about

the nantucket project

TNP gathers curious people to share meaning in service of connection. Our gatherings – in neighborhoods nationwide and at our home, TNP on the Hudson, in Irvington, New York – are filled with heart and wonder. Where big ideas and compelling stories are shared through live conversation, original films, and unforgettable experiences. Where people connect and neighborhoods grow.

TNP, our original gathering, takes place annually on Nantucket and features marquee presenters, change makers, artists and more – all in a beautiful and inspiring location. We begin Thursday with a centering, deep dive for mind, body and spirit, sessions under our tent in the round, and an evening dinner at a stunning island location. We then continue through to Sunday with engaging conversation on and off our stage, dinners, evening socials, and island-wide morning activities. It is a shared experience like no other.

TNP’s next gathering will be our ninth. Learn more and register here.

Past presenters include:

Lance Armstrong
Tim Armstrong
Tony Blair
Nadia Bolz-Weber
George W. Bush
Dick Cavett

Deepak Chopra
Marcia Clark
Kelly Corrigan
Laura Dern
Ross Douthat
Eve Ensler
Richard Florida

Danielle Fong
Vicente Fox
Jennifer Garner
Paul Giamatti
Simon Greer
Mellody Hobson
Paul Kagame
Rebecca Kantar
Ray Kelly

Amanda Knox
Norman Lear
Larry Lessig
Nancy Lublin
Ndaba Mandela
Chelsea Manning
Mary Mazzio
Chris Matthews
John McCain

Moby
Liz Murray
Casey Neistat
Tig Notaro
Doreen Oliver
Christina Paxon

Valerie Plame
Gregg Renfrew
David Rubenstein

André Leon Talley
Laurie Santos 
Eric Schmidt
Hope Solo
Roseanne Somerson
Julie Sunderland
Julie Taymor

Peter Thiel
Frances Townsend

Krista Tippett
Meredith Whitney
Steve Wozniak
Richard Saul Wurman
Neil Young

tnp academy:

at tnp academy, we celebrate neighborhoods everywhere by supporting local talent, telling their stories, and sharing the meaning and wonder of human connection.  in response to the social isolation crisis gripping the united states, we bring the focus back to everyday americans who, through their community work, are rebuilding the nation from the ground up.  we are dedicated neighborhood researchers, first identifying the inherent values present in thriving communities and then creating hubs (both online and off) where those values can be practiced, discussed and amplified for the benefit of all of us – fostering a mutual sense of purpose.

tnp gatherings:

TNP gathers curious people in neighborhoods nationwide and at our home, TNP on the Hudson, in Irvington, New York. Check out our events page.

tnp ideafilms:

tnp ideafilms are short (2-14 min), thought-provoking and entertaining distillations of the ideas presented on our stages. tnp ideafilms are created both in-house and in collaboration with some of the world’s leading storytellers. Our films have been official selections at festivals including Tribeca, SXSW and many others. Directors include Casey Neistat, Megan Mylan, Oscar Boyson, Janicza Bravo, Eugene Jarecki, Max Joseph, Tom Scott and Daniel Honan.

the nantucket project

TNP’s signature gathering takes place annually on Nantucket and features marquee presenters – thought leaders, change makers and performers – under a spacious tent by the sea. 

The four-day event begins with Threshold Thursday, a day-long deep dive for mind, body and spirit, and continues with engaging conversations on and off our stage. 

Evening dinners and parties, plus morning activities such as cycling, a trail run, yoga and sport fishing, round out the experience.

TNP’s next gathering will be our ninth. You can learn more about tnp9 and register here.

Past presenters include:

Lance Armstrong
Tim Armstrong
Tony Blair
Nadia Bolz-Weber
George W. Bush
Dick Cavett

Deepak Chopra
Marcia Clark
Kelly Corrigan
Laura Dern
Ross Douthat
Eve Ensler
Richard Florida

Danielle Fong
Vicente Fox
Jennifer Garner
Paul Giamatti
Simon Greer
Mellody Hobson
Paul Kagame
Rebecca Kantar
Ray Kelly

Amanda Knox
Norman Lear
Larry Lessig
Nancy Lublin
Ndaba Mandela
Chelsea Manning
Mary Mazzio
Chris Matthews
John McCain

Moby
Liz Murray
Casey Neistat
Tig Notaro
Doreen Oliver
Christina Paxon

Valerie Plame
Gregg Renfrew
David Rubenstein

André Leon Talley
Laurie Santos 
Eric Schmidt
Hope Solo
Roseanne Somerson
Julie Sunderland
Julie Taymor

Peter Thiel
Frances Townsend

Krista Tippett
Meredith Whitney
Steve Wozniak
Richard Saul Wurman
Neil Young

tnp academy:

at tnp academy, we celebrate neighborhoods everywhere by supporting local talent, telling their stories, and sharing the meaning and wonder of human connection.  in response to the social isolation crisis gripping the united states, we bring the focus back to everyday americans who, through their community work, are rebuilding the nation from the ground up.  we are dedicated neighborhood researchers, first identifying the inherent values present in thriving communities and then creating hubs (both online and off) where those values can be practiced, discussed and amplified for the benefit of all of us – fostering a mutual sense of purpose.

tnp gatherings:

TNP gathers curious people in neighborhoods nationwide and at our home, TNP on the Hudson, in Irvington, New York. Check out our events page.

tnp ideafilms:

tnp ideafilms are short (2-14 min), thought-provoking and entertaining distillations of the ideas presented on our stages. tnp ideafilms are created both in-house and in collaboration with some of the world’s leading storytellers. Our films have been official selections at festivals including Tribeca, SXSW and many others. Directors include Casey Neistat, Megan Mylan, Oscar Boyson, Janicza Bravo, Eugene Jarecki, Max Joseph, Tom Scott and Daniel Honan.