WHY ‘IDEA BOMBING’?
Idea Bombing is a brainstorming activity that occurs en masse at each of our events. Using a variety of materials, that change regularly, Idea Bombing participants are invited to contribute ideas on the event’s theme to the ‘ideas wall’. It’s active, positive and creative.
WHERE IS IDEA BOMBING HELD?
Idea Bombing activates underutilised spaces in the City such as breweries, underground car parks, trains and train platforms and rooftops. Collaboration with venue owners is encouraged and each event should take place in a new venue. Venues should not to be repeated.
WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF IDEA BOMBING?
Each event has a different theme, unique location and inspiring guest speakers. The speakers talk for 5 minutes each before all participants are invited to add their ideas to the ideas wall.
HOW DO YOU FIND SPEAKERS?
Chapter hosts and volunteers search their City for the most inspiring and creative speakers. Diversity and gender equality is important and so too is balancing emerging great minds with more established cultural leaders. Speakers do not have to be approved by Idea Bombing headquarters in Sydney.
ARE SPEAKERS PAID?
We don’t pay speakers in cash but do offer small gifts and feature their awesomeness on the Idea Bombing chapter website.
WHAT HAPPENS TO THE IDEAS BOMBED ON THE WALL?
Ideas are collected and shared on social media post event. They are also provided to local partners and Government to help with City policy and strategy. Ideas are also matched with existing initiatives happening in the City or great examples from around the world.
WHAT KIND OF PEOPLE ATTEND IDEA BOMBING?
The most awesome.
Q: HOW OFTEN ARE EVENTS?
Each chapter is expected to host at least one Idea Bombing event a year. Events are generally held on Wednesday evenings.
ARE IDEA BOMBING EVENTS ALWAYS FREE?
Yes, but in some cases, a gold coin donation is appreciated :)
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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE AN IDEA BOMBING HOST?
Each Idea Bombing chapter is led by two people (from different disciplines) who serve as the local hosts. These hosts are supported by volunteers with the support of Idea Bombing headquarters in Sydney. As the host, you are in charge of all the details for your chapter event.
DO HOSTS SIGN AN AGREEMENT?
Each host signs a license agreement in order to represent the Idea Bombing brand. The license agreement lasts for 12 months and is renewable. The license is signed by individuals not companies or organisations.
ARE THERE ANY COSTS/FEES ASSOCIATED WITH RUNNING A CHAPTER?
Chapters usually cover their event costs primarily through local sponsors. All sponsorship money stays with the chapter. There are no fees to be paid to the Idea Bombing headquarters but a small payment for internet website hosting is required annually.
WHAT SORT OF RESOURCES DOES CM HEADQUARTERS PROVIDE?
Each of our chapters receives a set of files (e.g. brand assets, slides templates, sample marketing materials) and access to our Idea Bombing website. We also provide mentoring from our headquarters in Sydney.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I’M A HOST AND I’D LIKE TO PASS ON THE ROLE TO SOMEONE ELSE?
You will have the option to nominate someone who you endorse to be the next host. Otherwise, headquarters will open public applications for the chapter.
HOW DO I BECOME A HOST?