Serious Fun

In 2008, the City of Amsterdam along with local and national businesses declared their intention to promote their vibrant metro area as the creative capital of Europe through a yearly event they dubbed PICNIC. CJ joined the Dutch team as program consultant to bring in big thinkers and creative leaders for plenary sessions as well as a hackers’ camp, DIY events, museum/city tours, children’s programs and more. Often described as “TED meets Burning Man,” CJ continues to advise PICNIC as they have evolved their organization to become community innovation and action convener staging events in Germany, Mexico, Brazil and the US.