Connect To Prosper – Coffee Colloquies

‘Connect to Prosper’ celebrates our multiple Knowledge Miles, showing that the City of London is a place where problems come to be solved. Coffee Colloquies bring together varied voices from around the world to talk about how their work supports the achievement of one of the UN Sustainable Development Goals or another pressing global issue. Through fast-paced transfer of knowledge, with a focus on building connections, Coffee Colloquies invigorate our Knowledge Miles in the World’s Coffee House.

The most up-to-date listing of events is here on the City of London Corporation website.

The format is:

09:15 – 09:25    Arrival and coffee served

09:25 – 09:30    Open remarks by hosting Alderman

09:30 – 10:20    10 x 4 minute expert presentations, timed with sand timer

10:20 – 10:45    Open Q&A using Slido or other digital audience interaction tool

10:45 – 11:15    Discussion, Networking, Coffee

11:15                Close

Coffee ColloquyThemeDate
1: No Poverty People & Possibility
2: Zero Hunger People & Possibility
3: Good Health and Well-being People & Possibility
4: Quality Education People & Possibility
5: Gender Equality People & Possibility
6: Clean Water and Sanitation Posterity & Planet
7: Affordable and Clean Energy Posterity & Planet
8: Decent Work and Economic Growth Prosperity & Productivity
9: Industry, Innovation and InfrastructureProsperity & Productivity
10: Reduced InequalityProsperity & Productivity
11: Sustainable Cities and CommunitiesPosterity & Planet
12: Responsible Consumption and ProductionProsperity & Productivity
13: Climate ActionPosterity & Planet
14: Life Below WaterPosterity & Planet
15: Life on LandPosterity & Planet
16: Peace and Justice Strong InstitutionsPeople & Possibility
17: Partnerships for the GOALSPeople & Possibility
Space Protection Insurance
Ethical Artificial Intelligence
Philanthropy & investment

To learn more about why Coffee Houses were considered Penny Universities, start with William H Uker’s amazing (and free) – All About Coffee: A History of Coffee from the Classic Tribute to the World’s Most Beloved Beverage (1922); and here a free, easy-to-read sample of the most pertinent Chapter 10: The Coffee Houses Of Old London.