Sure, it’s still “Summer” here in the Northern Hemisphere, but our minds are already focused on our annual community event, TheCR Connect. In 2020 we went virtual based on all the factors that were keeping the world apart. And, we found out that being apart, together actually had quite a few benefits.
In 2021, we’re staying virtual (although believe me when I say I want to squeeze each and every one of you) and expanding on what made Connect 2020 great. Amazing speakers that we might not be about to fit onto the agenda? (or afford) if we were flying everyone to Boston. A diverse group of attendees from around the world (last year we had New Zealand, the Netherlands, the UK, Isreal, Australia, and yes, the US and Canada) dialing in and connecting through those tiny little zoom screens. Oh, and of course tasty and silly small group networking events to bring us together when cocktails and photo booths are still out of the question.
I am excited to be the one to announce that Connect 2021 will take place entirely online on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays in October 2021.
Like last year, events will take place both live and in moderated forums. All educational sessions will be archived. We get that even with expanded access sometimes you just have to sleep. Connect participants will network and collaborate in an event community featuring discussions, platform groups, session archives, and more.
If you’re looking for more technical content, our (free) Tech Thursdays events (which kicked off on June 3rd) runs through October, providing a robust agenda of technology demos, case studies, panels, and more.
So, what’s up for Connect 2021?
We’re organizing the sessions in a few big buckets: inspiration, connections, leadership, etc. – you can check out the full agenda, and learn more about the session types here. Our goal is to create meaningful content that will recharge your community battery, introduce you to new people and ideas to make your work more fulfilling and effective, and also: have fun!
We are excited about our keynote line-up. In keeping with Connect tradition, our keynotes are the only speakers on the agenda who aren’t attendees. We’ll explore Temperament Fluency with Tracy Spears. Talk about meaningful relationships with TheCR Network Book Club author Kat Vellos. And, focus on building high-trust cultures with Paul Zak. View the full agenda here.
Early bird registration ends on 8/15 and our call for speakers closes on the 15th as well. If you want to take an active role (and get the discounted price!) register before then.