R:.W:. Mark Koltko-Rivera, Ph.D., is a Past Grand Historian in the Grand Lodge of New York. He is the author of Freemasonry: An Introduction, The Mysteries of Freemasonry, and The Resurgence of Freemasonry. You may have seen him on such television programs as Hunting the Lost Symbol, as an authority on Freemasonry.
In his temporal vocation, he is a foresight consultant / applied futurist, specializing in helping his clients build preferred futures on a turbulent world. He holds a doctorate from the Department of Applied Psychology at New York University.
Synopsis of Presentation: The Masonic Fraternity in the United States is at a crossroads, with two possible futures ahead. In one, the Fraternity becomes virtually extinct within the lifetimes of men whom we are now initiating–a possibility made only more likely by the current pandemic. In another possible future, the Fraternity becomes stronger than it has ever been (in multiple meanings of “strong”). RW Bro. Koltko-Rivera discusses what actions will lead us to each possible future.