I’ve been interviewing past BIF Summit attendees, especially repeat attendees, for a series on #RCUS. The #RCUS hashtag means “random collisions of unusual suspects.” Here’s a bit of background on that idea:
We believe that if we bring diverse people together and get them in the same room listening to stories of transformation, then give them time to connect with each other and share their own stories of transformation, they’ll spread that transformational spirit out into their communities and the ensuing wave of creativity will change the world for the better.
We know this sounds like a pipe dream. And that’s one of the reasons we created this “power of #RCUS” blog series — to share real #RCUS stories that make the idea more tangible.
Here’s where you can find the #RCUS stories on this blog:
- Tim McDonald: “You’ll never see things in the same way after you’ve been to the BIF Summit.”
- Deb Mills-Scofield: “The BIF Summit is the ultimate interdisciplinary happening.”
- Lois Kelly: “At the BIF Summit, you can leave your language at the door and just talk.”
- Jen Hetzel Silbert: “The people I have met at BIF during the conversations at break, over lunch, over coffee, in between storytellers, have radically changed my work and have helped my network to explode.”
- Jonathan Follett: “The BIF Summit is like the college experience should have been — a lot of intellectually curious people connecting with each other.”
- Marty Baker: “Much like a roller coaster ride, the BIF Summit never ceases to be exciting and the experience is over much too soon.”
- Andrea Meyer: “The storytellers, even luminaries, don’t disappear immediately after leaving the stage. They stay and chat with participants. They listen to the other storytellers and engage in real conversations.”
- Nicole Radziwill: “The storytellers will make your heart sing…and make you cry. You will make friends, you will develop new contacts, and you might even embark upon a journey that takes you places you never could have imagined.”