Wednesday, September 16, 2009

The Skinny on Idea Camp PNW

Dates: November 20-21, 2009
Friday (Nov 20) 11:00a – 5:00p and
Saturday (Nov 21) 8:30 – 5:00p
Location: Portland Foursquare Church
1302 SE Ankeny St., Portland, OR 97214
Cost: Absolutely Free!
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Here's the Skinny:

Each Idea Camp has had it's own flavor or focus according to the area where the conference was taking place. So, it is only fitting that the Idea Camp Pacific Northwest Focus: Being Present With the City

This particular Idea Camp will focus on the topics of seeing our cities through the eyes of God and expressing love by being present in practical ways. The umbrella of being present encompasses themes of walking with and serving our neighbors as opposed to doing ministry to them.

As primarily a faith-based conference, there will be an on-going focus on the importance of respectfully listening to the communities we live in, collaborating across faith traditions to pray and serve, and embracing our communities’ issues as our own.

Using an interactive platform and collective of leading thinkers and practitioners from the field, participants will be able to learn from leading experts as well as one another, share best practices, and work toward collaborative efforts.

In addition, those following online will be able to experience the conference via the latest tools in social media. All of the general sessions and a handful of workshops will be streamed live and recorded to be used as future resources online.

The Idea Camp is rooted in relationships. This deep sense of ownership is nurtured through user-generated content, viral efforts in blogging and social networking, and regular meet-ups by community members (see

The Idea Camp has strong sponsorships - It is through the generosity of our sponsors and community members that the Idea Camp is able to offer these FREE conferences. The brief history has shown that people who believe in the importance of nurturing and implementing ideas will invest resources to support effective efforts. The Idea Camp has a growing track record of people who have actually implemented ideas through the help of the Idea Camp tribe.

The Idea Camp generates creative use of resources - Whether it’s through technology, relational equity, or the creative use of social media, the Idea Camp prides itself in making the most out of the resources available. The return on investment for people’s time, talent, or treasure is exponential.

So, there you have the skinny, now will you join us in November?