What brings us here? What do we want to accomplish in our time together this week and beyond?
This session set the stage for the rest of the meeting. After a brief welcome and review of the program and agenda, colleagues offered reflections on what brought us together and what we wanted to accomplish. They situated the inaugural Tarrytown Meeting in a variety of historical contexts; surveyed the social, political and technological environment in which we met; and shared collective and personal visions of what we were in a position to accomplish in the days surrounding Tarrytown and in the years beyond.