Today was another day full of amazing sessions and institutes. Every issue you can imagine, from healthcare to identity-based politics to youth to faith, had a great space for discussion and communal learning.
One of the things that keeps striking me here is how open it is. I'm not sure if it's the "Creating Change Bubble" as Kate Clinton (our "dominatrix of ceremonies") calls it, the safe space that has been created, or the fact that everyone is here for the a common goal, but the "community" feel has never been more palpable to me. Whether it's striking up conversation in the elevator or in line, twittering with other attendees in different sessions, or just joining other little groups of people hanging out, the effect on me has been the same- I get reenergized, engaged, and (dare I say it) hopeful for our movement.
Speaking of twittering, I would be a crazy not to mention our Creating Change twitter meet-up that occurred last night. For anyone that doubts the power of new technology, join twitter and send a meet-up message out. You'll be surprised how many folks show up and how great it is! You see the sweet photo here, but go after the jump for a more realistic picture of what a twitter meet-up looks like!
(thanks to the amazing photographer David Mejias, also a twitterer, for the photos)