I recently delivered this presentation to the IABC NSW chapter sharing the highlights of this campaign and conference. Enjoy!
When I think of this man, I think …creativity, education, inspiration, change, passion, hope, leadership. He is aptly described as an innovator, advisor, entertainer and advocate. And we were lucky enough to have him giving our closing address. His sincerity and humour, his accomplishments and ideologies inspired, entertained and moved us through this final hour of the IABC World Conference 2009.
Sir Ken Robinson, it was an true honour to sit in the front row and absorb your words, experiencing your wisdom and your well timed wit, but it was a spectacular milestone moment for me to exchange words, shake your hand and have the opportunity to meet a true innovator in arts and education and an authentic advocate for passion.
For more inspirational words from Sir Ken, have a peek on YouTube. Here’s one of my favourites, his TED talk…
Bryan Person, social media evangelist, provides some thoughts on his first IABC World Conference
We saved the best for last – today’s highlights:
The session led by Gerard Braud of Braud Communications – it was fun and interactive and served up some powerful messages (a longer post on this later – hint it contains silly string!)
After ages of tweeting, finally meeting Archana Verma, IABC’s Director, Marketing and Communication
A chance to video interview Bryan Person, social media evangelist and a person I’m now proud to call “friend” (not that the tim tams had anything to do with that!)
Heaps of goodbye hugs, well wishes and promises to “see you next year”
A wonderful Toronto video that reminded me what a great city I grew up in and while I don’t live there now, I’ll be happy to anticipate next year’s conference
A photo op with my new Aussie buddy and fellow communicator, Lee Hopkins
A brief but lovely chat with Barbara Fagan-Smith of Founder and CEO ROI Communications
Hearing, meeting and having my photo taken with my long time hero of inpiration – Sir Ken Robinson
It was a fabulous final official day at the 2009 World Conference.
….there are more posts to come