Leaders of anchor collaboratives valued having a space to come together to share best practices, coach one another through challenges, and work together to build and share resources. The ACN will likely convene twice each year. As was the case with our January 2019 event in New Orleans, one convening will be focused on going deep -- attended by one or two key leaders from each collaborative. With a smaller, focused group, the conversation in these convenings will be tightly focused on building solutions to shared challenges. The second convening will be broader in its scope and open to a wider audience. As was the case with our June 2018 event in Baltimore, this convening will be open to a cohort from each collaborative, comprised of the leader of the collaborative and their anchors, funders and other key partners.
Convenings will rotate locations each time, providing an opportunity for the group to do a site visit of a different collaborative, which will present specific challenges to be workshopped by the group. For example, the June 2018 event took place in Baltimore, but the January 2019 event took place in New Orleans. Different collaboratives will have the opportunity to host each time.