What are BOB Talks?

“BOB” stands for “burst of brilliance.” Like a TED Talk, a BOB Talk explores a “big idea” related to work in community engagement. The talks are aimed at an audience of university faculty and community activists, committed to growing the Spokane region. They explain an idea, premise, principle or commitment that underlies an expression of community-engaged work.

CEI Day 1


Heather Hamlin, Women Helping Women Fund

"Building a Community of Grantmakers, Changemakers, and Go-Getters"

Ryan Olrich

Ryan Oelrich, Priority Spokane

“Tackling Trauma”

CEI Day 2

DBE photo Pomona

Bert Emerson, Whitworth University

“Revitalizing Democracy in America: Starting at Home


LaRae W & Chris P

 (left) LaRae Wiley, Executive Director, Salish School of Spokane

(right) Christopher Parkin, Principal, Salish School of Spokane

“Saving Salish- Indigenous Language Revitalization as Generative Justice“