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2018 Conference Agenda

We present here a general agenda for the 2018 Summer National Conference to be held June 27-29, 2017.  If you sign up for our newsletter below, or register for the conference, we’ll send you updates as we fill in details for topics, sessions, activities, and participants.

4:00 - 6:00

Early check-in. Guests will receive a registration bag at the front desk. Habitat Xers who have arrived will join up for dinner at nearby restaurants.

7:45 - 8:30

Join your fellow Habitat Xers for registration, beverages, and light snacks in the Talus Room.

8:30 - 10:00

Opening Session.  Welcome. Housekeeping. Introductions and flash interviews of participants. Four-minute previews of the Wednesday sessions.

10:00 - 10:20

Break. Snacks and beverages. Get out and stretch your legs!

10:20 - 12:00

Laying the Groundwork. A planning and brainstorming forum that will feed content into the following sessions. With an overview by members of the Habitat X Advisory Board. Participants will begin assembling strategic guidance for their individual industries.

Moderated by the Habitat X faculty, with input from everyone in the room.

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch in The Peaks dining room, with a view of Lone Mountain.

1:00 - 2:30

Strategic Analysis. We perform an industry-by-industry analysis of current opportunities for success and barriers to implementation. The outcome, completed by Wednesday, will be talking points and guidance for industry leaders, regulators, and policy-makers.

2:30 - 2:50

Break. Snacks and beverages. Renew your friendships with other Habitat Xers.

2:50 - 4:00

Workshop: TBD

4:10 - 5:00

Interviews. We finish each day with candid interviews of technical experts and prominent leaders. With ample Q&A.

Guests TBD

5:00 - 5:15

Wrap up and debrief. We confirm and record the details of our day’s work, and make plans for the evening’s activities.

5:30 - 7:00

Hosted reception at The Cabin. Casual attire. Your families or guests are invited at no additional cost. We’ll gather for a no-host dinner afterwards. Optional bonfire on the mountain.

7:45 - 8:30

Informal networking, beverages and light snacks.

8:30 - 10:00

Morning Summary. We summarize work from the previous day, do a quick synthesis of the information, and identify interests and expectations that guide the day’s sessions. The faculty and presenters deliver four-minute previews of the Tuesday sessions.

10:00 - 10:20

Break. Snacks and beverages. Take some photos with old friends!

10:20 - 12:00

Workshop: TBD, managed by Brighter Energy Collective.

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch. In the Peaks dining room, or outdoors if weather permits.

1:00 - 2:30

Gondola ride up Lone Mountain. We spend most of our time at Habitat X admiring the 11,166’ face of Lone Mountain. But during this one time slot, we’ll ride the lift up onto the mountain, disembark among the trees, and spend an hour or so admiring the view. Consider it a networking opportunity of unparalleled inspiration!

2:30 - 2:50

Break. Snacks and beverages. Learn more about your new friends!

2:50 - 4:00

Panel Discussion: TBD

4:10 - 5:00

Interviews. We seat another set of experts and luminaries to learn about their best work, their inside views of industry, and their visions of the future. With ample time for Q & A.

Guests: TBD

5:00 - 5:15

Wrap up and debrief.

5:15 - 6:00

Flash Presentations: SoapBox, Pecha Kucha, and Product Pitches. Participants present ideas in fast-moving and entertaining formats. Submit your proposal here.

7:00 - 9:00

Optional no-host dinner and networking opportunity with faculty and participants. Your families or guests are invited. Casual attire. Optional bonfire on the mountain.

7:45 - 8:30

Informal networking, beverages and light snacks.

8:30 - 9:00

Morning Summary. The planning committee presents a draft Strategic Plan that reflects the previous days’ deliberations. Attendees will have a few hours to review the document before we dive in and mark it up later in the day.

9:00-10:00

Workshop: TBD

10:00 - 10:20

Break. Snacks and beverages. Make a plan to stay in touch with new colleagues!

10:20 - 12:00

Workshop: TBD

12:00 - 1:00

Lunch. In The Peaks dining room, or on the deck if weather permits.

1:00 - 2:30

Strategic Analysis. We review, analyze, and expand upon the draft 2018 Strategic Plan, gathering content from our week’s work. This becomes a working document to which everyone can contribute after the conference, and before it’s released in Autumn 2018.

2:30- 2:50

Break. Snacks and beverages. Send a postcard back to the office bragging about the view from Big Sky!

2:50 - 4:00

Planning the Future. We lay the groundwork for the next year in the Habitat X network. We also create actionable guidance in this session that’s tailored for each organization in the room.

Adjourn.

7:00 - 9:00

Optional no-host dinner and networking opportunity at Big Sky Meadows.

8:30 - 12:00

If you can carve out time in your schedule, you’re invited to join us for one of three optional outdoor excursions during this morning after the main conference.

  • A leisurely stroll through the Lower Meadows. Very scenic — we won’t go too far but the conversation will be good (included).
  • A rigorous 4-6 mile hike across Lone Mountain. Ultra scenic, with a good dose of cardio exercise (included).
  • A zip-line tour down the slopes of Lone Mountain. Get scared and have fun with new friends (additional cost).

We’ll all meet afterwards for lunch and final send-off.

 

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