Hey crazies! I trust you had a wonderful weekend complete with a breathe of fresh air like I suggested. ;) Today I’m going to share a little bit about an event coming up that I’m giddy excited about. One Spark!
Since they can explain it better than I can, here’s a little bit about One Spark from their site:
“One Spark is a five-day event for creators. From April 17 – 21, 2013, artists, entrepreneurs, and innovators will display projects in a 1.5 mile radius, multi-venue gallery in downtown Jacksonville, Florida. One Spark is a belief that game-changers emerge from dorm rooms, garages, and small studios. It’s the community behind great ideas. It’s your chance to submit and decide on the next big thing. It’s the opportunity to get involved, be inspired, connect and collaborate.”
Basically, anyone can sign up to be a creator and present their idea to the public during the event. The public gets to vote on their favorite ideas and a crowd fund ( $ 250,000! ) is split up between the winning creators based on the voting results. The public can also contribute to any individual project they wish to help get started. Coolest idea ever, right?
Last Thursday I checked out the last One Spark town hall before the actual event with Caroline of the blog Clumsy Crafty Happy. She is a creator and is already blowing me away with what she’s done with her idea so far. I’ll be featuring Caroline’s process as a One Spark creator soon but you can go to the website for her idea to get an early peek!
We got to hear from the co-founders about how the idea started and the amazing process they’ve gone through to make the idea happen. The planning just started a year ago and people from all over the U.S. are flying in to be part of it. How inspiring is that!?
If you are planning to come, make sure you register to vote on the One Spark website! And let me know that you’re coming so we can meet up!One Spark April 17-21, 2013 Downtown Jacksonville, FL website / twitter / facebook / vimeo / instagram