TGL Events

TGL is a global movement with local TGL events all around the world. A TGL event can be organized in any country, state or city and is organized by an independent country/state entity with local board, management, benefactors and partners. All based on TGL Global Core Values & TGL Global Event Concept.

Austin, Texas

The Great Listening will host its inaugural event in Austin, TX at November 16-17, 2018.

We believe in bringing constructive dialogue back to societal problem solving. 

Austin’s The Great Listening (TGL) event will focus on one golden rule: Positive dialogue for positive solutions. For two days positive solutions will be offered in TGL’s festival of ideas and solutions. Panels and speakers will focus on varying important issues, there will be open areas for networking and sharing ideas. It is open for anyone who wants to participate by visit the event or organize a seminar och panel on site. 

The Problem today is that 45% Republicans and 41% Democrats believe that the other party is so dangerous it is a threat to the health of the Nation. The political polarization have even led to political boycotts like #DeliteUber

The Solution is an open Source Platform that creates venues for listeners and offers free exchange of ideas for businesses, individuals, organizations, NGOs, politicos & problem solvers. It will support discovery of positive solutions and spark growth.

November 16-17 Event

For two days positive solutions will be offered in TGL’s festival of ideas and solutions. Panels and speakers will focus on varying important issues. 

There will also be numerous local, national and international thought-leaders, CEO’s, and elected officials participating who will make this experience one-of-a-kind.

The event will open in the morning and will offer open networking areas, performance areas, stages and rooms with panel discussions, seminars and speeches. Some are organized by TGL-Austin and some are organized by NGO:s, corporations or social movements.

Any organization or entity who supports the TGL Core Values can host an activity You will get a space within the venue area and be a part of the official program.

The event is open for press/media.

Are you interested in hosting an activity? Contact the team to get started.

Venue TBA.

Event Sponsorship

TGL-Austin November 16-17, 2018
Available Sponsorship Benefits


1. Exclusive Lead Sponsor Benefit
Name/logo recognition concurrent with TGL-Austin mention

2. Additional Benefit Options

Preferred name/logo recognition

  • TGL website
  • Marketing materials: (e-blasts, on site banners, social media updates, flyers, table tents, posters, VIP invitations, VIP guest passes, etc.)
  • Event Stages (Education, Environment, Economic, Social, etc.)
  • Podiums at TGL-Austin
  • E-blasts and social media as space permits
  • Event live stream


Social Media Recognition

  • Included in social media banners of TGL-Austin event (space permitting)
  • “Thank you” shout out on social media


Corporate Engagement

  • Opportunity for corporate volunteers to participate in pre-event and event
  • Volunteer photos shared on TGL social media and cross-promoted via shared hash tags
  • Company tent/table at the event to provide company information and/or swag to participants
  • Entrance for company executives to the pre-event reception with keynote speakers and other VIP event attendees


For additional information or customized sponsorship options, please contact:
Tessa Zavala, [email protected]
Sarah Leal Suarez, [email protected]

Ways to Support TGL Austin

  • Join us on Social Media – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
  • Become a public endorser
  • Send a statement of support & headshot
  • Be featured on the TGL website & materials
  • Tell your network about TGL using our TGL Outreach Tools



  • Sign up to speak at TGL-Austin or join a panel
  • Organize an activity at the event
  • Attend TGL-Austin & be part of the solution



  • Core Value Giving Society Members make a philanthropic investment in the movement.
  • Members receive insider benefits and insider access
  • Contact the Team or click “Donate” in the upper right corner


Choose from:

TGL Members Club
Insider Updates
Invitations to pre-event workshops & speeches
Invitation to bi-annual webinar with TGL Founder Niklas Wass

All benefits of Listening Leaders
Electronic post event reports
2 VIP guest passes TGL Austin
Annual dinner invitation with TGL Founder & a VIP speaker

All benefits of Positive Solutions Leaders
2 invitations to pre-TGL VIP reception

Recognition on the TGL-US website
Personal updates from key TGL team members
Special invitations to VIP events

All benefits of Democratic Dialogue Leaders
VIP experience for 4 additional people to all TGL Global events for 1 year
Recognition on TGL GLobal website & social media


Team & Contact
Niklas Wass, Founder
[email protected]

Tessa  Zavala, Strategy & Director
[email protected]

Sarah Leal Suarez,  Partnerships Manager
[email protected]


The Great Listening
c/0 Tessa  Zavala
823 Congress Ave, Ste P-2
Austin TX, USA 78701

The Great Listening is a Non-Profit entity authorized by the State of Texas.

Board Members

Tezza Zavala, Chair
[email protected]

Kharley Bagley Smith
[email protected]

Mark Harkrider
[email protected]

Daniel Guerrero
[email protected]

London, Great Britain

We are very excited to start a TGL movement in Great Britain and we are planning for the very first event in fall 2019.

To involve: Contact Caroline Nyberg Wass

Stockholm, Sweden

TGL Sweden are hosting 3 Networking Events every year in Sweden.

TGL Sweden is organized in a Non-Profit “Ideell förening” and are hosting 3 Networking Events each year.
Spring Event 2018
Wednesday March  14
Fotografiska Stockholm
Fall Event 2018
Almedalen Week 2018
Thursday July 5th
Mellangatan 12, Visby
The Non-Profit board

Caroline Nyberg Wass, Chair
Peter Dahlen, Board Member
Niklas Wass, Board Member

Johannesburg, South Africa

We are currently building the platform for a The Great Listening South Africa. Let us know if you have ideas, connections or want to be a part of  the process.

Since 2017  there is work in progress to organize a  The Great Listening in the Johannesburg and Pretoria area.
No upcoming events at the moment.
Managing Team
Florence Musengi
Caroline Nyberg Wass
The Great Listening South Africa
11 Cambridge Park, 5 Bauhina Street
Highveld Technopark
Centurion, Gauteng, South Africa

Email: [email protected]
Cell:  +46 70 508 30 10

African Country, TBA

We are in progress to launch another African country. Coming soon…

Since 2017  there is work in progress to organize a  The Great Listening in an african country. We will provide more information soon.