1. a point or pointed end.
  2. a point where two branches of a curve meet, end, and are tangent.
  3. decorative device, used especially in Gothic architecture to vary the outlines of intradoses or to form architectural foils, consisting of a pair of curves tangent to the real or imaginary line defining the area decorated and meeting at a point within the area.
  4. a point of a crescent, especially of the moon. the zodiacal degree that marks the beginning of a house or a sign.
  5. a point that marks the beginning of a change:

When we started thinking about doing this thing way back in 2005/6, we had no idea what we were doing. So we did it anyway.

Producing eleven consecutive annual Cusp Conferences has been a wild ride. We’ve met 275+ incredibly diverse presenters, hung out with 3,000+ curious and energized attendees, been lucky to work with hundreds of awesome student volunteers, and collaborated with absolutely fantastic AV, catering, and venue management folks. We’ve run the gamut from clueless to reasonably capable, from frustrated to fired up, and from scared shitless to pretty damn confident. We’ve learned a lot about ourselves as designers, as partners, and as people. In fact, we’re feeling like we’re really starting to get the hang of it.

So it's time to change it up.

Knowing gives us skills, capabilities, and confidence to move forward. But knowing can also have its drawbacks, because once we know, our natural tendency is to stop learning.

Not knowing, when approached in the right way, is powerful. Not knowing gives us permission to wonder, and to ask ‘what if?’ And it creates opportunities for us to put otherwise unrelated thoughts together to create new thoughts.

So let’s just say that right now, we know one thing about Cusp: we don’t know what’s next.

But we’re excited about trying to figure that out. And that’s a very, very positive thing. You know?

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