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
Maureen Charles &
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 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 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 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.
Julie Reynolds, Julia Simms, Marci Willems, Tobin White
Angela Amado, Jo Blackwell, Khush Cooper, Annette Nathan, Sarika Punjabi, Julia Simms
VIRTUAL CONFERENCE MANAGER
Gary Bryson + Andrea Fono, Mimi O’Gara
Ana-Maria Garcia & Rose Hampton + Sally Criss, Kristen Mangione, Ann Wilson
Susie Fraser, Stan Carpenter, George Finsrud & Tracy Hunt + Bruce Campbell, Martin Michaelis, Jon Wright, Rich Schuster, Kathy Fedori
Melinda Voss + Joan Bordow, Doug Dunn, Ruth B. Shields, Scott Wolf
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
Tom Davidson, Al Koscal & Geoff Wheeler
CONFERENCE MANAGER SUPPORT
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
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
Peter Kang & Agena Shiek
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
Chuck Beasley, Marc “Papa J” Malamud + Charly Culberson, Ada Frazier Turner, Jerrie Hildebrand, Diane Lane
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
Kevin Bass, Kent Knight & Michael Saperton + Dan Norman, Danita Norman
Liz Laughlin & Jesse Muson + Mike Campbell
STATE OF THE WORLD SCORECARD
Asa Romberger & Tony Graddon + Dave Flattery, James Taylor
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
Important Documents from the Conference
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Journal for the 2020 Conference for Global Transformation
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