Last October, I had a profound experience when I presented on the topic of raising an Autistic child at the CU Water Cooler in Kansas City, Missouri. I had never given a talk about my family's experience with Autism, so I was nervous about it.
This was probably one of the best Symposiums put on. Why? The venue and weather were great which always helps. There was some people that haven’t been there for awhile so it was good to see them. But it was the speakers. They spoke with such a degree of earnestness, thought and pragmatism.
The 6th annual CU Water Cooler Symposium held in Kansas City on October 1 and 2 has come to a close. Each year, we proclaim it to be the best yet and this year was no exception. Thanks to everyone who attended, to all of our sponsors, to all of guest speakers, to all of our editors and to all of our organizers and volunteers. We couldn't do this without you!
Amazing things happen when you combine Canada and the United States. Pancakes and maple syrup, bourbon and Canada Dry, Steve Martin and John Candy...
Matt Davis and I were on Mike Lawson's CUbroadcast a few weeks ago talking about the upcoming CU Water Cooler Symposium happening on October 1 and 2 in Kansas City. This is our 6th annual event and every year we do our best to top the previous year. If you've been before or if you've always thought that you'd like to attend, this is the year. Do it!
In addition to our editors and guest speakers taking the stage at the CU Water Cooler Symposium in Kansas City this year, we'll once again be featuring a number of PechaKucha talks. PechaKucha 20x20 is a simple presentation format where you show 20 images, each for 20 seconds.
I’ve never spoken publicly about autism. I speak at conferences about my work and communities and co-ops and such, but my personal life has never been a source of material. Until now. In October at the CU Water Cooler Symposium, I’ll be speaking about my experience raising a creative, talented, self-aware, anxious, sensitive and sometimes volatile boy who has gained great gifts and terrible burdens from his autism.
Nothing is easy... something is rough. Act accordingly. When it comes to work, thoughts are useful, but they don't really count for much on their own.
For the first episode of a brand new CU Water Cooler video feature we're calling Between Two Coolers, Currency's Matt Hawkins managed to steel a few minutes with the ever-popular William Azaroff from Vancity (Vincity?). Take five minutes and be enlightened, baffled or both.
I used to think helping people was 99% attitude. You really just had to want to help and inevitably you’d see results. This naivety is what in large part drew me to love the credit union industry. We said we were “people helping people” as so it was, right?