Planning an Ignite Spatial Event

Posted: March 16, 2010 in Uncategorized
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An idea takes a life of its own, “Why don’t we have an Ignite event with a GIS focus?” 

“Yes!”, “Great”, “Just like Boston and Perth.”

Now what do we do??

1.) Put someone in charge, even if they don’t want to be.

2.)  Talk to folks who have put on successful Ignite events already. 

  • Picked the brains of the Ignite Fort Collins team, special thanks to @feistywoman Ava Diamond for all the advice and information.
  • #1 piece of advice – ‘Get a Team’
  • #2 find a venue that will work with you and fit your needs
  • #3 get to work fast, you don’t have much time
  • #4 You can do it!

3.)  Building a Team

  • Recruited 6 local Geo-Professionals with a broad background of contacts and knowledge about the industry.
  • Make sure they are willing to put sometime into the project

4.) Plan

  • Have lunch – brainstorming and getting to know eachother
  • Identify basic structure of event
  • Identify venue options
  • Hand out tasks
  • Pick a name
  • Find money – who can be a sponsor?

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