The dinner begins with cocktails at 6pm and takes place at Civana House in San Francisco’s Alamo Square Park.
We’ll have an amazing chef to cook a fantastic meal and our speaker, Lucian Tarnowski, is Founding Curator of Civana, an open global society committed to working on humanity’s greatest challenges.
You will be in very good company, as we’ve invited other engineering leaders, including VP’s of Engineering from our clients’ companies.
Seats are limited in order to maintain a comfortable and intimate experience for all of our guests.
About Good People
Good People is about inspiration, community and friendships. Meals are served family style, for 30 to 40 people at a time, and prepared by a professional chef. Each dinner has a speaker who shares their unique perspective on a topic of wide ranging importance.
Wines will be thoughtfully paired with the menu. Attire is relaxed and informal. If you’re a vegetarian or have other dietary needs or restrictions, please let us know.
Food & Beverage
6:00 – 6:45 Cocktails
6:45 – 8:30 Family style feast
8:30 – 9:30 “Popcorn conversation” over dessert
6:45 – 6:55 Introduction by Lohika & Altran
6:55 – 7:15 Speaker presentation
Imagine we are gathering tonight in the year 2030 and our most wildly optimistic achievements, as a global civilization, are a reality. We have moved dramatically in the direction of gender equality worldwide. Our cradles of biodiversity are rebounding and thriving and the Amazon’s edges are being reforested. Humanity’s carbon and greenhouse gas footprint has been in decline for 10 years now and new carbon harvesting technologies and reforesting efforts have been mobilized on a scale never imagined. The whole of human effort is now focused on both human and ecological thriving and the prerogatives of the Industrial Revolution have all but faded from view.
How did this happen? What are the most practical ways we might make these things happen, as business leaders and global citizens? Tonight Lucian will help us to imagine our way into this most optimistic future, as though it were a fait accompli.
Our friend Lucian Tarnowski is Founding Curator of Civana, an open global society committed to working on humanity’s greatest challenges. Civana creates tools and resources for movements, communities, and multi-stakeholder initiatives to maximize their impact on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. For this dinner, Lucian will serve as both our host and speaker, in the ‘prototype 2030 Planetary Embassy’ on Alamo Square Park, called Civana House.
Jesse Bloom is a leadership facilitator and chef with twenty years of experience teaching groups the art of preparing beautiful meals together as a way to more deeply connect with one another. He founded and owns a culinary team building and catering company called Sacred Kitchen. Jesse’s food focuses on local, fresh and seasonal ingredients with a global fusion of recipes and seasonings. Many of his menus adhere to the principles of the Slow Food movement, taking days of patient preparation before guests sit down to eat.
Social justice, beyond food and community, means a lot to him, and he often speaks about the power of meals to break down fears and even correct for historical injustice. Jesse lives in Oakland, loves to dance, and is father to an 11 year old son, Elijah.
Market Sashimi with Tobiko Lime and Chile
Sous Vide Bison Short Ribs Korean Style
House Salad with Radishes Trio and a Sesame Shiitake Vin
Sticky Rice with Furikake
Sesame Miso Market Vegetables
Matcha Cashew Cheesecake with Baru Nut
If you’re vegetarian or have other dietary needs or restrictions, please contact Raman at least 72 hours in advance.
Drinks at 6:00, dinner at 7:00. Though a cocktail and some wine will be provided, guests are welcome to bring a bottle of wine to share. Menu update coming soon to help you choose your bottles. We always make sure vegetarian friends will have plenty to eat. Please contact Raman if you have any other dietary restrictions.
Organiser of Lohika, Frog & GP Salon #6
“We would like to build a future that works for everyone, where biodiversity is rebounding, where people see their role as magnanimous stewards of wealth, not just looking for ways to indulge.”
For the last eighteen years, Raman Frey has started businesses with friends and served as an advisor or board member at a variety of organizations, including YBCA, Epicenter Arts and a host of tech startups. As an event producer, public speaker, moderator and interviewer, Raman thrives off improvisation. He loves real civil discourse amongst people with opposing points of view.
Raman was a founding partner of The Bureau, a benefit corporation, advisory and startup accelerator operating at the intersection of blockchain technologies and ESG (environmental, social and governance) impact.
In January, 2019, Raman took one month alone in a yurt near Yosemite to write the first draft of his book manuscript, tentatively titled Mount Commerce: Beginnings of Incentive System Design. Incentive System Design is thinking differently and comprehensively about how we shape our own and one anothers’ behaviors and designing systems that guide those behaviors in desired directions, particularly our choices as participants in an economy. ISD seeks to propagate greater human equality, restrained production and consumption, regeneration and equilibrium in natural systems at scale.
Raman is also the founder of Good People Dinners, a Bay Area community focused on meaningful conversations, usually over food and drink. These dinners, corporate salons, overnights and retreats bring together professional chefs and fascinating speakers on a wide range of topics. GP Dinners has operated for 7 years, producing over 200 events and counting.
AH Global, an agency offering its clients comprehensive online conversation marketing campaigns, recently made Raman a partner, overseeing social media influencer outreach.
His writing has appeared in the Harvard Business Review and other publications. He often posts essays and interviews to Medium. On a recent episode of What Comes Now, Raman discussed blockchain and community building with host Rosie von Lila. On the Wisdom Labs podcast Wise@Work, he discusses the idea of a do no harm ethos for entrepreneurs and many of the ideas from his forthcoming book.
Raman loves time in nature, mountaineering and scuba diving. He’s an amateur chef who hosts dinners for friends at his home as often as possible.