The first Meeting of the Minds took place in the coLabs space in Makati, Manila in 2011, with special thanks to Banjo Albano and Sarah Meier.
Ruby founded Meeting of the Minds (MoTM), a dot-connecting movement created to galvanize the young Global Filipino community together to heal our home country of the Philippines. Aimed to unite the global Filipino community’s brightest minds, MoTM was a community building forum, web platform, and TV/Media project that sought to connect the most influential movers and shakers in order to build progress around focused causes that directly benefit the Philippines.
From Manila to Zurich, New York to London, San Francisco to Toronto, and many other global destinations, Meeting of the Minds built a bridge between global Filipinos and local Filipinos, building conversations and action to impact positive social change in the Philippines. Each event included guests from different global cities, “visiting” through video conference technology. The international dialogue and involvement was facilitated through Ustream, Twitter, and Facebook chats, allowing audiences to participate in each event no matter where in the world they may be.
Meeting of the Minds was brought to St. John’s University in NYC, UC Hastings in San Francisco, Ateneo University in Manila, and De La Salle University, Manila.