Wow. We knew all the work involved to recreate BOSS into a virtual conference (a first for Vantage Point) would pay off, but we never imagined the calibre of collaboration, transformation, and work towards equity which would take place over the course of the week.
You inspired us. Whether you uplifted the program as a presenter, supported the team as a facilitator, tech host, or notetaker, or you participated wholeheartedly as an attendee, we give you our sincere gratitude. You are why this conference exists and why we do everything we can to create this convening opportunity.
Aligned with one of our major themes this year: collaboration, we could not have come this far without our generous sponsors, or our incredibly supportive board members. The Vantage Point team want to expressly state our gratitude to you for your crucial contributions.
After an intense week of learning and sharing we have taken some time to breathe and ultimately reflect on some of our favourite moments from “#BOSS2021” (albeit there are too many to count):
So, again, thank you to everyone who supported and took part in BOSS this year. Thank you for your commitment to collaboration within the sector, for striving towards equity for the vast and diverse communities we serve, and for listening with open hearts and minds as we envision how true transformation within the sector could look.
We are excited to take what we learned from every speaker at BOSS and the incredibly thoughtful caucuses each day and move forward together to rebalance and rebuild this sector. As Vu Le put it, let’s not aim to be more resilient – let’s be effective. We have already seen collaboration amidst the current pandemic like nothing before and we will come through this crisis stronger than ever if we continue this trend with foundations built in relationships and trust.
We look forward to seeing you all next time at BOSS. And of course, stay in touch!
We are all BOSS!
Alison Brewin, Omar Dominguez, and the Vantage Point team
As Executive Director, Alison Brewin is responsible for executing the Vantage Point’s mission and vision. Alison graduated with a Law Degree from the University of Victoria in 1991 and was called to the Bar in 1992. Throughout the 1990s, she worked in non-profit management, as political assistant…
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