|STARFLEET International Conference 2007, part 2|
by Stormy on August 11, 2007
State of the Fleet is not always serious business. A lot of times it's all about the fun stuff. STARFLEET loves working with charities, but if you can't have fun while you work, the exercise may not be worth the time.
Saturday morning are the Opening Ceremonies. The membership gathers to hear updates from STARFLEET's leadership. Awards are announced at this event to recognize accomplishments for the previous year and the organization's direction for the year to come is described. After the Opening Ceremonies members attend panels, workshops and discussions and many just find a quiet corner in the convention facility and catch up with old friends. In the evening there is a formal Banquet, a charity auction and then debauchery leading late into the night. STARFLEET is about fun. It has very little to do with emulating the lifestyle of Star Trek, although that does add a fun element to what the organization does. Rather, the organization is formed around the dream of a better future envisioned by Star Trek's creator Gene Roddenberry. It speaks to people growing beyond their biases and embracing the world around them. There is a social message in Star Trek about peace and prosperity and acceptance and STARFLEET's mission is to work towards accomplishing this.
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