Knowledge Cafe with David Gurteen, Catherine Lavallée-Welch, and Seema Rampersad

may, 2022

18may8:00 pm10:00 pmKnowledge Cafe with David Gurteen, Catherine Lavallée-Welch, and Seema Rampersad

Event Details

SLA Europe is pleased to announce an upcoming Knowledge Cafe on Conversational Leadership hosted by David Gurteen and and Catherine Lavallée-Welch and Seema Rampersad. Bring along your cup of coffee, tea or your drink of choice! 

For the past six years, David has been researching and writing a blook (a website that is a cross between an online book and a blog) on the emerging field of Conversational Leadership, which he feels has the potential to address many of the issues faced by humanity. 

His community forums, known as Knowledge Cafés, are David’s means of bringing attention to the global problems we face, encouraging people to take action, and accelerating what he believes to be an emerging second “Age of Reason”. You can find a collection of stories of how organization have used the Knowledge Café in his blook. 

Register for the Knowledge Cafe

About our speakers

David Gurteen is best known as the creator of the Gurteen Knowledge Café, where he has facilitated hundreds of Knowledge Cafés and workshops in over 30 countries for over 20 years.

David is also the founder of the Gurteen Knowledge Community – a global network of more than 22,000 people in over 160 countries, and publishes his regular monthly Knowledge-Letter for over 20 years.

David also curates the Gurteen Knowledge website – a resource site containing book reviews, articles, people profiles, event calendars, inspirational quotations, an integral blog, and much more on subjects that include knowledge management, informal learning, and creativity and innovation.

You can follow David on Twitter: @DavidGurteen or visit his website or support him via Patreon

Seema Rampersad works as Senior Business Researcher and Service Manager, in the Business and IP Centre, at The British Library.

Seema has previously worked for the Intelligence Unit at the Greater London Authority and for PricewaterhouseCoopers in their Business Information Centre.

Seema was the 2020 SLA Europe President and is soon to be SLA President in 2024. She previously chaired the SLA Task Force on Reopening Specialised Libraries to support members and the wider organisation.

Catherine Lavallée-Welch is the current SLA 2022 President.

She is the University Librarian at Bishop’s University, in Sherbrooke, QC, Canada since fall 2018. She has experience as an information professional and librarian in the non-profit, co-op and higher education sectors in Canada, Europe and the US. She has been active in SLA since 2000 and held several offices over the years at the Chapter, Division and Association levels, including the SLA Board of Directors (2015-17).



(Wednesday) 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm