Posts Tagged ‘Colorado’

Well, now that you’ve heard about the Ignite Spatial Northern Colorado (NoCo) 2.0 event, you may be thinking “This sounds amazing! How can I present my own geo-geekery?!”  To share your own geo-enlightenment and add to the geo spatial global consciousness, follow our geo-zen path below.

First, head over here for the application to present.  It’s a simple form, asking for a bit about you and your work, the topic you would like to enlighten us with, and some contact information.  Now it’s our turn.  The Ignite Spatial Planning Committee will get together and pick out the best 14 talks of the submissions.

Then the fun starts.  We will provide you a PowerPoint template to work from.   Remember, the tag line is “Enlighten us, but make it quick”.  You have the power to teach us about something spatial, have fun with it!  Blow our geo-minds with your 5 minutes.

PaxZen

Remember:

  • Make it fun!
  • Keep it clean-ish and respectful
  • Please, no self promotion or sales pitch
  • Each slide will auto advance every 15 secs and you get 20 of them

We want you to have a great experience, be enlightened by others, enjoy the geo-event and just as important, look forward to the next Ignite Spatial NoCo event.  Still feeling zen?

Here are a few resources you can use to help with the design of your presentation and keep it on the right path.

1) How to Give a Great Ignite Talk by Scott at Speaker Confessions

2) Ignite Rules & Tips from the Folks at Ignite Sydney

3) Ignite Spatial NoCo 1 presentations

Now you have all the information you need.  Find your zen and add to the geo spatial global consciousness!  Submit your Ignite Spatial NoCo 2.0 presentation form today!

We have had a number of questions regarding our new sponsorships opportunities, so here they are.  This information can also be found on the sponsorship form, downloadable here.

 Ignite Spatial NoCo gives you, as a potential sponsor, a unique opportunity to tie your company’s name to one of the hottest events taking over the country and the world. The Ignite presentation style.  We love the concept of short 5 minute talks, to enlighten us as an audience but to make it quick.  To make this even better, our event focuses those talks to our industry, and each speaker must make their talk spatial!  This allows you as a sponsor to really target clients in our industry. The concept has been extremely well received in the Colorado area and we are estimating an attendance for number 2 to be around 250 geospatial professionals.  This does not include the fact that we will again be streaming the evenings events live on the web to potentially hundreds maybe even thousands more. 

 So this time around we have 4 major and 2 minor sponsorship levels.  The newest feature is that every sponsorship level includes tickets to the event, right down to the Barstool Sponsor. 

Barstool Sponsor

Pax is a Barstool Sponsor!

 Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Major:
    • Global Sponsor – $600.00
    • Hemispheric Sponsor – $400
    • Equatorial Sponsor – $200
    • Provincial Sponsor – $100
  • Minor:
    • Neighborhood Sponsor – $10
    • Barstool Sponsor – $5

So what do you get as a proud sponsor of Ignite Spatial NoCo?  Our group’s undying gratitude of course!  But specifically here is a list of the perks per sponsorship level;

 Global Sponsors: $600 investment

  • Logo on Powerpoint slide during mingling hour, at break, and after presentations
  • Four tickets and reserved prime seats
  • Eight drink tickets
  • Sponsor name badgeLogo on Twitter background, Ignite Spatial NoCo blog, & noted on UStream
  • Logo on signage in the event
  • Table to put your brochure/business cards on
  • Opportunity to be associated with a new, hot activity sweeping the globe
  • Perceived as a mover/shaker/thought leader
  • Thousands of eyeballs with social media peeps, geeks, designers, arts folks, cool peeps (in addition to the people in attendance at the event)
  • Thank you announcement at the venue
  • Only sponsors promoted in press release
  • Specific thank you announcement on Twitter, GISCO listserv & with media sponsors
  • Your vinyl sign posted in the venue 

