American Camping Association Tri-State Conference

Sponsor:
American Camping Association
Topics:
Stakeholder Summit
Location:
New York, NY and Washington, DC
Date:
March 2004
Participants:
1,250

EMPOWERING TOMORROW’S LEADERS

AmericaSpeaks helped facilitate the American Camping Association Tri-State Conference, which brought together hundreds of association members – and hundreds more from related professional groups who participated online – in a “virtual town hall” meeting. This session was designed to identify the key ingredients for providing young people with a sense of empowerment. The process built a shared understanding of the challenges in reaching disempowered youth, and ended by identifying specific solutions through which organizations might overcome these challenges.

The 21st Century Town Meeting® format allowed the in-the-room participants and the online participants to engage in the same exercises, creating a truly national conversation that generated solutions as well as cohesion amongst participants and sponsors.

Impact

On-site and online attendees formed a strategy to reach disempowered youth.