Ok it’s been a while coming but finally some details about this year’s Feast. For those who don’t know, last year we hosted the Brisbane Hub for the Feast – a worldwide dinner party to do good.
Coming out of New York and the Social Innovation Conference, the Feast is a way for people to get together and bounce around ideas on how they can contribute to making the world a better place. Last year, we had around 25 folks come together at local West End cafe, the Burrow. Annie Te Whiu (below) from the Home Festival shared some of her tips for working on a labour of love, and local councillor Helen Abrahams came along and spoke too.
After listening to feedback from last year, we decided we definitely needed a place that’s quiet enough to allow for conversation. We also had feedback on the pitching concept and the way we tried to get people brainstorming on wicked social problems. The main gist was that something more specific might be easier to manage in a social setting. It would also be good to go bigger and have more people/groups sign up. I’ve given this a lot of thought, and have eventually decided not to try that this time around.
I would love to get a bigger feast happening but I want to make sure it’s well organised and a great event. To do it justice would mean roping in a few more people and spending more time on it. This year, the Grateful Project Pozible campaign happening as we speak has meant that I haven’t had the time to spare. So, in the interests of growing projects sustainably, the Feast is going to be a potluck dinner at my place, al fresco in my front garden. I think 10 -12 people will be optimal.
The focus will be projects for social impact, sharing ideas, and how we can collectively work together to make a difference. If you have an idea that you’ve been itching to put into practice, or you’re in the middle of a project and need some inspiration, or you just want to connect with some like minded people, come along. Your project can be connected to a not-for- profit, a business, an art venture, a community event. It doesn’t matter, as long as there is an identifiable social impact. Or maybe you want your business to have social impact?? Come along too. Bring a plate to share and take part in this worldwide event to bring it, in your community!! For more information, comment here or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or join our facebook group