Category:Summit 2012

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The 2012 Awesome Summit consists of a 2 day internal summit and a 1 day external event. It was held from July 21 - 23, 2012 in Cambridge, MA, USA.

Sessions by topic

  • About the AF: Everything pertaining to the then and now of the Awesome Foundation.
  • IHAS: The Institute on Higher Awesome Studies.
  • Meta: The current state of affairs for alternative philanthropy and the AF.
  • Operations: Everything you need to know to run a successful chapter.
  • Summit 2013: Looking towards next year's summit.
  • Tools: Shared materials for chapters.


Saturday Schedule

Time Session
9:00am-10:00am Registration/Mingling (coffee will be served)
10:00am-10:15am Opening Remarks/Welcome
10:15am-11:15am Chapter Introductions
11:30am-12:00pm Origin Story: the founding members tell the history of the group
12:00pm-12:30pm State of the Awesome
12:30pm-1:00pm WTF is IHAS
1:00pm-2:00pm lunch
2:00pm-4:00pm Working Groups
Track 1: State of the Awesome
Track 2: Press Materials
Track 3: Summit Planning 2013
4:00pm-4:30pm Break
4:30pm-5:15pm Discussion Groups
Track 1: Dean Support Group
Track 2: More Engaged Trustees
Track 3: Open Track
5:30pm-6:30pm Important Organizational Decisions
7:00pm-??? Dinner and Drinks


Summary of discussion groups

What got accomplished?

Sunday schedule

Time Session
10:00am-10:30am Balloon group portrait
10:30am-11:14am Discussion Groups
Track 1: Awesome Event Ideas
Track 2: Helping Fellows w/ More than Money
Track 3: Open Track
11:15am-12:00pm Discussion Groups
Track 1: Getting Great Submissions
Track 2: Painless Deliberations
Track 3: Open Track
12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm-2:30pm Working Groups
Track 1: New Chapter Orientation
Track 2: Graphic Design and Art
Track 3: Website Hacking
2:30pm-3:30pm Summary of Discussion Groups
4:00pm-5:00pm The Future of Awesome
5:00pm-6:00pm Pitches and Awarding of the Metagrant
TBA Awesome Boston grant party


Monday sessions

Time Session
8:30am-9:00am Registration
9:00am-9:30am Connect Opening Remarks
9:30am-10:30am The Slow Funds Movement
10:30am-11:30am Lightning Talks
11:30am-12:30pm Lunch
12:30pm-1:30pm Decentralized Organizations and Open Brands
1:30pm-2:30pm Giving More Than Money
2:30pm-3:00pm Break
3:00pm-4:00pm The Age of Peak Guilt
4:00pm-5:00pm Attendee-decided sessions
5:00pm-6:00pm Collaboration, not Calcification
6:00pm-6:30pm Wrap Up/Closing Remarks
6:30pm-??? Cocktails and Dinner off-site

Closing remarks

Hopefully ending on a high note!

Working Group Summaries

  • What are we wrong about?
  • Kickstarter Session
    • How do you make the social media explosion happen? Ask at the after-party
  • How to bring the Slow Funding to Political Movements
    • Lessons from Kickstarter & Awesome Foundation can work as models
  • Shout outs to Kara Brickman from AF-Boston, Lori from Civic Media, everyone who live blogged & Erdhart for being the event host

Other documentation



Illustrated Notes

Pages in category "Summit 2012"

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