[EMS Discuss] EMS Event Idea: Kickstarted Panel

Sat Nov 2 12:12:12 PDT 2013

Excellent question.
I don't have it all down so some of this is just off the top of my head.
 We interact with different types of folks looking with different objects
from us and we may want something from them (sponsors etc.).

To us our Maker Space is self descriptive enough, but we should not require
people to spend google and research time to figure it out.  A few doc
(printable) and  web landing pages will help out a ton to bridge that gap
when we are first getting to know other groups and people.  I am making it
so we can cut and paste text from our webpage and templates (images etc) so
when someone asks "Hey what is is that you do again?" you don't have to
constantly re-invent the wheel describing it.  When people ask having some
of the same core things we all say make us sound professional and together.
 Especially in the sponsorship area most are not going to want to risk
interacting with a group that is not professional or has it "together" sat
the risk of us making them look bad.

Again,  quick off the top of the head type stuff, it's not an exhaustive

Mission statement type stuff:
Who we are
   Makers (links online etc)  (http://makerspace.com , no we are not linked
there it's on my list), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackerspace,
An open to the public membership comprised of a diverse group of technical
professional, hobbyists, educators and entrepreneurs.   Our passion for
exploration and self discovery into arts, science and engineering have made
as a valuable member our the greater Eugene metro area.  We have a
chartered mandate of giving back to the community by which we educate,
inspire and foster learning to people of all ages and skill sets. bla bla
bla… something like that, just what I typed on the spot.

How long we have been a group
   Groups organizations
      501c3, Maker Faire, Science Factory, etc..
What we do
   Mini Maker Faire
   RedBull Contest
   Eugene Public Library
Why we do it
Evidence, 3rdy party confirmation of things we have done.  Mini Maker Faire
How long we have been doing the above things
Example of the things (links, quotes from outside people, images)

Contact information
  Types of things we have done in the past and are likely to do again
  Whom to contact (List server address ((Board @ as an example here).

Quick link type stuff
Our logo
Our 501c3 process
our list server address

Social Media locations and address.

Times and location of our events

On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 10:50 AM, Mark Danburg-Wyld <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:

> Well, I've already sent a first message to a few people, asking if they
> would be interested in being on a panel. Didn't say much about EMS other
> than our name... No responses yet, BTW. What is going to be in the press
> kit?
> On Sat, Nov 2, 2013 at 8:17 AM, James Hukill <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>> Before reaching out to people outside EMS give me a few more weeks to
>> work on the press kit.
>> I have been talking to friends that do or have done PR for a living and
>> they have been helping me out.  The premise being  when people talk
>> externally about EMS we are all saying mostly the the same things.
>> Thanks!
>> James
>> On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 9:29 PM, Mark Danburg-Wyld <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:
>>> Well, hearing no objections...
>>> I'm going to throw the date of 3/1/14 out there as the date - 3:00 pm -
>>> at the shop (where-ever that might be at the time). Craig, consider
>>> yourself invited. Bob, I'll send a note to the smoothieboard guy. Otherwise
>>> I'm going to try first for locals, and a mix of types of projects/funding
>>> goals/etc.
>>> Updates as they come... :-)
>>> On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 8:08 PM, Craig Godwin <EMAIL HIDDEN>wrote:
>>>>  I'm involved in a Kickstarter campaign launching in mid-February.
>>>> Depending on the timing of the EMS event, our Kickstarter would likely be
>>>> in process.  I would be happy to share our experiences, good and bad, at
>>>> that stage in the project.
>>>> BTW - the Smoothieboard looks like it is going to be an awesome
>>>> product!  It would be great to have those guys stop by EMS.
>>>> Craig
>>>> On 11/1/2013 7:46 PM, Rick Osgood wrote:
>>>> This sounds like a fun idea!  I can see it being a regular event at EMS.
>>>> On Fri, Nov 1, 2013 at 5:33 PM, Bob Miller <EMAIL HIDDEN> wrote:
>>>>> See if you can get the Smoothieboard guys from Gold Hill to come up.
>>>>> Sent from my phone.  No type good.
>>>>>  On Nov 1, 2013 4:35 PM, "Mark Danburg-Wyld" <EMAIL HIDDEN>
>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>>   I propose that EMS host an event where we invite 3-5 people in the
>>>>>> local area who have a successful kickstarter project to come in to EMS and
>>>>>> give a panel discussion about their experience. Basically we would just let
>>>>>> each of them talk about what their project was, what went well, what
>>>>>> lessons were learned, etc. for 10-15 minutes each. If reasonably
>>>>>> advertised, this would give us some good exposure, bring some people into
>>>>>> the shop, give something useful back to the community, etc.
>>>>>>  I'm thinking with the holidays nearly upon us and with the need for
>>>>>> a lot of logistics ahead of time, that this event would be sometime in
>>>>>> February or early March of next year. Ideally it happens in the shop, and
>>>>>> ideally that's the new shop by then... part of the benefit for us is
>>>>>> exposure to the kind of person who is thinking about kickstarter, for whom
>>>>>> we might be a good resource.
>>>>>>  This is an idea I've been mulling over for a week or so, and I want
>>>>>> to credit Austin for a side conversation that got me started on this line
>>>>>> of thinking. I'm willing to do most-to-all of the legwork, but I would very
>>>>>> much welcome assistance and collaboration from anyone else who thinks this
>>>>>> is a good idea. Let me know if you want to be involved and in broad strokes
>>>>>> some idea of time available to work on the project.
>>>>>> Thanks!
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