Why a Community Experience instead of a Conference?

We believe that opportunity and hope emerge at the intersection of connection and collaboration. And these can only happen when people are in community.

As we all know -- but too often forget, being in community gives us something to hope for and something to work toward. The Building Bridges collaborative is creating the online space for community to gather around issues of reentry, to lean on each other and to move from sustaining silos to creating opportunities for true social change. We have designed this community experience with you in mind because we are right there with you.

The schedule below reflects a general flow for the Building Bridges Community Experience.  It is designed for you to commit for the full two days or pop in and out as your schedule permits. A more detailed schedule of experiences with session descriptions is available as a downloadable PDF below. 

Day 1 (October 1):
8:30 – 9:00 AM  II  Community Check-in
9:00 – 9:50 AM  II  Community Welcome 
10:00 – 10:45 AM  II  Reentry Voices Community Conversations
11:00 – Noon  II  Breakout Communities w/Metro, Mid-size, and Rural Communities
12:30 - 1:30 PM  II  Brown Bag Lunch & Learns
1:45 – 3:00 PM  II  Bridge Building Breakouts

Day 2 (October 2):
9:00 – 10:00 AM  II  Breakout Communities w/Restored Voices
10:15 – 11:30 AM  II  Bridge Building Breakouts
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM  II  Brown Bag Lunch & Learns
1:00 – 2:15 PM   II  Bridge Building Breakouts
2:25 – 3:00 PM  II  Community Experience Closing
* All meals and snack items on your own.