Practical application within a collaborative peer learning environment.
During this highly interactive one-day conference, attendees will test-drive approaches for community-building to improve event engagement and cultivate brand loyalty. We’ll start with a foundational look at the intersection of community and events and finish with practical, take-home implementation strategies, mixing in hands-on activities along the way. The Intensive is an experience-by-design environment, meaning attendees will spend time workshopping their own events and depart with concrete plans and actionable strategies.
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Like, Literally, Dude: Language to Build Identity and Community
With Valerie Fridland, author and linguistics professor
If you have ever spent time worrying over word choice when putting together a presentation or woken up from a bad dream about your teeth falling out (often interpreted to mean you wish you could take back something you said), you’ve noticed that language has the power to create inclusive and accepting spaces or exclusive and intolerant ones. The use of a specific word can immediately cause a person to recoil just as easily as it can build trust.
Join Valerie Fridland, linguistics professor and author of the popular book “Like, Literally, Dude: Arguing for the Good in Bad English” as she talks about how language is used for building identity and community. Valerie’s witty and scientifically-informed stories will get you thinking about language and word choice in a whole new way.
Like, Literally, Dude: Language to Build Identity & Community
Join Valerie Fridland, linguistics professor and author, as she talks about how language is used for building identity and community.