"Emergence ended up being an event that gave back to me more than I expected. I was drawn to the mix of speakers from different creative perspectives, unified by the joy creativity brings. The speakers, staff, and attendees, ended up being wholly great people too. We shared wisdom, ate exquisite meals, drank beautiful local wines, looked over the beach, saw local art and bands, and danced through the night. Emergence is a temporary world that everyone leaves better than before."