Call for Speakers, Performers & Conversation Hosts

From: Trish B.
Sent on: Friday, September 21, 2012 6:29 PM

Hi everyone! 
Thanks to everyone that came to the last house party. We had over 130 people show up and had a fantastic time!! It’s definitely time for a larger space!! One of the things I have heard over and over about the gatherings is how unusual and great it is to have such a diverse attendance. I agree!

I will be posting the monthly meetups in the next few days and I am excited to be opening up the groups to a lot more guest speakers. I am also looking for an assistant organizer if you are interested!

In the meantime, I've been working on a larger event that I hope will:

  • Help you get your ideas, passions and projects out in the world
  • Be a way to cross-pollinate between our meetups like at the house parties
  • Create an even larger network of connections and collaborations through "meetup of meetups" that invites other groups to join us.

The event is called SPARK SUNDAYS. Each event has a theme with scheduled speakers as well as many opportunities for you to create the agenda the day of the event. We are adding a bunch of playful, creative components, performances as well as wonderful opportunities to network.


WE NEED YOUR PARTICIPATION! Of course we would love for you to attend the events and tell your friends!  We are also looking for people who can:

Give a Spark Talk: These 5-20 minute talks are based on the TED and Ignite talk formats, which though short….pack a powerful punch. If you are an expert or simply passionate about a topic – please submit an application! 

Share their Talents: Are you a poet, songwriter, story teller or other expressive artist? We are looking for people to share a poem, tell a story…etc…. in 3-5 minute slots throughout the day. While the offerings need to be relevant to the theme….the format is completely up to your creative discretion!

Host a Discussion:
There will be time during the day for spontaneous table discussions-- however we are also scheduling a few key topics ahead of time. If you would like to host a conversations please submit a topic! We are also happy to promote your meetup or organization as part of the description for your discussion.

You can download an application here or email me and I will send you one. :)

(Because of the nature of this event with so many people participating, in order to make the event viable we are asking everyone to pay an admission. If this is a problem for some reason, please drop us a note.)

All of the events are being held at The Masonic Hall, 1950 in Porter Square Cambridge. They are day long events 11am-5pm but you can come and go as you like.  You can find more details at the websitewww.sparksundays.com or I am also posting them on the appropriate meetups. You can RSVP either place. 

Here’s a list of the upcoming events:

Spark SINGLES: October 6th, November 10th, December 8th

October 7th
MODERN LOVE: How are sex, dating and relationships changing and evolving?

October 21st
MOOD FOOD: We know how food affects or bodies but how does it affect our emotions and state of mind?

November 4th
HIGH IMPACT: How can we help each other, get our messages out in the world and make a difference?

November 18th
EARTH WISDOM: What can we learn from nature, indigenous cultures and the earth itself?

December 2nd
EVERYDAY BLISS: What practices do you use to cultivate happiness, vitality, pleasure and consciousness in your life?

Feel free to give us a call –[masked] or email [address removed] We are open to creative ways to work together!!

 

 

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