EPIP is having a huge impact at this conference. The "I am next gen" and I support next gen" stickers (available at the Next Gen lounge in Resource Central) have been a big hit.

EPIP also hosted a welcome session to orient 65+ participants to the summit and the generational leadership track. I think we may have had the smallest room in the convention center for this session. It felt a little like the kids table at Thanksgiving but we are not going to let space issues cramp our style. Donna Edwards, a passionate social justice advocate, Executive Director of the Arca Foundation, and future politician provided us withgreat advice on how to get the most out of the conference including using it as an opportunity to find foundations of like mind and spirit to creat powerful funders collaboratives to meet community needs. She challenged us to leverage our connections in the field for the most community impact.

It has been fabulous meeting readers of the blog in person. I'd just like to tell the blog readers that you are the funniest, smartest, and prettiest people at the conference. Keep saying hi.