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Posted Wednesday, September 2nd, 2020

Select Your Celebrated Conversationalist for Virtual Event 

Tickets are going fast for Morris Arts’ 12th Annual Great Conversations from Home,  featuring leaders from the arts, media, tech, science, sports and more. This year, the event is a virtual Zoom event on October 8.

Headshots of five guest conversationalists.

L-R: Bhushan Sethi – PwC, Joint Global Leader, People & Organization; Karin Ann Payne – Bayer, VP, Quality, North America; Roger Smith – Gensler, Design Director; Anjalee Khemlani – Yahoo Finance, award-winning international journalist; Anthony Broccoli, PhD – Rutgers Climate Institute Co-Director, Professor & Chair, Rutgers Department of Environmental Sciences.

From the comfort of home, guests can converse with one of 28 luminaries such as an award-winning TV news correspondent, a scientist studying deadly diseases and pandemics, a 3D experimental visual light artist, a TV and movie set decorator, a prominent climate scientist, a symphony president, a celebrity chef, a former NY Jets president as well as innovators and leaders in business, finance, communications, tech, healthcare, law, pharma and real estate.

Each virtual table will feature a “host conversationalist” whose experiences will catalyze intriguing and memorable conversations. Guest can learn about their work, their thoughts on the world, their insights into their fields, and the experiences that shaped their lives. How did they get to where they are now? What lessons can they impart? Explore the connections between science and art or learn how fast one needs to run with the bulls in Spain. How does it feel to actually “beat Bobby Flay” or to meet seven presidents or attend 22 Super Bowls?  Do basketball skills help a CEO navigate business decisions? This is an evening to ask questions, exchange ideas, learn, and to interact personally with fascinating and accomplished people. You may be surprised by what you discover.

At registration, guests select their top five conversationalist choices. Virtual table assignments are made on a first come, first serve basis.

Headshots of five guest conversationalists.

L-R: David Perlin, PhD – Hackensack Meridian Health, Chief Scientific Officer & SVP, Center for Discovery and Innovation; Kathryn Metcalfe – Bristol-Myers Squibb – EVP, Corporate Affairs; Ariane Duarte – celebrity Chef & Owner of Ariane Kitchen and Bar in Verona; Wole Coaxum – Founder & CEO of Mobility Capital Finance (MoCaFi), a fintech company making financial products accessible to historically marginalized communities; Meghan Hunscher – Morris County Chamber of Commerce & Morris County Economic Development Corp. – President & CEO.

Morris Arts Invites Delightful Discourse for Great Conversations from Home

Visit to find out more about each of the host conversationalists and to purchase tickets for this special event. Tickets purchased by Sept. 13 are $125. After that price goes up to $150. For information please call Gina Moran at (973) 476-3643 or email [email protected].

Proceeds from Great Conversations help to support the many programs and services provided by Morris Arts, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1973 dedicated to building community through the arts.