 Hemispheric Sponsors: $400 Investment

  • Logo on Powerpoint slide during mingling hour, at break, and after presentations
  • Two tickets and reserved prime seats
  • Four drink tickets · Sponsor name badge
  • Logo and sponsorship on Twitter background and on Ignite Spatial NoCo blog
  • Logo on signage in the event
  • Table to put your brochure/business cards on
  • Opportunity to be associated with a new, hot activity sweeping the globe
  • Perceived as a mover/shaker/thought leader
  • Thousands of eyeballs with social media peeps, geeks, designers, arts folks, cool peeps (in addition to the people in attendance at the event)
  • Specific thank you announcement on Twitter
  • Your vinyl sign posted in the venue

Equatorial Sponsors: $200 Investment

  • Logo on Powerpoint slide during mingling hour, at break, and after presentations
  • Shared table to put your brochure/business cards on
  • Two tickets for the event
  • Four drink tickets
  • Sponsor name badge
  • Noted by name on Twitter page and on Ignite Spatial NoCo blog
  • Opportunity to be associated with a new, hot activity sweeping the globe
  • Perceived as a mover, shaker, thought leader in front of almost 300 social media peeps, geeks, designers, arts folks, cool peeps.
  • Thank you announcement at the venue

Provincial Sponsors: $100 Investment

  • Company name on Powerpoint slide during mingling hour, at break, and after presentations
  • Two tickets for the event
  • Sponsor name badge
  • Opportunity to be associated with a new, hot activity sweeping the globe
  • Perceived as a mover, shaker, thought leader in front of almost 300 social media peeps, geeks, designers, arts folks, cool peeps.
  • Thank you announcement at the venue   

Neighborhood Sponsors:  $10 Investment (Purchase via Eventbrite ticket site)

  • Your name on Powerpoint slide during mingling hour, at break and at the end of the event.
  • One ticket to the event
  • Sponsor name badge
  • Opportunity to be associated with a new, hot activity sweeping the globe

Barstool Sponsors:  $5 Investment (Purchase via Eventbrite ticket site)

  • Sponsor name badge
  • One ticket to the event
  • Opportunity to be associated with a new, hot activity sweeping the globe

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have and as always thank you very much for your support and interest in the Ignite Spatial NoCo events!  We look forward to seeing all of you there on Sept 14th.

Cheers!

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Ignite Spatial NoCo 2.0 Logo

As you all can tell from the title, the event is sold out.  Tickets were on sale for about 2 weeks, and the went faster than I thought they would.  So, what does that mean for you, the person who was slightly too busy to get tickets before they were all claimed?

Well, I’m glad you asked, and we can honestly say that not all is lost.  We’ve opened up a waiting list, and you can put yourself on there.  The waiting list can be found at our eventbrite site.  Sign up for a ticket, and if there’s enough interest and space available, we may be able to get you in to the hottest spatially themed event in Northern Colorado (I dont know if we win that award by default, but hey, we’ll take it).

Now, for those of you that do have a ticket and would like to get more involved in the event, but are not quite sure what to do, you should consider presenting on a spatially themed topic of your choice.  We would love to look over your submission and can potentially include with the great submissions we have gotten so far.  If you’re interested, you can download our speaker submission form here, and when you’re finished, you can email it to ignitespatialnoco [at] gmail [dot] com .

Spatial Ignite in Northern Colorado

Finally, our complete schedule:

  • Venue: The Rio Grande Mexican Restaurant, 143 West Mountain Avenue, Fort Collins, CO
  • Doors, Welcome drinks and Apps: 4:00 pm
  • Contest: 4:45 pm
  • Introduction/Sponsor Recognition: 5:15 pm
  • Presentations: 5:30 pm
  • Thank You’s: 6:45 pm

Prizes will also be available at the event.  I can’t tell you what they are, but you don’t want to miss them!

Last, but certainly not least, a HUGE Thanks to our sponsors:

And We’ve got Great gifts from:

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?