For Listeners with Ideas

The Great Listening (TGL) is a global concept for everyone who is a listener with ideas. It's a tool to create venues and events where people, organizations, corporations, NGO’s and politicians can gather to start listen to each other, to exchange ideas and experiences or find new solutions that can spark change and growth. TGL is inspired by The Almedalen Week in Sweden.

Why we endorse TGL

Meet four honorable advocates sharing their perspectives on why they endorse TGL.

Will Conley

Hays County Commissioner, Texas
At first I was skeptic when I was introduced to the idea of TGL. But I decided to listen to my friends and go overseas on a study trip to Almedalen Week. I was blown away by the atmosphere and the close up conversations I had with all kinds of representatives. I realized it was a total match to my own values and ideas of bringing all kinds of people together. It’s the only way for the future.

Steve Adler

Mayor of Austin, Texas
I think it it is a great opportunity for individuals, businesses, NGO:s and others to come together. I've visited Almedalen Week in Sweden and it was amazing to see how people actually listened to each other, talked over the invisible borders with a focus on growth and progress.

Niklas Nordstrom

Mayor of Lulea, Sweden
TGL Global is a tool to change the world. It is inspired by Almedalen Week in Sweden, which is my most important week during the year. It's when I expand my network, it's when I listen to others ideas, it's when I find new solutions and collaborations. People coming together to make change is the answer to the future and I love being a part of it. TGL should be an arena for every city or country in the world.

Reverend Jesse L Jackson

civil rights activist and founder Rainbow/PUSH
I visited Almedalen Week in 2011 and I instantly knew that this was something that should be spread all over the world. I truly believe that TGL Global is exactly what the world needs. More listening and more sharing, to keep hope alive. Believe me, I know. You should organize a TGL in your city.

A Message from the Founder

It started with a crazy idea.

For Listeners With Ideas

I know that everyone can do more to make this world a better place. And I know that the key is to listen to what others really are trying to say, and find ways to work side by side. That´s how I started TGL: I found others who was really listening to me, who joined me and started to share this idea. Today I am very proud to be a part of this global and growing movement for listeners with ideas. I hope you will join us and find a way to get involved: Share the idea, join an event, volunteer, donate or maybe organize a TGL somewhere.

Whatever, see ya out there!



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