The 2016 summit is the largest yet, with more than 150 events that serve to bring awareness of the divisive societal issues that affect our varied cultures. All 150-plus functions are hosted by local individuals, organizations and entrepreneurs who are interested in advancing the voices of tolerance, equality and diversity.
The kaleidoscopic array of DreamWeek events ranges from heady think pieces to elaborate, celebratory soirees. A quick look through the featured events on dreamweek.org and you’ll spot keynote speaking engagements, live music and entertainment, art exhibitions, health and wellness colloquiums, family-oriented activities, and of course, innumerable food and drink festivities. Intellectually curious minds can attend several substantive panels on compelling modern topics; urbanites who want to explore the exotic fare and cocktail pairings of different cultures can attend several culinary affairs; and families can choose from a host of kid-friendly events, depending on whether they prefer a more cerebral or playful DreamWeek experience. “Featured Event” highlights include the SAGE: Taste the Dream Gala, Place Changing: Living Stories on the Eastside, and the #IAmHappiest Happy Hour where attendees will learn to optimize happiness and mingle with “The Happiest Humans” in America.
All events are unique in the attention they bring to a particular issue but ubiquitous in their mission to spread tolerance, equality and diversity. Furthermore, DreamWeek events seek to unite. The summit goal is to dismantle the culturally segregated boundaries created by modern society while continuing to uphold and celebrate what makes us unique and culturally diverse. Instead of ascribing an issue to only one demographic, DreamWeek aims to adopt and understand the global hurdles we all face, and work toward finding a peaceful resolution together.
The 150+ hosting partners throughout San Antonio who make DreamWeek possible represent a collective who have their thumb on the city’s pulse, and understand that the current zeitgeist is shifting. These individuals and organizations see the growing desire for cognitive expansion and enlightenment, and recognize the need for a conference of this type. Sophisticates, groundbreakers and vanguards need take note, and attend as many events as possible if they want to be a part of the community that shapes San Antonio’s tomorrow. Moreover, the record participation for the Fourth Annual DreamWeek Summit is a testament to just how fully San Antonio has embraced the conference.
DreamWeek runs from January 8-19 in downtown San Antonio. The summit kicks off with a keynote address by Martin Luther King, III at the Opening Ceremony Breakfast at the Jack Guenther Pavilion (7:30 a.m.).
All events schedules are available on dreamweek.org, as well as tickets to various events including the Opening Ceremony Breakfast. To share your voice, use the hashtag #DWSA2016 at any and all DreamWeek events!