Before I say anything else, I must say THANK YOU to Robyn Folsom for this great opportunity.
I am still young and naive. Had I known what I know now, I would have taken a laptop and a whole stack of business cards. The laptop to take better notes (luckily I had a pencil and a notepad and was able to type them out here), the business cards (the four I had were gone in 10 minutes & I'm not one to hand out business cards to everyone I meet) to take advantage of the great opportunity to meet people with a common goal. You live and you learn though, right?
All of this was very last minute. Alex had decided to take our daughter to Boise and I was planning to get my house in order and have a weekend to myself. The house may or may not still be in shambles, but I still have a little time to take care of that. ANYWAY, Robyn's recently ill son was out of school for the day and his sister was gone. Being the great mom she is, Robyn decided to stay home. I felt uncomfortable taking her place due to the circumstances, but eventually decided to take advantage of this great opportunity. I missed the morning session and was just able to get there in time to eat Robyn’s lunch (almost as good as the summit itself, thank you again!). During lunch, we had a question/answer session with Max Williams.
Max Williams, CEO of Oregon Community Foundation (OCF)
Before becoming CEO of OCF, Max helped create a program to teach the arts to the inmates in prisions and other institutions.
Eric Booth Actor, Author, Keynote Speaker
Claudia Alick Curator of the Green Show - Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ryan Pierce Signal Fire
we stared at a slide of a picture of fire for 20 seconds.
It was hilarious and awkward and then hilarious and then we all realized how 20 seconds can be a really long time.
Michael Fisher School Director, Academy of Arts and Academics
Summit Reflection Crystal Williams, Mistress of Ceremonies
Another great thing about this event was that it was held at the Oregon Convention Center. I have always wanted to go into that building! The building is beautiful and the art installations were also great, I had to take and post a photo.
I can't thank Robyn enough... Thank you again Robyn!
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