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Day 1: NATIONAL Retreat - 12:00 PM EST - 4:30 PM EST
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 19th, 2022
12:00 PM -1:00 PM EST
Let’s get this party started! In this opening session, you’ll get all the information you need to sail smoothly through the retreat. We’ll be starting with a land commitment for each of the hub cities, creating shared group norms, introducing the different platforms we’ll be using, and meeting the staff that will be here to support you throughout the retreat. You’ll also learn about the games that are woven throughout that could win you some fantastic prizes.
1:00 PM - 1:15 PM EST
Take a moment to connect with some of your fellow ambassadors from across the country in this opening circle-in. Who knows, you might just end up meeting a new friend!
1:15 PM - 1:25 PM EST
Get ready to think (and type) quickly, the first person to get the correct answer in the chat for these questions will earn the first points of the retreat for their hub. This is the first game that could win you points.
WHAT IS YOUR CITY
1:40 PM - 2:10 PM EST
Take a moment in your hub to consider what makes your city truly unique. You’ll soon find out what truly makes your city stand out, and also what connects you to the other hub cities across the country.
2:15 PM - 3:15 PM EST
Transform everything you’ve been learning about resilient cities into a collage of potential sub-themes. The question is, will the other hubs be able to correctly guess your learnings based on your art piece ? We will find out soon enough!
PAST SUB-THEME SEARCH
3:25 PM - 4:00 PM EST
By looking to the past, we can better align our actions in the future. In this fast paced exploration, you’ll be identifying sub-themes of past RISE cohorts. Careful though, the clock is ticking and every minute that goes by eats up potential points for your hub.
SUBTHEMES & POSITIONALITY CONVERSATION
4:00 PM - 4:25 PM EST
It’s time to explore some big philosophical questions around sub-themes. How do we relate to them? What makes a good sub-theme ? What role does comfort play in choosing a sub-theme? Get ready to dive deep with your hub, the goal isn’t to arrive at a specific answer but rather to explore these questions and hold their complexity.
4:25 PM - 4:30 PM EST
EVENING SPECIAL EVENT - GAMES
FEATURING OPERATION: OFF THE GRID ESCAPE ROOM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM EST
Time for some exciting games ! Get ready to use all of your cunning in these online games where you can connect informally with other ambassadors. Also, points await those hubs with at least 50% participation.