GLC 2016: Making the Metas Matter

“But what exactly do you do?” I wail at the poor bastard standing in front of me. I’m ensconced at the Communications Department desk at Burning Man HQ, blogging for the upcoming GLC, when I make eye-to-eye contact with a real live “Meta”. More than just a “Meta”, Peter is Meta Comms, and he’s talking […]

GLC 2016: Volunteerism, the Backbone of Burner Culture

At the 10th annual Global Leadership Conference this past weekend, volunteerism was the main topic of two workshops. Why were volunteers the focus of so much discussion? Because incredible, transformative, art-filled cities of weirdos don’t build themselves. A “do-ocracy” is “an organizational structure in which individuals choose roles and tasks for themselves and execute them. […]

GLC 2016: Money, Art and Burning Man’s Future — It’s Time to Talk Hurty

Today, GLC participants are rocking up for their first day in the land of plenary.  With two unconference sessions, four plenary sessions, and 41 breakout workshops, there are many juicy topics planned and even juicier topics and conversations that are yet to reveal themselves. How could they not? Take 500 Burners from the around the world, […]

GLC 2016: Calling Out Around the World

Each year, we put more of the Global in GLC by gathering our growing tribe from far and wide. This week, we have representatives from an ah-mazing array of countries jetting into San Francisco for the 2016 conference, which begins on Thursday. For those scratching their head over these three little letters, the GLC — […]