This week tasks are (almost) not ours
Before Christmas holidays we made a plan to drive engagement and make clear to people why it’s worth coming to LOTE. During the Community call we evaluated the results of this:
Alberto’s post got around 100 views, we expected more but it’s a great resource we will keep use in order to introduce LOTE to newcomers.
Junior’s posts (Noemi’s and Omar post) got only around 20 views, we need to use these posts for people to register and take tasks.
Facebook event page, around 80 interested and 30 participants, only few people took the translation task posted (but at least it happened). It can get boosted by getting clearer to people how they can get their ticket and which sessions they’re dying to attend.
What’s next then?
We got some feedback from @Auli a member of WeShare on our engagement strategy. She got in contact with Noemi cause she wants to participate but got lost in the platform and did not find tasks that could fit for her. On another note she stated: “LOTE is different from everything I know, WeShare Fest is rather hierarchical and much more conventional in this sense”. They also have 1,000 people per day during the fest. She suggests to be careful with the volunteers organization, to plan it with some strategic thinking. Tasks should to assign should make sense for us.
We’re launching this week the countonme and planning for next week the latest a twitterstorm. Also, on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Mondays we’re publishing tasks and sessions on the FB event so that people can understand easily how to contribute.
Also, asap both AH and ER should plan for sending out a newsletter to their community to communicating what’s finally boiling 80 days to the event.
Another idea to drive engagement: create a collector of FuckUp bios/Dark Resumes. Participants or wannabe participants should share their failures in a format we need to decide upon on the ER platform.
Finally we should get in contact with some specific people and organizations that could help out in spreading the word, like Social Innovation Factory, Oksigen Lab, Refugee Hackaton, Shaping elephants, etc.
Sponsorships: still very calm waters.
Venue: we need to decide with SmartBE how and when they’re going to communicate to their community the event.
Travel grants: by now we cannot promise more than grants to speakers and core team. Noemi feels we could afford at least 3 but it depends on the food costs. We’re not accepting new speakers flying from overseas.
Food costs: Irene and @Manuelpueyo are still working on the Airbnb sponsorship and we’re waiting for a proposal from Dum Tak Veg and Disco Soup.
Tasks we still need to carry out by next Wedn 13th:
Redesign program page - @KiraVde @Noemi and call to other participants on FB
Twitterstorm organized by @Noemi
Countonme organized by @Nadia
Newsletter to ER community and AH core network by @KiraVde @ireinga @Nadia
Start the FuckUp bios campaign by @KiraVde @ireinga @Noemi
Spread the word (FB share of the event and other) through Bxl partners like Social Innovation Factory, Oksigen Lab, Refugee Hackaton, Shaping elephants, etc. @ireinga
7. Organize a meeting with Lieza to discuss a strategy to communicate LOTE with SmartBE community @ireinga @KiraVde
8. Publish 3 / 4 tasks easy to take by newcomers / participants on the FB event @Noemi
- Send sponsorship to Airbnb and Lionel’s contacts @ireinga