April 2, 2019
I am overwhelmed by the tremendously encouraging notes and the generous gifts from colleagues and friends to support a Go Fund Me Campaign I established just 19 days ago.
Recently, I was selected as one of 29 speaker accompanist/ support volunteers for the internationally renown C2 Conference 2019 and the Movin'on Summit in Montreal (May/June 2019). These conferences are renowned educational experiences that draw top international thinkers and business leaders to focus on business development for a better planet.
What makes attendance so important to me is that I can use the knowledge and connections to grow my business which directs 100% of its profit to innovative youth leadership initiatives in Guelph.
While my volunteer acceptance waives the registration fee of $6000.00 for both conferences, Career Aviators is still in its start-up phase (This is my first year of working at it full time) and unfortunately, we don’t have a professional development fund to cover the associated costs.
I initially thought I would need to decline the offer to volunteer at the conferences. Yet, I did not want to lose the opportunity. These conferences could make a huge difference to Career Aviators. Both Conferences are entirely experiential and consequently participants develop different and deeper kinds of relationships with other participants than they do at traditional conferences.
“Forget everything you know about conferences. You won’t find any trade floors or exhibitors’ booths here. C2 Montréal is about experiencing the unexpected, taking a step back, recharging and leaving your comfort zone behind. This three-day event brings together visionaries and forward-thinkers from around the world to explore the relationship between commerce and creativity, and its potential to redefine business” is what C2 describes on their website.
My research showed past participants had all made connections or gained new ideas which shifted and grew their businesses. This kind of learning could assist Career Aviators in reaching its goal of directing 20,000.00 per year, by 2023, to innovative youth leadership initiatives in Guelph
What also attracts me is their interest in sustainability. C2 describes the theme, Now:
“Global challenges require us to make impactful efforts, both individually and collaboratively, right now. The business community is home to the kinds of powerful, broad-spectrum thinkers and doers who can influence and evolve — perhaps even revolutionize — the ways in which we work while leading towards a better, more sustainable and inclusive future.”
Their interest in sustainability is also reinforced by hosting the Movin’On Summit held one week later on the same site, which explores new and actionable solutions to address global challenges that will define the future of mobility.
Sustainability, Creativity, Business Growth and Innovation are the foundation of these conferences and that aligns with why Career Aviators became a Certified B Corporation in 2017
Wayne Greenway is 75% on his way to Montreal thanks to many kind supporters. Words simply cannot express his gratitude to those who are helping me to grow Career Aviators through the learning and contacts he gains at these conferences
Interested in helping Wayne get the rest of the way there? Go Fund Me Campaign