Members put up videos and presentations they are working on to receive feedback that will help them improve their content, presentation style, camera angles, and get celebrated for trying something new.
"Really smart people- thinking deeply about topics that matter. The podcasts and AVN posts challenge me to think about topics I might otherwise not be engaged with. AVN members are more interesting/well read/curious than the people I encounter on a daily basis." — Beth W
"This network and the people in it have given me a chance to speak my thoughts and get feedback on how to be better. this is a community of the top people who want to become more than they are now whether that is by conventional norms or in a paradigm challenging way." — Bryan M
Some members attend almost every activity, other members just pop in when they have time.
A space to practice how you present ideas, learn to give meaningful feedback, and develop your ability to think on your feet while answering complex questions.
We read books that have stood the test of time, and then come together to discuss what we thought of and learned in the process.
A chance to explore the latest virtual reality technology headset can join us as we roam around in different applications, learning to use the technology and having experiences that might otherwise require huge amounts of money or planning.
A chance for members to present on a topic or skill that they may not do for a living, but they have accumulated a substantial background in through passionate practice. Past presentation have included Epistemology, Woodworking, Butchering, Ham Radio and more.
AVN members understand that when you explore ideas you need privacy so that you can experiment. This network encourages that by agreeing that what is said here stays here.
"I’ve made friendships in the network that have enriched the friendships of my closest friends. We have deeper conversations and cheer each other on. I’m a better listener." — Christina K
Vance Crowe is the organizer of AVN. He is an international communications expert that has traveled the world, spoken before more than 150,000 people and speaks broken Spanish and Swahili.
Vance has worked all over the world. From laying asphalt in Milwaukee, to a deckhand in Latin America, to a remote Kenyan village and in the halls of power at the World Bank Group. Vance learned to communicate across cultures, socio-economic levels and personality types. Vance hosts The Vance Crowe Podcast
Along with Executive Producer Ben Anderson, they have created an environment where thinkers from around the English speaking world can gather to learn from one another, test out new ideas and build relationships that members always wanted, but never knew how to find and develop.