RESULTS from 22.08.2018 org meeting

20+ new volunteers responded to co-organizer Ariane’s post on FB/IG a to produce our next show September 28 at Kraftwerk, and more than half were able to attend our August meetup either online or in person at Colab. Below is a recap that clearly shows the momentum gathering force – thanks to the energy, ideas and commitment of our new volunteers.

Our last F2F team meetup before the show will be Thursday, 20.09.18 at Bogen D (Viadukt) from 18:00-19:00 – followed by Ignite speakers’ rehearsal from 19:00-20:30. All active members on the team roster are invited to attend and stay after the meeting to watch rehearsal.

Expanded team positions
To stage the biggest and best Ignite event in Europe, Ignite Zurich needed to expand the number of team roles and fill them with committed volunteers with the smarts and hearts to make it happen – no matter what. We moved a giant step closer to that reality last week. With the exception of some tech roles, all team positions were filled. 

Link to team roster

New team leaders
Amazing as having all the expanded roles filled – it is equally outstanding to have new team leaders responsible for all critical activities – with backup support no less!
They are (in alphabetic order)
– Andreea Popescu – Lead Social Media
– Felice Schellhammer – Lead Sponsorship
– George Karam – Lead Speaker Manager
– Hugo Schotman – Lead Technical Team
-Laetitia Deage – Lead Hospitality Team
– Shrestha das Sharma – Lead Marketing

We’re also fortunate to have professionals like Alessandro Crimi, Krysia Zagorska, Harry Landau, Manish Marwaha and so many others (see team roster) adding depth and competence and ideas. Ariane and I are humbled by everyone’s support and grateful to be collaborating together.

Key dates FYI

27-29.08.18        Final call for speaker applications (e-mail and SM)
30.08.18               Speaker applications closed
01.09.18               Speakers selected and notified. Hand off Speakers to George
10.09.18               EarlyBird ticket sales end – crank up engagement!
11.09.18               Zurich Storytellers meetup (chance for speaker practice/feedback)
20.09.18               Full Ignite team meetup 18:00-19:00 IHZ Viaduct Bogen D/Rm V1
20.09.18               Ignite show speaker rehearsal 19:00-20:30 IHZ Bogen D/amphitheater
21.09.18               Slide decks’ submission deadline
28.09.18               Day of Show

Upcoming Actions
Tomorrow, SMARCOMS team (social media marketing communications;-) is meeting to ramp up engagement with Ignite’s followers and subscribers to grow our community 10X by Sept 28th.

Role assistance

  • If you see a role that is not filled, or have time to assist in another role, please let the team leader or Ariane know.
  • As the WA chat group seems to be working well, let’s continue using it for all-team news and updates.

Thanks and wish everyone a rewarding week ahead. See you again soon!
your co-organizers, Ariane and Joel

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