One of the best parts of organizing conferences (from our perspective) is helping to nurture and grow community.
In the various niche blogger conferences we organize, we get to see people that share similar interests and passions come together, form relationships, collaborate, and inspire one another – it’s pretty cool!
More so than our other conferences (because we stay in one place each year), the FitSocial community is also a part of the local community – the Boulder community. Our founder lives in Boulder, many of our attendees are residents, and many of our speakers are from the local area.
And as everyone is aware, the Boulder community was severely impacted this month by flooding. You can read our post about it here. (While we are adjusting our Thursday agenda because we can’t go on the scheduled hike to the Flat Iron Mountains, our conference both in Boulder and Aurora has luckily been unaffected by the flooding and is proceeding as planned. Whoo hoo!)
So when Alexandra Williams of Fun & Fit approached us on Twitter asking if she could organize a donation effort at the conference, we jumped at the opportunity to support her.
If you don’t know Alexandra, you’ll meet her this week. She and her sister, Kymberly, are running one of Friday’s breakout sessions on Social Media, and Alexandra will be asking everyone at the opening of the conference to consider donating to the relief efforts for the Boulder area. Here’s her post on the issue and request for support.
If you’d like to donate to the community of Boulder and help in the recovery of this beautiful area, please visit this site:
When you give, if there is the ability to, please enter in #FitSocial (so Alexandra can track the amount our community raised!) To help spread the word and propel the relief efforts forward, please tweet using #BoulderFloodRelief
Individually, we can all make a difference; together, we can make an impact.
We can’t wait to see everyone on Thursday!