Imagine a day where people got together at an auditorium and gave inspiring presentations about different things that improve RESILIENCE. Nutritionists, philosophers, military trainers, professors, business owners, and others, all have a short 15-30 minute window to deliver their presentation. Imagine something like a TED talk, but local and geared toward making our lives awesome.
And later there is an After Party where people have a slice of pizza and talk and network and build connections. Doesn't this sound awesome?
What is the name of this?
It doesn't have a name yet and currently it is an idea in my mind that I am trying to bring to life. I lovingly refer to it as BAGOBA, but that is an inside joke. In talking with this idea with some military resilience trainers, I referred to it as a Bad Ass Gathering of Bad Asses, hence the acronym BAGOBA. Obviously it still needs a name but it'd be nice to keep it playful.
It is the planning stages now. If you would like to be involved in any way, email me. This could be someone:
- who is a greeter
- to help with setting up A/V
- to help coordinate the after party
- to do the EventBrite
- to help coordinate speakers
- to help find inspiring speakers
- to find a great location
- for networking with sponsors
- to create an online presence
- and more...
Currently I am thinking August or September timeframe to get all of this done. It is very doable. I've coordinated bigger events in shorter time.
There are other things that a team of us can discuss right now. Such as, do we make this a completely free event? Do we charge a small fee to help offset any unforeseen costs? Do we seek speakers that will present for free, or do we find/use sponsor dollars to cover their speaker fee, can we find a good venue for free or cheap? Location cannot be understated and this part will need a lot of attention. If you want to get in on the ground floor in shaping this event, and it turning into something big, email me.