I must admit this conference impacted me in a way I didn’t expect. And I’m guessing that had to do with a combination of elements—or the design of the conference. The mixture of professions, ages, races, talents and personalities that paraded across the stage was intoxicating… I found myself at times simultaneously wishing the speaker would talk longer and that they would hurry up and finish so I could hear what the next person had to say. I laughed, I cried, I sang (seriously, AND clapped along). I experienced awe, admiration, disbelief, conviction, inspiration and hope over the course of 16 hours. I revisited the past, relished the present and glimpsed the future. And at the end of it all, I left the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and felt like time outside had passed me by while inside it stood still. That’s what good design can do.
Capstrat, Raleigh, NC