Do the Shift

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Our theme for Mindcamp 2020 is Parallax Shift Parallax refers to the apparent movement of objects when viewed from different positions. Examples are everywhere. When you look out the window of a moving car, light poles near the road seem to zoom past, while trees in the distance appear to drift by. That’s parallax. One of the cool things about …

Wanted: Web Fairy

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Do you love coding WordPress websites? Do you know how to access files via FTP and troubleshoot “under the hood”? Do you know how to make WordPress websites do metaphorical backflips? Do you know what metaphorical means? EDIT: PLEASE NOTE THIS IS NOT A PAID JOB. THIS IS A VOLUNTEER POSITION FOR A MINDCAMPER. We need someone to take on …

Twigs in Her Hair

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Just thought y’all would like a heads-up on this: Mindcamp presenters Cynthia Reyes and Hamlin Grange got a surprise last week when the new book they collaborated on — Twigs in My Hair — became the Number 1 New Release in its (gardening) category on the US Amazon site on its first day. Congratulations, Cynthia and Hamlin! We hope to …

Free Stuff and the Environment

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Most conferences provide at least some “swag” — free stuff you get as a memento of the conference, but which often ends up as landfill. That concerns us. So this year, rather than offering everyone a cheap bag for free, we’re offering you the chance to purchase a really nice one. Thus if you don’t need or want another bag, …

The only thing your comfort zone produces is comfort. Everything else comes at your edge.

Where the Magic Happens

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In 2003 Kristen Peterson, John Sedgwick, and I thought it would be fun to invite some colleagues to a weekend retreat. We asked a group of people who specialized in creative problem solving and innovation if they would be interested in sharing their experiences and expertise with one another. Our mission was pretty simple: to expand our collective capacity to …

First 13 Sessions… and a Contest!

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Lucky you, lucky 13! We’ve hit the ground running with 13 sessions (there will be more!). If you’d like a first taste of the Mindcamp Canada 2019 program, hop on over to our 2019 Sessions page and check them out! Here’s a contest for Mindcamp veterans: Many of the presenters will be familiar to you… but three are presenting for …