2013 – A Look Back
As 2013 winds down, we’d like to look back and remember a few ways MaestroConference and our customers have helped shape the new society that is coming into being.
President Barack Obama’s Campaign for Health Care Reform
Although the Affordable Care Act has stirred controversy, one thing is unmistakable: the U.S. healthcare system is in transition. There are no easy answers, and the future of healthcare in this country is uncertain. Change takes many forms, and might not always take a rosy path, but change has begun. As the key social conferencing platform for President Obama, MaestroConference is proud to be part of history in the making. Here are some perspectives from the New York Times.
50th Anniversary of the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Freedom Walk and “I Have a Dream” Speech
On August 28, 1963, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., standing in front of the Lincoln Memorial, delivered his historic “I Have a Dream” speech. For the first time in our country’s history, thousands of Americans of all ethnic backgrounds gathered together in solidarity. Approximately 250,000 people attended the event. At that time, it was the largest demonstration ever seen in the nation’s capital. In the summer of 2013, the Detroit Branch of the NAACP organized a 50th Anniversary commemorative freedom walk. MaestroConference had the privilege of helping to organize this year’s honoring celebration. Thank you NAACP for continuing the legacy of unified solidarity.
Mindfulness: Getting Its Share of Attention
If you haven’t heard about Wisdom 2.0 – a powerful conference that supports mindfulness in corporations – or read the recent NY Times article on mindfulness, take a peek! The world is changing, and our commitment to intentional conversations that matter has supported the Wisdom 2.0 conference and the Bay Area Zen Centers throughout 2013. If you’d like a taste of mindfulness or want to learn more, here’s a fantastic list.