HOW TO
Create your own festival


Start solving problems together and
build a broader movement for change.



Difficulty

Easy!
No, wait,
DIFFICULT.
No, wait, Easy!

Time

9 months to plan;
2 days to pull off.

Who

40 to 1,000 people with different skills and interests, including group facilitators. A mix of idea people and hands-on people, seasoned leaders and eager beginners. The 2010 Learning, Freedom and the Web Festival featured 430 participants, including 40 volunteers, from 40 countries and 30+ participating organizations.

Materials

Space (for example: the contemporary art and design museums, plaza and surrounding cafes, restaurants, and tapas bars of Barcelona’s Raval district). Whiteboards. Laptops. Markers. Post-it notes. Wi-Fi. Coffee. Pastries. Wine.
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STEP SIX
TIPS & TRICKS

How you'll know when you succeeded: feedback from participants, such as :


* chechar chess todavía en estado de shock cultural y admiración profunda por el #Drumbeat. y eso que apenas he tenido tiempo de pisarlo. mañana, a tope :-) (I'm still in a state of culture shock and profound admiration for Drumbeat. And I still haven't had time to take the first step. Tomorrow, the toe :-)


* JeremiePat Jérémie Patonnier Cette première journée #drumbeat a été bien dense et bien épuisante (exhausting)... par contre, j'ai toujours du mal à comprendre le but de tous ça ! (The first day of Drumbeat was really dense & really exhausting; I'm still at a loss to understand the point of all this!)


* Too many good sessions but i have only one corporeal presence #drumhelp #humancloning 23 hours ago


* kwissoker: RT @sveinns: I didn't realise the magnitude of what was happening at #drumbeat. I am officially awestruck, and in utter information overload.


* en hastac: Yes!!! RT @li_ar: What did you learn yesterday? I've learnt hackers care about education. Does education care about hackers? - about an hour ago


{From participant evaluations}


"Want MOAR! Don't make me wait for a full year before the next one!"


artists + technology + academics = awesome

We practice brain sharing and collaborative hacking


Very intense, enlightening, awesome

It's brilliant to see the connections made between different worlds ADHD (in a good way!)


"Do it again! Go forth and prosper. This is such a better model for collaboration and networking compared with conferencing"


Drumbeat is inspiring in a practical way. Not airy-fairy theories and ideas but real things you can do to affect change.


A FRIGGIN GOOD START