Conference for Global Transformation

2020 Conference Highlights

Awards & Honors

Best Journal Paper Award

Ruth B. Shields

Listening And Speaking In The Face Of Extinction

Working with the “Last Speaker” of Xay Tsnu, a California indigenous language, I have had to face the grief I have felt at not starting this work earlier. We are in the midst of a mass extinction of languages, and I have known this on some level for most of my life. Two years into this work, I find that unearthing my childhood grief has freed me up to take ownership of the contribution I am committed to making. Waking up to how deeply I care about what I am doing, I am beginning to invite others to care, too.

People’s Choice Award for Posters

Winner

Runner-up

Candace Shivers,
Meaghan Miller Lopez &
Liz Dietz

Aging: Say Something That Has Never Been Said Before

How does the existing network of conversations about aging shape our lives? Practice saying what’s never been said before as we co-create a new context.
Handout available here.

Maureen Charles &
Doris Scott

How Do the Wisdom Tip Songs Contribute to a Life that Sings?

The late Jon Charles wrote/recorded 6 Wisdom Tip Songs – lyrics & melodies that stick in the brain. How has his contribution impacted you?.

Lifetime Achievement Award

In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Conference for Global Transformation, we bestowed a special Lifetime Achievement Award to three People Who Assist. The three individuals have participated in every single conference since its inception in 2001. Without these three people, the Conference would not have been able to grow to the size it is today.

Susie Fraser

Susie Fraser has served in numerous accountabilities with the conference and for the past several years has been the Content Manager. That means she oversees all of the teams that produce our Journal, the Posters, our new Art Exhibit and the workshops, as well as the team of people in our Content 2021 team at this 2020 conference. It literally is a full-time job and we are so lucky to have Susie.

Kent Knight

Kent Knight has also served in various positions with the Conference and for the past eight years has been our Show Director, which means he manages every aspect of what goes on in our main ballroom, and this weekend, he is managing all aspects of each of our Keynote Talks here on this Zoom Webinar platform.

Blair Barnett

Blair has also been involved in every Conference and actually has been at the helm, accountable for every aspect of the Conference once we are on location each year for the past eight years. And that is why we call him the Onsite Manager. This past year he took on being accountable for the training and development of all people assisting on location. And, when the decision was made to turn our conference this year into a three-day virtual event, Blair stepped up and said he would be accountable for all of it. That included re-training all teams for the new task at hand, recruiting new team members with experience on Zoom. He has been working night and day, seven days a week, for two months to produce this weekend’s event.


2020 Conference for Global Transformation Teams

Thank you to all the people who made this event possible.

CONFERENCE DESIGN
COMMITTEE

Julie Reynolds, Julia Simms, Marci Willems, Tobin White

KEYNOTE SELECTION
COMMITTEE

Angela Amado, Jo Blackwell, Khush Cooper, Annette Nathan, Sarika Punjabi, Julia Simms

ASSISTING TEAMS

VIRTUAL CONFERENCE MANAGER

Blair Barnett

ART EXHIBITION

Gary Bryson + Andrea Fono, Mimi O’Gara

ASSISTING PROGRAM

Ana-Maria Garcia & Rose Hampton + Sally Criss, Kristen Mangione, Ann Wilson

CONTENT MANAGEMENT

Susie Fraser, Stan Carpenter, George Finsrud & Tracy Hunt + Bruce Campbell, Martin Michaelis, Jon Wright, Rich Schuster, Kathy Fedori

JOURNAL

Melinda Voss + Joan Bordow, Doug Dunn, Ruth B. Shields, Scott Wolf

POSTERS

Dee Farrand & Melissa Gold + Ian Curtis, Marv Gold, Larry Hui, Ron Kostuik, Judy Lucz, Carol Mark, Gari Thompson, Tina Thompson

