There’s no better way to make a resolution stick than to declare it in public. Here some of the team share their event ambitions for 2017. We’ll check back in with them in December…
One of my resolutions is to attend a morning rave – when I moved to London 3 years ago I heard about this event and how much fun it is. I’ve often thought ‘I’ll try that’ but am yet to book. I’m not a morning person, more of an ‘owl’, but perhaps that’s because I need to start my day with a bit more oomph and this is sure to do it – right?
Another event I’ve heard so much about is Secret Cinema – this spring they’re showing Moulin Rouge, one of my favourite films, so I’ve set myself a resolution to attend.
My final resolution is to use indoor pyrotechnics / fireworks at an event, I have a couple in mind!
My New Year’s resolution is to go to VR World 2017. VR and AR became big event news in 2016 and I was lucky enough to have a play with Google Tilt Brush and go on the Samsung Rollercoaster at our 2016 digital playground event. I want to bring a more playful side to events, VR and AR are a great way of doing this, whilst also delivering informative content. It’s an exciting time for this tech and I’m hoping to use it more in 2017.
Write one coherent and vaguely interesting blog post a month.
- I won’t write them as lists – none of that ‘Five Reasons Why Your Event ….’
- They’ll be generalist, by which I mean they’ll draw inspiration from far and wide
- Some of them will involve interviewing real live humans
- I’ll learn more from writing them than people will from reading them (this is a good thing)
This year I would love to incorporate more moments of entertainment and theatre into the plenary space. Things which will really surprise the audience and make ‘traditional’ presentations unforgettable.
In order to get inspiration for this, my resolution is to go to the theatre more. Being based in London we’re spoiled for choice, with countless amazing productions showcasing new and innovative staging and performance. There is so much that can be gleaned from the drama of the theatre for those of us creating presentations.
My New Year’s resolution is one for the whole team and our clients too: a bar in the office. Stocking non-alcoholic drinks as well as alcohol, it’ll provide the perfect space to socialise and a creative space in which to brainstorm.
This year I want to experience more live events, whether this is comedy, music, festivals or sport. Glastonbury has been on my bucket list for a while now and I was lucky enough to get a ticket for 2017. This will be my first festival and a step towards a more eventful year – other interests include: NFL, NBA, an AJ fight and the darts.
Taking inspiration from Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall of Fish Fight and War on Waste fame and Tristram Stuart founder of Feedback Global I would like 2017 to be the year we use our live event skills to promote an important cause.