Thanks for joining us for the Winter 2019 session of The Future is You and Me. Here, you'll find very important details about the program and your role in it.
The workshops take place at The Post at 750 (110-750 Hamilton Street
Vancouver, BC, V6B 2R5).
750 Hamilton is not at street level. From the street there are 10 standard height steps, approximately 20 feet of flat surface, and 26 lower-than-standard-height steps. There are handrails beside all the staircases.
Elevator access to The Post at 750 is through the CBC at 700 Hamilton. Take the elevator to “UL” (Security Desk). Go up the ramp towards the security desk and go outside through the doors on the right. The entrance to 750 Hamilton is about 100 meters on your left. Buzz #110 on the intercom and one of us will come to meet you. There is an accessible-activated button to the left of the door.
Each session of The Future is three hours long, and we want you all to get the most out each one. We'll start right at 11:00am each day, so please arrive at least 10 minutes early to get settled in and grab coffee or a glass of water. In special circumstances, if you're running late or can't make it, please text Megan at 604-723-0842.
There will be a short break for lunch during each session. There is a kitchen in the The Post at 750, which you are welcome to use. There are also some good restaurants and cafes in the area.
If the discussion gets really good, we might end a workshop 10-15 minutes late; make sure not to make plans right after the workshops. We’d also appreciate your help with taking the space down (i.e. putting away chairs, wiping down tables, etc.)
As a reminder, you can find all the workshop dates and descriptions on this page.
What to bring.
Yourself. Get hydrated, rested, and ready.
A notebook + a pen/pencil. Computers + tablets are OK, if needed, but tbh, we find them distracting.
Snacks and lunch. We'll have coffee, tea, and juice, and some light refreshments to fuel you, but because most of us have dietary restrictions and allergies, we’re not able to provide food suitable for everyone to each session. There is cutlery, cups/glasses, and dishware at The Post.
The program is entirely free, but are asking for a few favours in return:
Treat this program as a professional opportunity by showing up on time and treating the speakers and your peers with respect, etc.
Provide your honest feedback to help us evaluate how it went and make it better next time. At the end of the program, we'll ask you to provide detailed comments through a survey.
If you like the program, support the next set of workshops by helping us promote it, and share your experience online on social media.
How to get ready.
It's incredibly awesome that you are taking this chance to learn and meet lots of new people. It's natural and OK if you feel nervous or tentative on the first day. Some of us are more introverted or extroverted than others.
We designed this program to work best if you are willing to try new ideas, to ask questions, to challenge yourself to be brave and honest. On the first day, we'll co-create a set of community guidelines to establish how to make a safe space for all of us, that also inspires creativity and learning.
Share as much as you like, but respect your own boundaries and others'.
You'll get the most out of the program, if you get to know our speakers beforehand. Their bios and social media links will be on the website before the first day. (More guests to be announced soon!)
The reading list.
We're compiling a list of resources—including podcasts, magazines, websites, books, and blogs—about diversity, the arts, feminism, and leadership.
We want your help! Share your picks with us on this Google Doc.