Conferences are like summer camps for grown ups.
I love conferences. Hanging out with friends, learning together, roasting marshmallows over the open fire. Okay maybe not the last one.
Have you heard of the (in)RL Conference? It’s put on by the lovely ladies at (in)Courage and it’s something of an “unconference.” I say that because all of the sessions are broadcast over the web so you don’t have to book a flight or save for hotel costs. You can invite friends over and watch in the comfort of your own home.
Even better, (in)RL features organized meet-ups in locations all over the world so you still get the fun social aspect of a far away conference, except it’s in your own neighborhood and the friends you make you can meet for lunch the next week and the next and the…You get the idea.
Here is a little promo video about the event:
I am so excited about the (in)RL conference this year. I was speaking at another event last year and couldn’t attend one of the nearby get togethers.
But this year my calendar is open and I’m SO looking forward to hanging out with friends new and old.
- Registration opens Monday January 14th at www.inrl.us
- It’s FREE!
- Everyone who registers on the day registration opens (Monday Jan 14) gets a copy of our (in)courage 365 Daybrightener while supplies last (US residents only).
- Everyone gets a copy of our first eBook: “Best of the Beach House 2012.”
About: (in)RL was born out of two years spent listening to women in the comments at (in)courage<http://www.incourage.me/> craving local, real life community. Derived from the social media acronym “IRL” or “in real life,” (in)RL is an invitation to share what we’ve learned about community and encourage women with stories and suggestions for connecting deeper in real life.
Think of it as a FREE girl’s weekend away that doesn’t require packing or plane tickets, where women can kick off any expectation of perfect, set aside their fears, their shyness, their worry that they’re not good enough, and find some of Jesus’ words of rest woven into every video shared here.
When: The (in)RL webcast kicks off on Friday, April 26 and (in)RL meetups follow on Saturday, April 27.
What: Last year we explored the nitty gritty of community. This year we’re taking a closer look at what it takes to stay rooted in community when sometimes just walking away would be so much easier and tons more convenient. Women share stories of how they’ve chosen to stay through hard marriages, challenging parenting, worthwhile friendships. How choosing to stay has freed them more fully and unexpectedly than if they’d cut and run.
HelloMornings (in)RL Video
I am beyond excited that the wonderful folks at (in)Courage wanted the HellloMornings story to be part of the (in)RL conference.
They put together this amazing video sharing God’s story of using our corner of the web to encourage women in their walk with the Lord. Check it out:
Behind the Scenes Video Magic
I thought I’d show you a couple behind the scenes photos of the HelloMornings video shoot as well as the video I shot for the (in)RL conference sessions.
Katie is significantly taller than I am, so this entire video was filmed as I sat on 3 pillows. It’s quite the challenge to speak with a serious tone of voice when your feet (the black boots) are dangling in mid air.
I’m not so excited about watching myself on video. There are few things more unpleasant than watching yourself on screen. Nevertheless, I am perfectly willing to look like a fool if there is chance that my words might encourage you.
So, take a minute and go register today. See you in April!
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