IDEAS: Powered by Passion is a monthly speakers’ series that runs for six months each year. A keynote speaker, a speaker from a community organization and a singer-songwriter or small group of musicians provide guests with an evening of stimulating stories, conversation and song.
Through IDEAS, New Dawn aspires to create a welcoming space that allows us to gather, share, and learn. Spaces like these are invaluable to the processes of community conversation, development and visioning. They begin to allow us to see that leaders, agents of community change and inspired lives are all around us every day. The vibrant stories shared at IDEAS and in the hours, days and weeks afterwards are stories of individuals, organizations and communities who are forging their own paths, solving entrenched community problems, encountering unprecedented success and inspiring the rest of us to do the same.