by Jason B. Keeling
Organizers of the 2009 Create WV Conference are asking the public to jump start the conversations that will take place there by using Twitter, Facebook and blogs to answer this open-ended phrase: "WV, I WILL CREATE..."
Because conferences can tend to offer too many ideas and not enough results, people are being asked to not only talk about bettering their everyday lives and communities, but to actually do something.
In fact, action is creativity, defined as a process in which you cause something to happen. Your response might address a basic task or a complicated endeavor, so long as you do something about it.
Simply place and fill in your response to "WV, I WILL CREATE..." within your Facebook status update, on a blog, or for those that use Twitter.com, place "#createwv" at the end of your tweet(s).
As an organization, Create WV is formally working to address these focus-areas:
- "WV, I will create...EDUCATION AND TALENT."
- "WV, I will create...QUALITY OF PLACE."
- "WV, I will create...ARTS AND CULTURE."
- "WV, I will create...DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION"
- "WV, I will create...ENTREPRENEURSHIP."
- "WV, I will create...TECHNOLOGY."
Obviously, nobody will be policing respondents to complete what they say they'll do, but many will follow through, and that makes the effort worthwhile. Whether or not you attend the conference (Huntington, Oct. 18-20), your response(s) will help establish outcome-oriented thinking, hopefully inspiring yourself and others to act.
-- Cross-posted from aBetterWestVirginia.com