What the heck is the Reflection Lounge?
// By Jacqueline Brennan
There’s a lot going on during Upswell. As evidence, before even thinking about Workshops or any number of things going on in the Public Square throughout the day, your first-day schedule may already look like this:
- 8:30am-1:30pm – LA Inside & Out Tour
- 2-2:20pm – Main Stage
- 2:30-3:20pm – Workshops
- 3:45-4:15pm – Main Stage
- 5-5:20pm – Main Stage
- 6:30-9:30pm – Community Dinner
Even with 10- to 30-minute breaks here and there, that’s a lot of time with other people. Big, crowded events make for a lot of stimulation, and it can be taxing whether or not you consider yourself an introvert. So we have some good news. There is a quiet place you can go during Upswell to get away without having to hoof it all the way back to your hotel room.
The Reflection Lounge at Upswell will be a relaxing and inspiring space within the Public Square where you can go to relax, reflect, and recharge. Although there will be some structured programming to guide changemakers in reflection, the Reflection Lounge will be a reserved and contained open space during most of the Upswell experience. Check out the Reflection Lounge lineup below, and click through each of the time blocks for a glimpse of what will be going on in the space throughout Upswell.
Wednesday, November 14
Thursday, November 15
Friday, November 16
Full disclosure: Most of us tasked with planning Upswell are introverts. We see you. We want you to be comfortable and rested. We’ve made space for you. We hope you enjoy it!