Featured Session: Reasons To Be Cheerful with David Byrne


In January 2018, Grammy, Golden Globe, and Academy-award winning musician, filmmaker, and writer David Byrne launched a multimedia project titled Reasons To Be Cheerful. Named after the song by punk artist Ian Dury, RTBC became David’s personal way of dealing with what’s happening in the world. By utilizing his worldwide reach and platform, he began sharing successful and replicable examples for positive change within the areas of Civic Engagement, Climate/Energy, Culture, Economics, Education, Health, Science/Tech and Urban/Transportation, with the aim of giving people the information and tools to act locally. If change had been achieved in one place, it may happen elsewhere, too.

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Primary Entry: Music Badge, Platinum Badge, Artist Wristband, Film Badge, Interactive Badge
Event Type: Session
Level: Beginner