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On October 21, 2007 Think City held the sold-out Dream Vancouver conference.

Dream Vancouver was an all-day conference which took participants from their dreams about Vancouver to a possible agenda for change. The conference was facilitated by Bliss Browne, internationally-renowned speaker and president of Imagine Chicago.

In the morning, Ms. Browne used an assets-based approach, based on Appreciative Inquiry, which helped participants evaluate as a group what they do well and what strengths they have as a community.

The afternoon began with a keynote speech by former City of Vancouver Co-Director of Current Planning Larry Beasley. Ms. Browne then facilitated an open-space session which took participants through a series of questions designed to bring them to a collective vision of what the city could be.

Read full proceedings in our conference report.