Idea Camp – Human Care

idea campFriday, September 20, 2013 at 9:00 AM –

Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 5:00 PM

First United Methodist Church of Austin

1201 Lavaca Street

Austin, TX 78701

The world is full of great ideas. What is lacking are methods for taking those ideas from dreams to reality. Based on the popular Ted Talks concept, Idea Camp is a process using traditional presentation plus the power of the internet and social media, to bring together the best thinkers, experts or everyday people who have great ideas but don’t have the infrastructure to share them, and provide a means of conversation, inspiration, and action. Idea Camp has selected First UMC to partner in their September Idea Camp on the topic of Human Care.  Topics will include caring for the children of the world, caring for women in cultures where they are powerless, human trafficking, and how we care for the caregivers of the world to keep them from experiencing burnout.  The Idea Camp is broadcast online during the event and videos remain online afterward to continue the dialogue and idea sharing. To see what has been done in the past, visit Camp is open to anyone who is interested in these issues.  Presenters include some First UMC members and staff as well as speakers from around the world. Anyone who is involved in managing an organization that deals with issues of human care will be inspired and renewed by attending.  Idea Camp brings a fresh perspective on how to work toward the healing of the world.  We will facilitate honest and field-centered conversations with leading thinkers and practitioners about the work of human care as well as an introspective look into the soul and health of the one providing care to others.  We will also unpack how differences of gender, race, mental health, and age influence our approach to human care. Our desire is to support those who seek to live life as God’s loving expressions of grace and hope to our world through tangible acts of care for all of humanity.

Please help Austin know about this event by sharing it with others via your own social media and old fashioned face-to-face conversation.


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