Honestly this entire experience has surpassed any goals I had. I worried that I would walk away from this conference with the same feeling that was noted in the book, that as he left he again felt the hopelessness wash over him.
This conference and the way it is structured has given such amazing resources that make it possible to leave here with some hope. Not only are the leadership great and the lessons taught important but the people I am meeting are critical to this experience. As told to us we end up talking and rehashing things every evening and I have already gained so many potential friends, colleagues and mentors. These are people that I know I can reach out to for support and will help lead us all for better changes.