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2018 Annual Symposium – Friday

August 24, 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm


2018 Annual Symposium

Open to Blackburn Community – Students, Fellows, and Advisory Board Members

Considered the heart of the Blackburn experience, this annual, two-day symposium brings students, fellows, advisory board members, as well as respected community and state leaders together to hear speakers, participate in round-table discussions, and determine plans of action.

The ​theme ​of ​the ​Blackburn ​Institute’s ​2018 ​Annual ​Symposium, ​”Navigating ​Change: ​Governing, ​Leading, ​and ​Advocating,” ​will highlight ​the ​challenges ​of ​making ​a ​positive ​impact ​during ​times ​of ​tumultuous ​political ​and ​social ​change. ​Attendees ​will ​hear ​from ​speakers ​and ​panelists ​working ​to ​affect ​positive ​change ​in ​the ​state ​of ​Alabama, ​including ​those ​of ​the ​majority ​or ​minority ​parties, ​as ​well ​as ​issue ​advocates ​from ​outside ​the ​political ​system. ​Content ​sessions ​will ​offer ​perspecives ​on ​how ​to ​map ​the ​landscape ​of ​an ​issue, ​to ​understand ​magnet ​factors ​- ​things ​likely ​to ​pull ​people ​towards ​change ​- ​and ​fear ​factors ​that ​create ​resistance ​to ​change, ​and ​to ​engage ​skeptics ​in ​change ​processes.

The ​event, ​held ​over ​a ​two-day ​period ​in ​late ​August, ​continues ​traditions ​familiar ​to ​those ​who ​have ​attended ​symposium ​in ​the ​past, ​builds ​on ​successful ​recent ​innovations, ​and ​re-formats ​the ​content ​session ​blocks ​for ​a ​wider ​range ​of ​topics ​and ​session ​styles. ​ ​Attendees ​will ​see ​opportunities ​for ​both ​peer ​gatherings ​and ​full-community ​networking ​through ​meals, ​planning ​sessions, ​and ​dialogue ​activities.

Registration for Blackburn Students, Fellows, and Advisory Board Members

Symposium Schedule

Details

Date:
August 24
Time:
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Event Categories:
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Website:
http://blackburninstitute.sa.ua.edu/2018-annual-symposium

Organizer

Blackburn Institute
Phone:
205-348-3277
Email:
blackburninstitute@sa.ua.edu
Website:
http://blackburninstitute.sa.ua.edu

Venue

Tuscaloosa River Market
1900 Jack Warner Parkway
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 United States
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