Lunch, first my previous national conference attending was the Alliance of American Museums where lunch was never included it was an add on. And there wasn't a plenary at lunch you would have committee lunches. Probably because AAM is just insanely huge compared to NWF/LAB. We were served sausage which I admit I thought was the weirdest selection of foods (to be served without beer), but I was hungry (shocking) so it tasted delicious.
|Kidical Mass Arlington|
Up first the head of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition the panel lead introduced Nona who spoke about LA based projects, followed by myself who spoke about Kidical Mass PHL, sandwiched next was Lily from Portland and bringing up the final presentation was Gillian from Kidical Mass Arlington.
If you want here is a Dropbox link so you can access my power point. In summary, my speech focused on why I started riding (that tiny passenger mister M), what families need in a KM ride and why this ride is approachable for families and other businesses/organizations.
And my offer to the room (and you) is let me know how I can help you get more families riding! It makes it safer for us all and normalizes it in the mainstream.
The forum in general is empowering. I have no idea if the full summit feels the same way but there is so much talk about the energy that comes out of the day before it you almost think it won't lead up to the hype and trust me living it I felt that energy and it did live up to the hype. Now I hope we can make this accessible for all wheel ladies to feel and for a future generation.