There is an exciting event coming up at the end of August in Washington D.C., and I’m actually really bummed that I won’t be able to attend in person…
It’s called The Idea Camp. The way Charles Lee describes it is, “The Idea Camp is a collaborative movement of idea-makers who facilitate free hybrid conferences and develop resources for people who desire to move ideas toward implementation.”
The way that I describe it is, “a totally cool way to connect with other leading Christian thinkers about how we can change the world!”
Either way, the upcoming event on August 28th and 29th is something that you are not going to want to miss! The topic for this session is Compassion and Justice.
Recently we’ve been running a couple of creative writing challenges here at bibledude.net on the topics of compassion and justice. It’s been really cool to see the kinds of things that people have shared on these topics!
The format of this conference is one of the things that I think makes this event so special, and sets it apart from other Christian conferences. Check out this short video as Charles Lee explains the platform…
[vimeo 5845665 The Idea Camp – The Platform]
Because the platform is designed to take advantage of social media/networking tools, the coolest thing is that you can attend remotely! In fact, that is exactly what I plan on doing!
But I don’t plan on watching from my laptop alone while at home or sitting at St. Arbucks… I plan to host a watch party. What this means is that I’ll be gathering with anyone else from my church or in my area (Sarasota, FL) that wants to join me in diving into these discussions.
This way not only will I be able to interact with the people and speakers who are there in D.C., but I’ll also be able to brainstorm with people in my own community about how we can apply what we are discussing!
Here are a few things that you can do right now…
- Join The Idea Camp community on Ning (a social networking site)
- Connect with me (Dan King) in the community
- Attend the event in DC: The Justice Edition
- Follow @theideacamp on Twitter
- Consider hosting a watch party in your area
- Subscribe to bibledude.net as we follow and report on the DC event
So check it out, get fed, and go feed the world!