The 2021 Virtual BibRave Proud Summit took place March 26-28. This is the second year BibRave has hosted a virtual summit. I am grateful for the virtual platform since I probably would not have had the ability to attend a live event due to my work schedule. The event was held on Hopin, a virtual platform that has a greater functionality and logistics than Zoom. The three day conference was an opportunity for the BibRave Pros to connect with Team BibRave and each other. Each day had valuable information that will help elevate the work that we do as running ambassadors.
Before I discuss the conference, let me review our swag. Each participant received a pair of custom Knockaround blue light blocking glasses, Science in Sports Gels, a BibRave Buff and a bandanna.
Let's get into the conference.
Friday, March 26
During Friday's welcome session I met with my cohort of Pros that I manage and we had a speed networking forum. As a captain, meeting my group helped me to put names with faces. I was also able to gather information on the best ways to serve the team. Since we are not racing in person much this year, having the time to talk to the team was the highlight the weekend.
One neat feature of Hopin is the ability to Network with others in the conference. The Networking room randomly pairs participants up with each other for 3 minutes. I connected with a few familiar and new Pros to chat about life and running. I would love for the other social media platforms to host this networking feature.
Saturday, March 27
Saturday started off with a 5k scavenger hunt with the RunKeeper app. During the run we had audio clues for the items that we were find during or after the run. The hunt was also one of the competitions for the weekend.
My scavenger hunt favorite item was something orange. I found an orange cone which the unofficial mascot for the Atlanta Track Club Run Leads.
The day included sessions on social media content creation and the special interest groups (book club, foodie, and Peloton). Interacting with the Pros with topics outside of running made me think about other ways to expand my reach across other social media platforms. My goal is increase my YouTube and Pinterest presence.
Day 2 ended with Trivia Night and my team won!
Sunday, March 28
Summit concluded with a Diversity Council panel session. I appreciate that BibRave has a diversity initiative to examine and address diversity within the running community. Creating an inclusive community will ensure that we can encourage people to participate in the sport.
The Summit ended with the Zestie Awards. BibRave Pros that served for 5 years are awarded a Zestie. I won a Zestie last year. This year six BibRave Pros were honored, including Jessica Moore (IG @funsizeathlete) my fellow Atlanta Track Club tribe member.
The #BRPround Summit is a wrap and I am grateful that attended and connected with our amazing community. Until next year...
Check out my fellow BibRave Pros Summit experience by visiting their blogs.