The Nantucket Project Academy (TNP Academy) will bring together inspired speakers and a community of lifelong learners to examine the world's big questions and encourage thinking that is underscored by the core principles of humility, curiosity, openness and scientific rigor. We will convene at the annual Nantucket Project event from September 19-22, 2019.
This year we are putting a spotlight on curiosity. Curiosity is the key to creativity and spiritual discovery and scientific exploration. It encourages openness. It is crucial to human flourishing. At our main event we will ask the big questions around this virtue that is a both a gift and a savior to humanity. Through experiential presentations and spirited conversation, we aim to inspire our audience to pursue lives of endlessly deeper understanding.
We will seek out (4) speakers who have researched and/or whose personal experiences or inner lives embody the essence of curiosity.
We will also carefully curate a community of (40) opinion influencers to join us as Honorary TNP Fellows. These Fellows play a vital role as seekers and messengers of the learning that occurs at our events.
At both the main event and our satellite gatherings we will facilitate Speaker-Fellow engagement to allow for an even deeper look at curiosity and its role in determining human behavior as well as the future of humanity’s place in the world.
We believe this project is unique among thought-leadership forums. We focus on "what matters most," i.e., the big questions about humankind's place in the universe. This year’s focus on curiosity is central to those big questions. We are confident in our ability to successfully deliver impact because of the strength of our team, and the simple, transparent methodology we use: humility and hard work.