What is a braindate?

Virtual braindates are knowledge-sharing conversations that you book with others (either one-on-one or in small groups via video chat) as part of your Future of Good Summit digital experience.  They’re the best way to connect with, learn from, and have terrific conversations with new people—all virtually. 

All braindates will be held in the mornings of the Summit (November 25-26, 9:00am - 1:00pm EST), during the workshops (2:00 -3:00pm EST) and the full day after the Summit (November 27, 9:00am - 5:00pm EST).

5 reasons to book a braindate? 

  1. Connect with others based on shared interests
  2. Use braindates to get specific about what you want and need to learn 
  3. Gather diverse perspectives from your peers in the form of group braindates
  4. Troubleshoot a problem or challenge you’re facing with other participants
  5. Activate what you learn from the Summit - digest what you learned and discuss how you might put this into action with your peers! 

Here’s what to do: 

  1. Log into our SpotMe event platform: or visit the site directly at
  2. Click on Braindates: Explore and make your profile!
  3. Explore the Topic Market: participants (and you, too!) post braindate topics here related to discussions they’d like to have with others during the event. You can invite anyone to meet based on their topic! 
  4. Create topics: post braindate topics about discussions you’d like to have. This is your opportunity to share your knowledge, experiences, and expertise! 
  5. Book your braindates: send invitations to meet others to discuss their topics, and accept the invitations you receive. Once confirmed, your braindates will take place virtually right on the platform. 

We’re here to help! About virtual learning concierges

Would you like advice on how to create a compelling braindate topic? Are you having trouble finding topics that are relevant to you? Do you have questions about how to use the Braindate platform?

We can help. At Future of Good, Virtual Learning Concierges (real humans - no bots here!) will be on call to support you in making the most out of your experience. Don’t hesitate to connect with one of them on the platform! 

How to host a meaningful braindate? 

Braindates are not presentations, they are conversations that stem from a shared interest.

Whether it’s a one-on-one or group braindate, keep the following 5 tips in mind to lead a meaningful braindate for everyone involved:

  1. Make sure everyone introduces themselves and contributes to the discussion.
  2. Ask the participant(s) what interested them about the topic.
  3. Be transparent and honest about your own experience related to the topic: You don’t need to be an expert to lead a braindate.
  4. Don’t forget that everyone has something interesting they can add to the conversation: Adopt a beginner’s mindset.
  5. Don’t forget to share contact information. Many great relationships started with a simple conversation.