Our Mission


This page is archived for historical purposes. The Conversations Network ceased operation of its websites as of the end of 2012.


Every day scores of educational, inspirational and entertaining conference sessions, lectures, debates and other spoken-word presentations are lost. They simply evaporate because no one records them. Some of these presentations are by the greatest and most inspiring minds of our time, and many would be important to people in the far reaches of the planet, if only they could hear them.

The Conversations Network helps people capture, produce, preserve, find and share recordings of spoken-word events in three ways:

  • SpokenWord.org is the best place on the web to find and share audio and video recordings of spoken-word events and programs. SpokenWord.org is a directory and search engine of programs published elsewhere on the Web and submitted to our database by people like you.
  • Curated Channels such as IT Conversations and Social Innovation Conversations produce and publish carefully selected conferences and unique interviews. Our part-time writers and audio engineers are located in every corner of the planet, and are led by a staff of senior producers and managers.

The Conversations Network is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation and a section 501(c)(3) public charity under the Internal Revenue Code, contributions to which are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.