Despite the common belief that physical meetings are outdated in the digital age, festivals, summits, conferences and retreats remain key moments of convergence for many organizations, communities and movements. Large-scale events can be critical for making transformative change happen, because they can touch people in more profound ways than online communication.
Organizing festivals is complex and often expensive. To do it well, a lot of resources or volunteers are needed. Could event organization be made more accessible and easy? What would it look like if one were to open source how to organize a festival, from A to Z?
This toolkit is a starting point to structure and share the knowledge of the OuiShare community around event organization, empowering communities and individuals around the world to organize their own OuiShare Fests or participatory conferences. Co-created by its team, it is a guide to every aspect of event organization.
This toolkit was started in 2016 by the OuiShare Fest Paris team, lead by Francesca Pick, to open source the organization of their event. It gathers and documents everything you need to know on how each area of OuiShare Fest is organized, from finances, program, event production and communications and includes everything from templates, case studies and checklists.
It is a living document that will be updated and grow over time as OuiShare Fest evolves. It is meant to be used as a guide for organizing events of all sorts.
Background of OuiShare Fest
Methodology & Structure
How to contribute
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