Earlier this month, the ToP Network held its annual conference in Aurora, Colorado. 74 people attended the event, with participants from across the United States, as well as international colleagues from Canada and Russia.
I was able to hear the inspiring ICA story from founders and early members. I also felt the excitement about future collaborations with dynamic Network members I met. Given that experience, my favorite thing about ICA is the opportunities I will have to work with so many nice people.
There are many opportunities to engage with the ICA Global Archives in the upcoming year. Starting in January 2015, a team will be EXTRACTING files from basement storage. These BASEMENT MINERS have selected one category to focus on; 'Global Research Assembly' documents will be selected by year and placed in bankers boxes, loaded onto the freight elevator and brought to the 6th floor.
This week, The Institute of Cultural Affairs International, (ICAI)convened its General Assembly for a bi-annual meeting that aims to guide the work of the board and to support the peer-to-peer collaboration among ICAs.