I took a leap and showed up at a three-day Agile Open Northwest tech conference and decided to fully participate. My intention in participation was to learn about Open Space conference format with an eye toward introducing this format of information exchange into the lawyer community. I'm now convinced that the open conference format has the potential to disrupt the white supremacist patriarchal structures that plague the lawyer learning environment.
While at the conference, I gave a presentation on Intersectionality on the second day. The result was amazing. I am deeply moved by the warm and welcoming response I got from folks both during and after the session. The reception of my presentation far exceeded my expectation. In fact, I had folks ask for me to present again because of the positive feedback rolling through the conference. My presentation got called out to the larger group as noteworthy. I connected with some wonderful folks who are very engaged and imaginative about process and movement. Frankly, I'm a bit blown away by this. #AONW 2018
I'm including a copy of my presentation slides for folks who may find it helpful.