The Local Intelligence Gathering (LIG) is an event highlighting innovative, engaged citizens from across sectors who demonstrate values and actions necessary to build the social, economic, and environmental well being of Kicking Horse Country.
Held on November 1st at the Civic Centre, the event will connect people from across sectors, catalyze greater community engagement, and inspire future collaborative actions. The LIG will provide exposure to the most inspiring people and projects happening in the area, bridge the various sectors, create opportunities for collaboration and enable broad involvement in future initiatives.
“Golden is a very-active community full of both experienced and up-and-coming leaders who are attempting to pull-off some vital community projects,” offered Christina Benty, Mayor of the Town of Golden. “However, up until now, we haven’t been able to pull these leading groups and projects together into something that resembles a coherent conversation.”
LIG-Golden was inspired and modeled after the original Local Intelligence Gathering – Nelson, which was held in 2013. This evening of exciting presentations, panel discussions and practical demonstrations can be compared to TEDx conference events held around the world in much bigger communities.
“The Local Intelligence Gathering will be a great way of pulling the many local and regional initiatives together in a fun and informative way that will appeal to a broad cross-section of the residents – especially those that may not already be engaged in their community, explained Karen Cathcart, Campus Manager at the College of the Rockies. “Also, this 'in our backyard' focus will showcase the many individuals and projects that need our help, understanding and support.”
Speaking in front of a crowd of 5, 30 or 100 friends and strangers can be quite daunting. That’s why LIG-Golden planners have reached out to a local group who can help get prospective presenters ready for their moment in the spotlight. The Golden Voice Toastmasters Club have willing members ready to help coach anyone that wants to participate – from the seasoned presenter (who would appreciate practice before its members) to those whose heart beats faster just by reading this (get your butterflies flying in formation).
There is a tried and true formula for success that can assist anyone in presenting with more confidence. Or just run your ideas by them.
The LIG-Golden event hopes to attract 100 participants and provide the opportunity to hear from 20 local speakers on a wide variety of topics.
Have something to share? Excited about the opportunity, but have some questions? Contact Ryan Watmough at firstname.lastname@example.org by October 3rd to get on the Agenda. For more general information about the LIG project, please see www.goldenloom.ca.