PRINTING & PROOFREADING

Cecilia Burch + Susan Bouet, Tracy Hunt, Margie Sherman

ONSITE AND ONLINE TEAMS ACCESSIBILITY

Jerrie Hildebrand & Ariela Marshall

AUDIO-VISUAL

Tom Davidson, Al Koscal & Geoff Wheeler

CONFERENCE MANAGER SUPPORT

Kerry Jurgens

CONTENT 2021

George Finsrud + Ginger Greenfield, Cecilia Burch, Melinda Voss, Kathy Fedori, Jose Herrera, Denise Ovalson, Ian Curtis, Marv Gold, Larry Hui, Carol Mark, Tina Thompson

HELLO APP COMMUNICATIONS

Cathy Tutty

HOSPITALITY/FACILITY LIAISON

Jane Bitto, Linda Lawson, Sonda Rocchio + Maryam Farr, Jerrie Hildebrand, Kerry Jurgens, Paige Keck, Puffy Kwong, Diane Lane, Liz Laughlin, Joanne MacLeod, Greg Marposon, Agena Sheik, Adelaide Smith, Mark van der Pol

INQUIRY EXPLORATIONS REGISTRATION FULFILLMENT

Ida-Meri de Blanc + Kwasi Akyeampong, Janice Burrell, Janet Lester, Bonny Pongnon

KEYNOTE SPEAKER SERVICES

Mary Ann Gallagher & Kent Knight + Aaron Bartlett, Kevin Bass, Phorest Bateson, Josh Cohen, Brian Gaudet, Scott Hanan, Terry Kreuz, Sam Krishna, Annemarie Cassidy-Muson, Jessie Muson, Danita Norman, Michael Saperton, Angela Wilson-Turnbull, Geoff Wheeler

ONSITE DIRECTORS

Peter Kang & Agena Shiek

PRODUCTION

Aaron Bartlett & Megan McNelly + Dana Blencowe, Kaneka Chinn, Ian Curtis, Sandy Glickfeld, Nim Grinvald, Larry Hui, Puffy Kwong, Tina Le, Judy Lucz, Desmond Mosely, Tran Nguyen, Denise Ovaldson, Margaret Packer, Dan Perrie, PK Pranav, Agena Sheik, April Smith, Charles Tam, Gari Thompson

PROMOTIONS

Chuck Beasley, Marc “Papa J” Malamud + Charly Culberson, Ada Frazier Turner, Jerrie Hildebrand, Diane Lane

REGISTRATION

Mary Manrod

REGISTRATION ADMINISTRATION

Sue Volpi

REGISTRATION FULFILLMENT

Victoria Perry

ROOM MANAGERS

George Paganini + Judy Aburmishan, Melvin Allen, Ina Ames, Sean Angier, Lori Bashutski, Mike Blocker, Ben Bonnevits, Chet Burgess, Mark Elliot, Stefan Heinz, Gail Hurlbut, Paul Hurlbut, Gina Jones, Jan Martin, David Novell, Herb Quick, Frank Quinlan, Steve Reinlib, Josephine Tong, Sam Triglone

SHOW DIRECTOR

Kevin Bass, Kent Knight & Michael Saperton + Dan Norman, Danita Norman

STAGE MANAGEMENT

Liz Laughlin & Jesse Muson + Mike Campbell

STATE OF THE WORLD SCORECARD

Asa Romberger & Tony Graddon + Dave Flattery, James Taylor

SUPPLIES

Scott Hanan & Ron Perry

WELCOME & REGISTRATION

Barda Allen & Anna Meck + Neal Abramson, Rayne Alexander, Sherrie Allen, Laurelle Chaidez, Romeo Chaidez, David deRussy, Cheryl Gundred, Suzanne Hood, Izzy Miller, Kristine Olson, Asa Romberger, Fatima Shivji, Kaer Soutthard, Khadija Sunderji, Gari Thompson, Chris Trammel, Sue Volpi

ZOOM SUPPORT

Al Koscal


Important Documents from the Conference

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Journal for the 2020 Conference for Global Transformation

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2020 State of the World Scorecard

2020 Self-Assessment Tool

2021 Call for Papers

2021 Conference for Global Transformation Flier