also Co-Founder of Daybreaker, a global community & lifestyle brand producing conscious morning experiences around the world. Prior to all these shenanigans, Brimer consulted on digital education strategy for Yale, freelanced in web design, worked for Apple as a campus rep, & served frozen custard. In college he founded two startups, one building team-based games powered by rivalries (PickTeams), & another curating & selling antique furniture (Aloysius Properties), both of which proved to be more educational than profitable. Brimer holds a BA in Sociology from Yale, loves a proper dance party, & lives with his beautiful girlfriend Whitney in Brooklyn.
Media Strategist, Innovator, Author,
The Associated Press
Francesco Marconi is a media strategist & author who lives in New York City & aims to make storytelling relevant to everyday life.
Francesco didnt just write the book on owning your success - hes lived it, as a storyteller, speaker, & a strategist at the Associated Press & Teaching Associate at Columbia Journalism School. Now he layers the tricks of his trade on top of fresh scientific research to offer a compelling step-by-step approach to achieving breakthrough professional growth.
Francescos ideas have been featured on Magazine, Huffington Post, PBS Media Shift, Nieman Lab & Quartz.