In our first open call of 2018 we will begin by reviewing the mission, purpose, and philosophy of The Amateur Society for new amateurs! The remainder of the show will cover topics of interest and trends for 2018 that we expect to unfold throughout the year. Last year we made many predictions about events in a variety of arenas, but this year we will focus less on timelines and arbitrary benchmarks. Instead we will focus more on systems, processes, and key values that we see impacting both priorities and properties of impactful decisions. What this year has in store is anyone’s guess, but the smart money is on it being another wild ride.