Neil Richardson DC, founder of Emergent Action, is a strategist and a public servant who specializes in smart government advocacy and integral thinking. He is the co-author of the recently released, Preparing For A World That Doesn’t Exist-Yet. Neil has worked on civil society building in West Africa and across the United States for over two decades including: organizing large-scale voter observation initiatives, civic engagement and strategic planning processes. He has directed policy development for multiple elected officials in the District of Columbia, including serving as a policy adviser for three mayors. Neil is currently the Director of Advancement, Partnerships and Continuing Education at the University of the District of Columbia where he is a founding member of the team that launched the District’s first community college.