Post Syndicated from Sinead Gleeson original https://www.raspberrypi.org/blog/our-ultimate-guide-to-running-your-own-coolest-projects-event/
Volunteer-led Coolest Projects events
Teams of marvellous volunteers organise and run the events in the Netherlands, Belgium, Bulgaria, and Milan! They are doing incredible work to give children in their regions the chance to present their tech creations and be celebrated for their skills and creativity.
And we want to support you in our global community to do the same: organise your own regional Coolest Projects events, wherever you are, so that young people near you can showcase their work and be inspired by others’ inventions.
5 reasons to host your own Coolest Projects event
Running your own Coolest Projects is your chance to:
- Celebrate the creativity of young creators
- Grow your local coding and volunteer community
- Engage parents and educators with technology
- Develop connections with local businesses
- Build the worldwide network of Coolest Projects participants, partners, and volunteers
The Coolest Projects Regional Handbook
We’ve put together a free Coolest Projects Regional Handbook that walks you through everything you need to organise your own Coolest Projects event!
Our brand-new handbook brings together everything you need to plan, prepare for, and host your own regional Coolest Projects event. It includes practical advice on:
- Building your Coolest Projects team
- Managing an event budget
- Choosing a venue
- Sponsorship and partner management
- Communications and marketing
- Coolest Projects licensing
Your regional event does not have to be large or formal — it can be as big or small as your community’s volunteers want it to be, and tailored to your community’s needs and interests.
Like the volunteer teams who already run regional Coolest Projects, you too can run your own event — with our handbook as guidance.
If you’re interested in bringing Coolest Projects to your community, email us at [email protected] so we can connect you to other volunteers in your region who have expressed their interest to us! Letting us know you want to be involved will also enable us to give you more support while you’re getting started.
You’ve only got a little time left to register your idea
To participate in this year’s Coolest Projects, just register your project idea by the deadline (see below)! And don’t fret: you don’t have to have started your project to register, just the idea is enough.
If you don’t want to present something by yourself, you can register in a team of up to five members.
And you don’t need to have finished your project to present it at the event, because the most important thing is to showcase your love and enthusiasm for tech!
- UK (Manchester) — 10 Feb 2019
- USA (Santa Ana, CA) — 15 Feb 2019
- International (Dublin, Ireland) — 14 April 2019
Registration for all Coolest Projects events is free! And you’re also more than welcome to visit and check out the amazing projects without submitting your own. For more information, and to get your free visitor tickets, visit the Coolest Projects website and select your nearest event.
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