A half-day of play, creating, connecting, nourishment, and replenishing the soul for the people building an inclusive, sustainable, equitable, healthy, accessible, creative, entrepreneurial future in Colorado.
(Please note we’ll be watching COVID numbers, Chaffee County Public Health policies, and breakthrough cases closely between now and October. We will only hold this in person if local policy allows and we can feel well about this being a socially responsible gathering.)
So much of our lives is scheduled and prescribed to the minute and it can be in the squishy lack of structure where the creativity and magic happens.
How many conferences have you been to where it’s the 10 minutes between sessions that turn out to be the most meaningful because you had a serendipitous collision with an incredible human while filling up on coffee? All of them? Same, here.
Founder of Like Hearts Lab, Becca Williams, has attended a number of exceptionally-organized and executed conferences including TEDWomen and TEDSummit. Some of her favorite and ultimately most valuable events, however, have been where attendees self-organize (with a little help) into their own sessions based on the wisdom and passion in the room.
Are you a (fully-vaccinated) impact founder, non-profit leader or board member, or small business owner, artist, writer, technologist, entrepreneur, musician, community organizer, activist, educator, government mover and shaker, corporate social responsibility (CSR) or sustainability executive who prioritizes positive social impact as a core value? We’d love to hear from you. Please submit this form to express an interest in attending.
Becca is co-hosting this free-to-attend experience as an experiment with founder of the EarthSeeds Project, real estate entrepreneur, and former park ranger, Mark Joyous, kindly opening his funky, eclectic former artist’s home/vacation rental on the Arkansas River in Buena Vista, on Núu-agha-tʉvʉ-pʉ̱ (Ute) lands.
Please plan to arrive between 9 and 9:30 a.m. (exact location to be shared prior to the event.) We’ll do a quick round of no-pressure, introvert-friendly introductions of 5-10 minutes each (including asks and offers).
Early afternoon, we’ll provide a yummy lunch and then you’re welcomed to stick around, retreat back home, or explore the town and county.
Overnight Logistics for Out-of-County Guests
There is limited availability to stay overnight at the property if you want to stick around. South Main and downtown BV are within a mile to a mile and a half and there are a number of delicious eateries around. Becca and her husband, Adam, also have room for a tent or two in their backyard and are happy to provide sleeping space in the vintage ’75 VW bus parked in their driveway. The average daily high temperature in October is 61 degrees with an average low of 28 degrees.
And if you are coming from outside the county and need an additional nudge to show up, below are some of our favorite Buena Vista eats and activities. Endless additional eats and activities exist in one of Colorado’s first Creative Districts, Salida, our neighbor 30 minutes to the south.
- Bird and Mouse Bakery
- Elkhorn Pizzeria
- House Rock Kitchen
- Little Engine Eatery (open seasonally, but posting here in case you come to BV before October 🙂 )
- Louie’s Ice Cream Shoppe
- Simple Eatery
- The Asian Palate
- The Blend
- The Buena Viking (also open seasonally)
- The Buena Vista Roastery Cafe
- Wesley & Rose
- Mt. Princeton
- Cottonwood Hot Springs
- Salida Hot Springs Aquatic Center (~30 minutes)
- Joyful Journey (just under an hour away)