Why Ideation Conference?
Yes, it’s almost here. We’re only about a month out to our inaugural Ideation Conference (April 5-6, 2010). This conference is something I’ve been dreaming about even before the Idea Camp was even a thought. I’ve discovered in recent years that one of my greatest passions in life is to connect people who care about the world with one another. I believe in people with ideas, especially those who have ideas for good. I’m confident that Ideation will provide an environment in which people who care about humanity will be able to learn from one another, intentionally connect, and be refreshed as they continue their work.
Yes, this conference isn’t for everyone. It’s specifically being designed for those who currently work or desire to work in humanitarian care. In other words, it’s for my heroes. It’s for people who see that life is more than just about “making it”. It’s designed for people who are choosing to live differently so that those who experience injustices will be able to experience relief, care, and dignity.
We’re definitely not seeking the casual conference goer. We want to gather people who deeply care about what’s happening in the world and desire to do something about it…anything.
My wife and I both felt that Ideation was a conference we needed to personally invest in. We’ve dipped into our savings account so that we could keep the cost down for everyone who needs to attend. Some would say that this isn’t the best business move, but it just felt right. We’ve also approached some good friends to help us organize the event fueled by their generosity.
Why should you come?
The “causes” many of us are so passionate about need a lot of development on our end. It’s one thing to be passionate about fighting injustice, but it’s another thing to have infrastructure and a plan to care well. Therefore, I’ve invited some good friends to the table to help us think more intentionally about the way we care for our world. These are friends who have proven through time that their thoughts really do create the kind change we desire to see.
A Personal Offer:
For those who really want to participant, but aren’t financially able, don’t be shy and email me. I want to help you get there! Don’t let finances get in the way of coming out. I hope you see that my heart is to help you become a better compassionary (i.e., a person living out a compassionate mission of care). I deeply care about you more than this conference. The conference is only a means through which we can better learn, connect, and work with one another.
I hope that I will see you at Ideation. Please help us get the word out to people who resonate with what’s been shared here.
In closing, thank you so much for caring about our world. Please continue to “Love Human. Do Good.”