Austin Crucial Conversations

Austin's Crucial Conversation, June 8th, 2022 Education/Next Generation

Austin's Crucial Conversations

We surveyed 250 top Christian leaders in our city and asked them, "What are the most pressing issues facing Austin today?" Forming a series of conversations, we are inviting a select group of leaders to brainstorm and create a plan to help Austin flourish as we tackle these issues.

Our first conversation is Wednesday, June 8th at Concordia University, discussing how to ensure the next generation of leaders in Austin flourish - particularly when it comes to the topic of education. We will start our day hearing from a panel of experts on a few topics, and then we will get to work wrestling with how to make an impact. Our goal is to not only help city leaders clearly clarify/define the problem, but to collaborate, and then develop a plan toward sustainable change for our city that does not rest only on our civic and institutional leaders. Our September conversation will be focused on Affordable Housing.

How is this different from other "group think" sessions or "think tank" experiences? ABBA is committed to being the bridge and ensuring next steps for the plans that room creates. We need you in that room, and we can't imagine having this conversation without you. This is not an event; it is a process. This is not a lecture; this is a conversation. This is not a fundraiser. There will be no ask beyond you showing up with your passion, creativity, and mind.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at

This conversation is sponsored by Concordia University

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Schedule for our day:

8:00am - Optional Networking Breakfast
8:30am - Welcome
9:00am - Panel Discussion
9:30am - Open Q&A
10:30am - Understanding the Problem
11:30am - Lunch Provided
12:00pm - Solving the Problem
2:00pm - Next Steps
3:00pm - Celebration