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- An “Unfestival”: Teams throughout the Boston metro area independently manage pre-festival planning and execution on the 2-day event.
- Practitioner-led: People with experience doing work should lead activities in areas of their expertise.
- Bootstrapped: Do what you can with what you have (avoid fundraising or donations when possible).
- Decentralization: Keep your organizing as small and close to the action as possible.
- Give as much as you get. If you’re not showing your group’s vision and participating in the vision of other groups, you’re doing it wrong!
- Play… seriously: Play is just as important for adults as for children and it allows us to imagine new possibilities.
- No pitching, selling, or advertising: Small, local businesses may be approved on a case-by-case basis.
Expectations for Each Team
- Assemble a collaborative team with lead(s) who are responsible for team organization and management.
- Define the problem/issue to be “solved.” (Example: Our collective red meat consumption is too high)
- Brainstorm to collaboratively develop a planned solution (Example: Work with restaurants to have a vegetarian special on the menu for July 8-9).
- Pinpoint location of implementation (this could be a single location, multiple locations, or an area like a neighborhood or park) (Example: the cities of Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville)
- Share the following information for your team on the vision list: team members (including the team lead), defined problem, goals, plan, location, and how additional participants can assist/ join the team (if applicable).
- Send a description of your project using this template to email@example.com so we can add it to the events page.
- Independently organize, project manage, and execute the team’s plan for the 2-day event.
- Celebrate bringing your vision to life!