25 Oct '11, 7pm

How to Bring a Sense of Place to the Convention Center

How to Bring a Sense of Place to the Convention Center

This Thursday, the nonprofit organization I work for will convene more than 2,600 individuals -- representing every sector and nearly every industry -- in Portland, Oregon, to explore the many ways people are using their business skills to make environmental and social change through work. While business events often face the challenge of creating a sense of community amongst like-minded strangers, the Net Impact Conference is largely driven by its highly engaged network. For us, it becomes a matter of how to create a real sense of place among so many diverse attendees, and how to leverage this into lasting impact on the ground -- including our host city. To accomplish this, we've created Portland Impact, a series of workshops in which conference attendees will serve as short-term business consultants to a group of Portland-area nonprofits and social innovators. Portland i...

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