You might be lead to believe that running an event is pretty formulaic. Something, perhaps, like this:
- Start event
- Sell tickets
- Profit & happiness
Well, sorry to disappoint, but events are never that easy to produce. Some even skip the "profit" part.
One thing that we can be certain of though is that anyone that decides to put on an event wants it to be good. Today, with a twist, we wanted to share with you some events that are not only good, they're working for the greater good:
Northridge Vinyard Church is a Christian association hosting (as the name would suggest) high tea for women in their community to share while listening to presentations from insightful speakers.
While scones and finger sandwiches aren't the things you'd most regularly associate with events for good, the event is in aid of the Honsby KuRingGai Women's Shelter which provides for women who are dealing with homelessness and domestic violence in New South Wales.
When? June 16th, 2018.
Not ONLY is this event in the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre.
Not ONLY is that in San Francisco.
Not ONLY is it for a good cause.
It's also just really cool.
AnxietyTech is being hosted by organisers in California who want to inspire developers to build for mental health.
Just some of the topics that will be discussed are:
- AI to monitor your mental health
- Chatbots performing therapy and
- Virtual reality for treating PTSD and anxiety
When? July 18th, 2018.
Bias, Uncovered is an interactive, multimedia session designed to help people understand their own unconscious bias and to help challenge those pre-conceptions with the hope of building and designing better products and services.
Hosted in the Codebase Event Space in Edinburgh, the full-day event will enable people to better their workplaces and work processes.
When? July 17th, 2018
If you can't quite make it to these, but you're interested in the topics, we've also written about how people leverage events to engage their communities, to deal with anxiety, and to build around people's biases.