Big Cheese

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Big Cheese 2016: Reflecting on Moments by Rachel Benjamin

Have you ever experienced a moment that you knew you would remember for the rest of your life? A moment that, despite the seemingly endless chaos existing in the outside world, made you believe that everything would truly be okay. Myself, and everyone else who attended FeelGood’s Big Cheese conference in July 2016 were lucky enough to experience an entire weekend filled with moments like these.

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7 Ways to Fund Your Big Cheese Experience

Wondering how to fund your Big Cheese experience? Registration and travel costs can make the Big Cheese look expensive, especially for a college student. But in reality, it has always been the case that students are able to find ways to completely fund their Big Cheese experience one way or another. So don’t let finances be a reason to not register! Check out some of our suggestions below, and talk to your Changemaker Ignitor if you still have any hesitations!

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Top 5 Things You Thought Were True About Big Cheese

1. Big Cheese registration will cost you $350.


This is misleading. Big Cheese registration is $275 prior to April 1st, but $350 after that, but virtually ALL registrations are paid for with Cheese Points. At 60 Cheese Points per $1, the Early Bird and regular price is 16,500 Cheese Points and 21,000 Cheese Points, respectively, which means every chapter has enough earnable points for at least 1 registrant, if not 2!

2. The Big Cheese will conflict with my summer job/internship.


Not necessarily! The Big Cheese takes place over a weekend, plus half a day on Friday and Monday too. Not only will most employers give you time off for a prestigious leadership conference like this, they will also be very impressed with your commitment to FeelGood’s cause and support you in getting there! All you have to do is ask, the earlier the better!

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11 Reasons You Need to Register for the Big Cheese

1. FeelGood students from across the continent are so excited to meet you!


It’s sometimes easy to forget that you’re part of a global movement. Come meet the amazing students from other FeelGood chapters!

2. Because if not now, when?


The need has never been greater and it’s time for each of us to step-up into our collective responsibility to create a planet that works for all life.

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Big Cheese 2015: Bits and Pieces By Cecelia Lie

I had been hearing Big Cheese legends for years, before I went for my first time this summer. When I would ask my now fiancé, Connor Spahn, how everything was going up there in the Colorado mountains, he would enthusiastically shout (because the cell service was so patchy) a lot of details that didn’t really make sense to me at the time (e.g. “I just wrote 100 gratitude notes,” “We need to become vegetarian,” “Pong is dressed up like a wizard,” and so on). Sometimes I’d make out more profound descriptions, like “I’m so inspired,” “Everyone is incredible,” “This is life-changing.” But always, enunciating loud and clear, he’d repeat: “You just have to come!”

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