This is actually a pretty great conference. Most of the attendees are very similar to the Breakthrough teachers I meet in my work: committed to service, idealistic, and friendly. I attended a workshop on debunking the private sector/public good divide, and learned about some great organizations.
Highlights, worth checking out:
- Better World Books (Blog props here) – a quasi-for-profit that lets you buy your school books in a socially responsible way.
- The Venture Consortium – a lib. arts college group that finds interesting ways to augment the general ed. stuff with socially-responsible service. Very Breaky.