(This is an update of similar posts that I’ve written the past couple years–I’m re-posting because it still rings true and Q’s value continues to increase–read on to find out why)
One theme seems to be permeating our culture more and more today – we are busy. Just ask someone, “How are you,” and you’ll probably find out that, among other things, they are “busy.” Or maybe they are “super busy.” Despite my many efforts to slow down, my life unfortunately is no exception to the tyranny of busyness. Can you relate?
So with all of the “noise” in this world competing for our time, energy, resources, and attention, why is it important for you and me to spend three days at Q Boston from April 23-25? What makes a conference identified by only a letter and describing itself as “a place for Christian leaders from every channel of society to become informed by and influential in the lives of one another” so special? With the thousands of conferences that I could attend each year, why do I and why should you make attending the Q conference a priority year after year?
- Q will inspire and challenge us to think deeper and better about myriad topics, some that we think about every day and others that we’ve never thought about before. The wide range of excellent speakers and experiences on topics from all areas of society, some of whom and which we strongly agree with and some of whom and which we vehemently disagree with (and everywhere in between), will stretch us to step out of our comfort zones, see the world from different perspectives, and engage our world in different ways. (I also love the 3, 9, and 18 minute time limits on the talks : ))
- Q will equip us to to be better and more well-rounded organizational and thought leaders through its speakers and conversations with like-minded innovators, church leaders, social entrepreneurs, and cultural pioneers.
- Q is a hotbed for collaboration . . . from its intentional smaller number of participants with a common passion for advancing the common good, to intentional small-group reflection times, to small Q&As with speakers, to its “Experiences” and “Learning Communities”, Q provides an environment ripe for collaboration with people and organizations inside and outside our normal spheres of influence and involvement. It provides a rich environment to share ideas and opportunities with each other. Over the past couple years alone, relationships developed at Q have provided me not only with great friends, but also with incredible co-authors for a book project, In Pursuit of Orphan Excellence, and guest lecturers for my classes on poverty alleviation, orphan care, and human trafficking at William Jessup University.
And Q offers much more beyond these things.
It’s not too late to join me and a few hundred other leaders at Q Boston from April 23-25. You can get more information and register here.
As Q leadership has so eloquently and succinctly put it, if you join me there, you will engage in “an intense experience meant to expose, engage, shock, and deepen your awareness of current realities and opportunities.”
But most of all . . . why should you go to Q Boston?
Why do you need to go?
Because it won’t be the same without you.