STC India Annual Conference Theme
STC India Annual Conference 2015 Theme - Guts & Glory
Congratulations Radhika! (Winner of the theme name competition)
The story behind it...
When we started planning for the conference in April this year, we wanted it to showcase the talent in our community. We are coming of age and are beginning to have an impact not only at an organization level but also on the worldwide community. And we thought our theme should signify that. So, on our LinkedIN group we announced the theme name competition, as a clarion call.
We had a very clear idea about the mascot for the conference... a soaring bird. One of our friends, Dahlea, took what was Sheece's sorry scribble and created a beautiful little piece of art. Mugdha named her Michi. This is the same bird that you see in the banner above. There is a story around Michi that we will share some day.
So, now that the idea of the 2015 Annual conference had a soul and form, we only needed a name. After the competition was announced, the names started pouring in, some even after the competition was closed. We were spoiled for choices. We really were! We had some very interesting debates on some of the names and finally chose the winner. It was a fascinating exercise.
We chose, as you already know, "Guts & Glory." It was suggested by Radhika Hari. Thank you Radhika!
Why did we choose this name? First, it has an ampersand, for coolness. Jokes aside, those two and a half words signify the kind of experience we want you to have at this conference. Before the conference, at it, and - most importantly - as a key takeaway from it.
We look forward to your participation!