At The Riveter: Big Talk with Kalina Silverman

Learn How to Make "Big Talk"


April 29, 2020
6:00pm to 8:00pm

The Riveter: Denver
2734 Walnut St.
Denver , CO 80205

The Riveter: Denver

Join the Riveter and Kalina Silverman, CEO of the global movement Big Talk and TED presenter, for an evening of BIG TALK. 

Guests will learn how to “make Big Talk,” share videos and personal stories out loud, and write their own unique Big Talk questions.


6pm-6:20: Guests arrive and networking 

6:20-7:30: Big Talk 

7:30-7:45: Q&A 

7:45-8:00pm: Networking 

The BIG TALK Question Card Game will be available for purchase on site. The BIG TALK Question Card Game helps you skip the small talk to make more meaningful life connections instead. There are many ways to play; with friends old and new, family members, coworkers, classmates, teammates, clients, members of your community, dating interests, and even yourself. The card game has been adopted by Universal Music Australia (featuring celebrities such as Keith Urban and Lorde), the U.S. State Department, the LA Lakers G Team, and even has led to a marriage proposal!

About Big Talk: 

Big Talk is a communication approach that facilitates meaningful connections in life—with family, friends, coworkers, strangers, and even oneself—through the process of skipping small talk to ask more open-ended and thought-provoking questions. In turn, Big Talk elicits responses that help people build relationships and share their life stories. Big Talk is a video series, a card game, an educational and business tool, a government-funded international Fulbright research project, and a powerful platform that encourages people to share their most profound thoughts, feelings, and life stories—making their voices heard. 

Big Talk’s Goal: 

The goal of Big Talk is to enhance interpersonal communication, respect people’s differences while honoring the commonalities of human experiences, and serve as a platform to build empathy across boundaries of difference.  


AT THE RIVETER is The Riveter's regular program dedicated to amplifying the stories and impact of individuals who are building a better future for women. These events aim to bring information, storytelling and takeaways across topics directly impacting working women and allies. 

About the Presenter: 

Kalina Silverman is the creator and CEO of Big Talk. This started as an initiative aimed at skipping small talk to ask deeper questions and make more meaningful connections. Big Talk has since grown into a global movement that includes a YouTube video series, Amazon exclusives card game, diverse educational programs, and events around the worldfrom Australia to Uzbekistan. You may recognize some influential users of Big Talk, ranging from Keith Urban, Lorde, and Billie Eilish to the Los Angeles Lakers. Kalina is from Santa Monica, California and received a degree in Broadcast Journalism from Northwestern University. In 2017-'18, she lived in Singapore as a Fulbright Scholar sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and Institute of International Education researching ways to use Big Talk to build empathy across cultures. Big Talk has appeared in the Huffington Post, USA Today, Quora, Forbes, NBC, Business Insider, and more. Kalina's TEDx talk has over 5.8 million views on YouTube.

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