9:00 - 10:00 AM

coffee with Jessica

10:00 - 10:10 AM

what is create consults?

11:00 - 11:20 AM

get to know create

4:00 - 4:30 PM

GPS kickoff group session

Join us as we discuss the purpose of BAB and how you should navigate your journey throughout the week.


9:00 - 10:30 AM

boat building foundations: session 1

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

boat design: Autumn Sanders Foster

Owner of Quire Consulting, Autumn Sanders Foster, gives us insight into what we should consider as we begin our journey or as we adjust our journey for the future. What should we look out for? How can we think with the desired end in mind?

2:00 - 2:15 PM

birmingham365 tutorial

6:00 - 6:45 PM

Lighthouse Support + CO.STARTERS: Rebekah Marr & Jose Alfaro

Join us as we discuss the part that ecosystem building and support play in the navigation of the waters. Learn more about the thinking behind our fav program CO.STARTERS.


9:00 - 10:30 AM

boat building foundations: session 2

10:45 - 11:45 AM

We're gonna need a bigger boat: Kristen Farmer Hall

Sometimes the journey requires more than you expected. Join us as we find out about how you adjust as things grow.

12:00 - 1:00 PM

The waves of finance: Reginald Smith

Money will rock the boat every time! Join us as we discuss some challenges that we all face when navigating finances.

2:00 - 2:10 PM

office hours tutorial

4:00 - 4:15 PM

what is get started?

5:00 - 5:15 PM

what is roadmap?


12:00 - 1:00 PM

The anchor of marketing: Stephanie Gilbert

Marketing is one of those things that is inevitable along the journey. Join us for a conversation with a global marketer and leader of social media managers everywhere!

2:00 - 3:00 PM

creating community: Edward T. bowser

Community plays a large part in our lives. Let’s talk about finding your people through your passion.

6:00 - 7:00 PM

self care at sea: Eryka Perry

The sea gets rough. Take care of yourself, captain! Join us for a conversation on how you can take care of yourself along this crazy journey.


9:00 - 9:45 AM

innovating the journey: Cornell Wesley

The ocean is a vast place. Luckily we have support in our municipalities to help us innovate the journey.

12:00 - 12:30 PM

pulling into Shore: closing session

We would love to wrap up and chat about your journey through BAB and where you think your boat is headed next! Join us for a closing session.


Build A Boat is made possible thanks to the generosity of Create Birmingham’s supporters.

Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation   |   Alabama Power Foundation   |   Daniel Foundation of Alabama   |   Regions Foundation   |   Welch Group Foundation   |   The Ruby S. & John P. Ansley Fund   |   Caring Foundation of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alabama   |   Vulcan Materials Company Foundation   |   Protective Life Foundation   |   Community Foundation of Greater Birmingham   |   Jemison Investment Co.   |   BBVA   |   Hugh Kaul Foundation   |   Susan Mott Webb Charitable Trust   |   Wells Fargo Bank   |  IBERIABank | First Horizon   |   Brooke & Daniel Coleman Charitable Fund   |   C. Eugene Ireland Foundation