Video: My intro to my largest walking meeting ever – Walking Summit 2013

I didn’t realize this had been posted until a small bird told me – thanks Kate Ellington (@kateellington)!

How you get 500 people out of a hotel basement in 5 minutes, and not because it's an emergency.
How you get 500 people out of a hotel basement in 5 minutes, and not because it’s an emergency (however, not moving is an emergency in my world)

I am talking really fast because:

  • I had 5 minutes to help 500 people leave a hotel basement to start a walking meeting
  • I needed to get them back on time, otherwise I’d never get to throw a walking meeting again
  • We were running behind on our agenda – it happens, the key to success is flexibility

The slides I show are kind of cool in my mind, because they are then-and-now of my most favorite city, Washington, DC, as it has transitioned to one of the least walkable to the most walkable city in the United States. It can happen.

The actual slides are below, but the video contains some of the images that I was given permission to share only in the presentation but not elsewhere. With great thanks to Michael Horsley.

Presentation at the Walking Summit: Then and Now, Washington, DC – Our Cities are Changing

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