Joan Blades, Founder of MoveOn.org, describes the trajectory of MoveOn's three viral moments, and the resulting sub-projects that emerged along the way - MomsRising.org and LivingRoomConversations.org. Her talk includes lessons in movement building, such as staying persistent and listening in order to serve.
Joan Blades is a co-founder of LivingRoomconversations.org, MomsRising.org and MoveOn.org. She recently co-authored The Custom-Fit Workplace: Choose When Where and How to Work and Boost Your Bottom Line, winner of a Nautilus book award. She also co-authored The Motherhood Manifesto, which won the Ernesta Drinker Ballard Book Prize. A mediator by training and inclination, she is also an entrepreneur and co-founder of Berkeley Systems-best known for the flying toaster screensaver and the game You Don't Know Jack. She is a nature lover, artist and true believer in the power of citizens and our need to rebuild respectful civil discourse while embracing our core shared values.