Today was the second day of staff meetings for the upcoming ROI120 Summit. Many sleepless nights caught up with me as I struggled to stay awake during our session today, but I’m pretty sure I caught the vast majority of what was discussed. Now, the details are unimportant but I couldn’t help but be touched by how a relatively diverse group of people with different backgrounds and approaches to their Judaism were nonetheless united in their desire to promote the values and ideals represented by ROI120. And what are those values and ideals? Well, ROI120 seems like it’s evolving into a real world manifestation of Web 2.0 – with user generated content representing a grass roots movement to define and almost reinvent Jewish leadership and innovation. In that respect, one of our challenges as moderators is not so much to guide the participants, but to help make the most of this fantastic networking opportunity – to make the most of the relatively brief time we have together so as to maximize the synergy potential when so many exceptional individuals gather. I don’t know about you, but I am almost giddy with excitement, big Jew geek that I am! Tonight we’re going to attend a Shabbat dinner with philanthropist extraordinaire, Lynn Schusterman. This time Lyndsay Litowitz (Tikkun Olam track moderator) and I will try not to dress exactly alike.
Below is a film shot this morning, edited and placed online by our Online Video Consultants Sara Liss and Avery Pack. Here you’ll be able to meet some of the other track moderators and watch me screw up a simple intro. Awesome job Sara and Avery!
I told you I was tired!