The following story is long-overdue for publication.
One year ago, I was invited to be one of a few featured speakers at the very first Ignite Salisbury event. It was an honor in the highest regard to be included with so many of my friends and partners in this city I have embraced as my own. The event itself was magnificent. There are some events that catalyze momentum for a community… and this truly was an one of those events for the City of Salisbury in 2013.
Each speaker had 5 minutes and 20 slides to translate their passion for a topic into compelling and informative words (with visuals). The subjects were numerous and diverse. The venue was electric (even without central heat on a very cold night). The speakers were engaging and endearing. The gathered audience was generous with their ears and their laughter. The event was a landmark city-building moment for Salisbury.
The talk that I gave centered on the theme of “UTOPIA” and HOPE.
It was entitled “Broken Places & Sacred Spaces“.
The following is the Ignite Salisbury documentary from our local PAC14 public access channel. My talk is featured at about the 40th minute. I encourage you to watch the entire video because each speaker added such nuance and value to the event.