Essence 2023
Virtual Care Team

Curating the Virtual Experience

Joining virtually shouldn’t mean sacrificing quality in your experience. SDI has allocated additional resources to ensure everyone can find connection in a meaningful way.

A team of dedicated SDI staff will be participating virtually via Zoom and Whova to ensure the online portion of the conference experience is comfortable and welcoming to all participants.

SDI will tend to our Virtual Participants with:

Virtual Care Team

Ann Lancaster

Ann (she/her) grew up surrounded by spirituality and nature on an organic dairy farm in rural Wisconsin. She manifested a career in the tech industry after her graphic design studies took her from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to her new home in Seattle, where she spent years working as a contractor for companies such as Microsoft and Google. When not immersed in front of a computer screen creating websites or playing video games, she can often be found at various concert venues throughout the world, basking in the beauty of live music. Ann is also a certified Reiki Master with dreams of working as a life coach for those experiencing challenging spiritual awakenings. She brings a potent blend of open-minded wonder and down-to-earth practicality to the design challenges at SDI.

Ryan Hinson

Ryan (he/him) brings his skill and patience as a technology literacy professional to the Technology Support Position. He has two decades of experience in online teaching, educational writing, tutoring, and tech support, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Outside of this professional role, Ryan enjoys growing hot peppers and native fruits, foraging, cooking, and playing video games.

Register Now!

The best choice for flexibility and lower cost. 

Registration is cheaper and attending virtually eliminates travel, dining out, and lodging expenses. Meanwhile, the conference app, Whova, allows you to connect with anyone at the hybrid conference. And you will be able to watch recordings at your convenience.