Insights from the Ideation Conference
What an amazing two days of mutual-learning, networking, and refreshing fun!
Our first inaugural event (yes, there will be more) exceeded our expectations. I knew going in that it would be special, but I had no idea how special it would be.
The beautiful mix of creativity, passion, and intelligence created a memorable environment for the “creative compassionaries” that participated in this first gathering. I was deeply encouraged by the posture of humility and collaboration embodied by all who came. It was clear that most sensed the need to help each other as they work towards their respective focuses of humanitarian care.
It felt like family.
I think most who came to this event understood that no one organization could do it all. In fact, our perspective must remain greater than the life of our own organization. !deation reminded us why we entered this work in the first place. Before organization, there was pure passion to help those in need. Before titles, there was an insatiable desire to serve at any capacity. Before press, there was the wondrous beauty of anonymity.
It felt right and it felt good.
No one claimed to know it all. On the contrary, most of our speakers acknowledged their need to learn, listen, and love more. Innovation requires this kind of humility. Those who don’t sense the need to learn from others will lack the perspective necessary to innovate. Innovation requires the humble realization that change is necessary.
I walked away full of hope, challenge, and new perspectives.
Were you at !deation?
I’d love to hear what you walked away with. Would you take a minute to post your comments and/or links to your thoughts about the event.
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