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January 13, 2021, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Arlington Transportation Partners (ATP) is celebrating Champions' achievements and successes during this challenging year. We’re proud to recognize businesses, residential communities, commercial properties, hotels, and schools that have surmounted unimaginable obstacles but still provided great transportation options and solutions to their employees, tenants, and residents.

Join us at the 7th Annual Champions Virtual Banquet on January 13, 2021 for a thought-provoking keynote session and breakout sessions designed to create networking opportunities with fellow Champions. Learn how businesses across different sectors have transitioned and evolved their day-to-day work and engagement with staff and the community while keeping transportation top of mind. 


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Creating Impact through Story and Stories through Impact 

You may not consider yourself to be a storyteller, but you are. We cannot live through a single day without sharing stories and being influenced by them: stories motivate us, challenge us to think in new ways, and to feel the differences, as well as similarities we have with others. The process of storytelling is one of the things that makes us uniquely human, and the telling, listening, and amplification of stories can and does create social impact. This keynote will share perspectives and offer thoughts about why we should think of our roles in a new way: as champions of story. 

About the Speaker


Professor John D. Trybus | Georgetown University's Center for Social Impact Communication

Professor John D. Trybus of Georgetown University is a story scientist on a mission to help change makers around the world create and tell more effective stories that bring their missions and visions to life. He leads Georgetown University's Center for Social Impact Communication where he created and teaches the only academic program in the world focused on social impact storytelling.
Prior to academia, John's work spanned sectors in pursuit of making impact. He served as the traveling advisor to famed scientist Dr.  Jane Goodall, strategist at the British Embassy, and as a social innovation consultant at Waggener Edstrom Worldwide working on corporate social responsibility projects for brands such as Tiffany & Co., L'Oréal Paris, and Coca-Cola. A highly sought after keynote speaker and trainer on the topic of storytelling, he has collaborated with hundreds of organizations including NPR, National Zoo, Department of State, Kresge Foundation, Smithsonian, Knight Foundation, and United Way.  Visit his website to learn more about his work. 

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Breakout Sessions

What the Pandemic Taught Us about Working from Home

The rapid shift to remote work during the COVID-19 pandemic was an unprecedented disruption to our daily routines, from global business operations all the way down to local travel and mobility patterns. In 2020 hindsight, how did Arlington’s business and residential communities successfully adapt to the “new normal” workplace? We take a look at work-from-home best practices, the latest community spaces innovations, and forward-thinking strategies for a more resilient and sustainable future.

Building Arlington's Future

From Ballston down to Rosslyn and over to National Landing, Arlington has always been a hub for development, but the pandemic has had all stakeholders and investors searching for what’s next. Hear from some of Arlington's influential business leaders who will share personal experiences on what they’ve done throughout the pandemic to continue operations and enhance offerings. Learn about new developments in the pipeline across all sectors, repositioning to cater to today's new work-from-home environment, and recent acquisitions to watch. 

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The Champions Banquet is an exclusive event for businesses, residential communities, commercial properties, hotels, and schools in Arlington County that have partnered with ATP as part of our year-long initiative to implement or enhance programs that make it easier for employees, residents, or visitors, to bike, walk, take transit, telework, or share the ride. Their work and dedication to sustainability and our local community is recognized at this annual event in front of Arlington County officials, complete with networking opportunities and thought provoking keynote sessions to spark motivation to last into the year ahead.


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