Thanks for joining us for the Spring session of The Future is You and Me. Here, you'll find very important details about the program and your role in it.
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us (Megan & Kristin) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshops take place at HiVE (128 W Hastings St., Suite #210).
The venue is on the second floor and a staff member will buzz you in.
The workshops are three hours long, and we want you all to get the most out each session. We'll start right at 11:00am each day, so please arrive a few minutes early to get settled in. 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 HiVE, 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.
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. We'll have coffee, juice, and some baked goods to fuel you, but we would love it if each if you could contribute a little something to share if you're able to. (Note: Some of us in the group have some dietary sensitivities and allergies: peanuts, bananas, and dairy.)
- 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 are here. (There are 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.