Organizing a powwow and responsibilities (see the 'howto')
Thread poster: Ruxi
| | Ruxi
German to Romanian
I would like to ask some questions regarding the organisation of a powwow.
I am thinking to organise one in the South of Germany in the summer, but I would like to know some matters about the responsibilities.Here are my questions:
1. The organizer is supposed to provide:hotel, restaurant? Or does it happen only on one day?
2. What costs must an organiser cover?Does he has to pay anything?
3. Must he/she design a plan of a meeting, an agenda?
4. The Id's of the participants - does he/she has to confirm them,to send them to ProZ-site?
[Subject edited by staff or moderator 2005-02-01 14:45]
| Nothing to pay || Feb 1, 2005 |
You don't have to pay anything!
Just find a place for everyone to meet, give the directions and wait for people to show up. Regarding the agenda, you can propose a theme but you don't have to. The only thing that you have to provide to the Proz team is the list of participants, so everyone get the Browniz for attending the Powwow. After the meeting you or an other participant can write a small report on the Powwow and post it on this site.
Make it simple: find a good restaurant and simply chat with the participants.
| | NancyLynn
Local time: 03:59
French to English
| Take Louise's advice || Feb 1, 2005 |
She should know; she's a veteran
PS She might add that hosting an outdoor pow-wow can be disastrous in a thunderstorm We tried that once, it doesn't work.
I would suggest a somewhat larger restaurant. We recently had one in Montreal, and 22 people showed up, and we filled the place! However, as the 'reporter' for the pow-wow, I had not much to report, as my conversation was physically limited by the size of the restaurant vs. the size of our group. It was difficult to move around and mingle. It's something to keep in mind when selecting the venue.
Of course, if the weatherman *promises* a series of sunny days, I'd go for a meeting in the park! Bring sandwiches and cold beer, some extra lawn chairs, and of course your camera, and you're on!
Good luck. Looking forward to reading the report.
PS Pray for good weather in the middle of June in Ontario; I'm hoping to host a 'floating' pow-wow on the St Lawrence. No rain that day, I hope!!!
PPS Please make a list of attendees, with their real names (so they can be VIDded) as well as their 'site name' and pro number, to be sure they are awarded their BrowniZ.
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| well... powwows in Germany || Feb 1, 2005 |
I think the German community already has a solid "nucleus" of "powwowers" who meet up very often (I think they meet more often than any other community). They hold powwows all over the year, in many locations in Germany.
Since you don't have so much experience in organizing one, maybe you could just start by attending one of the powwows, to get an idea and then you can organize powwows yourself more efficiently.
Just a thought
| How the Dubs did it || Feb 1, 2005 |
I helped organise a powwow in Dublin back in Sept and it was a great success.
Don't worry, you do not have to pay a penny to organise the actual meeting. All we did was pick a pub, turn up on time (well...), get a table so there is enough room for everyone and off you go.
The main thing to remember is that 100 people may say they're interested and would love to go.... it DOES NOT mean all 100 people are going to be there. People always forget, bail out or have something else on. Besides, I think a smaller meeting is more effective, that way, everyone has to talk to each other, and not just to their neighbour.
Our pow-wow was a great success, now we have a translation "stammtisch" every month
| I wrote a Howto on organizing a powwow || Feb 1, 2005 |
I wrote a howto called "How to organize a powwow in your city"
Sorry this is not more accessible! I will add some links to it.
| | Ruxi
German to Romanian
| Thank you all for the answers || Feb 2, 2005 |
Thank you all for the kind answers.
My problems(and this is why I asked it) are:
1. I am not strong financial for the moment;
2. I would like to organise one myself because:
- my town and region are beautiful and worth to be seen
- I would like to meet translators even from this(my)town, to cooperate and why not, get friends.
Here I come to the answer of Elvira:
She has a good idea, but first of all I am not yet able to travel long distances (financial matters-train, hotel a.s.o) and it does not help me so much in my local intention.
Besides my region is in a corner where people from at least 3 countries can attent with no great effort.
Yes, I like very much the idea to make it in summer and...outdoors.
Thank you anyway,