Countdowns are for not just for rocket scientists anymore.  In the spirit of David Letterman's Top Ten List and to honor our start in 2002, we have prepared thirteen reasons to participate in our 2014 Forum, as we joyfully prepare for our teenage years.  
If you are still undecided about attending, or are registered and would like a handy list to explain your decision to friends, here's our Top Thirteen list: 


13 - An opportunity to visit a university campus without the stress of final exams or the challenges of finding a parking spot.   Not to mention the opportunity to be reminded of life in a residence hall, with wifi included.


12 - No More Raffles!   While wildly successful in his old role, we've found new fundraising opportunities and a new role for Dale Deardorff, who is presenting "An Introduction to The Course in Creativity."  


11 - Be reminded that the last straw had help, in a session led by Cade Wilson that will explore the "Cause(s) of Confusion" that relentlessly lead to a root cause conclusion.


10 - Imagine solutions that do not erect imaginary obstacles before you even know what an ideal is.   In a session inspired by the late Russ Ackoff, who presented at our 2005 and 2006 Forums, Neil Jansen will present the "essential steps" of "Idealized Design." 


9 - Prepare for World Cup football (soccer) from "From My Seat in the Stadium," led by Julie Goodfellow and Hugh McAllister. Together, they will present shared experiences from previous In2:InThinking Network Forums on how they are improving organizational excellence from their respective seats in the UK and US.


8 - Learn about InThinking Concepts, from Red and Blue Pen Companies to Purposeful Resource Leadership, and how they are being applied within Aerojet Rocketdyne in sessions led by Felix Delgado ("Applications of InThinking" ), Joe Onstott ("Resource Leadership") and Bill Bellows ("InThinking Together")   


7 - Explore how to "Live the life you're meant to and Love the way you want to" with Ret'd Col. Deb Lewis and Ret'd Lt. Col. Doug Adams, who will also share their inspiration for a one-year, 50-state bicycle tour to raise awareness for veteran and military issues.


6 - Deepen your understanding of "Dr. Deming's ideas (in the Twenty-First Century") in a session led by Gipsie Ranney.   Her timely focus will be "What ideas will be useful to achieve the degree of innovation that will be required to address organizations' challenges in this century?"


5  - Unlock secrets, with Alex and Beth Iglecia, as they present "5 Secret Insights to Creating Extraordinary Success" and from Ariane David, as she presents "The Secret Life of Organizations," and shares her theory on where real and lasting change takes place.   Contrary to popular belief, if you listen carefully to these sets of secrets, you might just be able to check out any time you'd like.


4 - Discover how to become more agile, adaptive, and effective in different contexts by learning how to more accurately sense or understand situations and facilitate greater understanding in others.   Peter Stonefield leads us in this journey in "Self-Organizing the Inquirer - Better Questions - Accurate Sensing - More Effective Response."   


3 - Practice how to initiate and engage in a courageous conversation toward the goal of solving a conflict between two parties (co-workers, boss and employee, parent and child, neighbors, nations).   Follow Jon Bergstrom and Steve Byers in "Come Down Off Your Ladder! - Solving Conflict Through Inquiry" to increase your system "systems awareness" and get introduced to the Mutual Learning Model.


2 - Experience the impact of brain loads (fatigue) in a full-day session with Leslie Peters, "What We're Learning About the Brain."   For $40, and the only session with a fee, practice with and receive your own Multi-Matrix Brain Game, developed by Dr. Carl Hillier.       

1 - Actively participate in a 5-day event that honors "better thinking about thinking" leading to "better planning for action" with fellow thought leaders from across the US and UK.   



If you are open to the possibilities of improving how we think together, learn together, and work together, we invite you to join us in Los Angeles, California, from June 18th through 22nd, on the campus of California State University, Northridge (CSUN).  This year, our ever timely focus will be;  


"Succeed with Inquiry: Insights, Knowledge, Action"

For more information, visit our 2014 Forum website or e-mail us at registrar@in2in.org.  Our Forum registration fee is $400 for our Weekend Conference.

If you are not able to attend our Weekend Conference, you are most welcome to attend any of our 14 Pre-Conference sessions, all free, with the exception of a $40 material fee for one (N - What We're Learning About the Brain).   Webcasting is also an option; find details at this link.   


Registration Deadlines

Register by Friday, June 13th to reserve a residence hall suite at CSUN 

Register by Thursday, June 19th to reserve our discounted rate at the Airtel Plaza Hotel 

Register by Monday, June 16th to attend any of our Pre-Conference sessions 

Register by Saturday, June 21st to attend our Weekend Conference 


If you are not ready to register, but are likely to attend, please complete our RSVP Survey to help us with attendee estimates in our planning efforts.  

For a glimpse of the excitement we offer, link here for a photo montage from our 2012 Forum.  

Link here for a complete list of our previous 2014 Forum UPDATES.  

Link here for a complete list of all Forum UPDATES, 2009 - 2014


In2:InThinking Network 2014 Forum Team 

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