Ready for an educational experience like you’ve never had before? Then attend Raise the BarCamp for Stagers right here in Jacksonville, FL!
How does Raise the BarCamp work?
The concept is simple and is modeled after a Tech Bar Camp. Now, we are authorized to provide this to the staging community. Wikipedia defines a Bar Camp as, “an international network of user generated conferences — open, participatory workshop-events, whose content is provided by participants.”
Raise the BarCamp for Stagers was conceived of after Melissa Marro, Rave’s founder and President, attended several RE Bar Camps (bar camps for Real Estate). The event was one of her favorite education sessions ever attended. After trying unsuccessfully to get this style education to conferences and conventions, she decided to do it herself.
Unlike typical conferences and conventions, education is created by attendees, during individual sessions. This means that everything spoken about is current and pertains to the life cycles, and levels of the participants – and everyone there is a participant!
Huh? How does that work? Just like this…
Prior to the event: Take a good look at your business. Decide what challenges you are having. Take notes. Consider things like,
- “if only I could do this in my business, my business would grow much larger”
- “I really wish I knew how other staging manage this process.”
- Questions that revolve around how, where, and when, are always good ones.
- What would you really love to ask other stagers, if you weren’t afraid of judgement?
At Registration: Arrive early. You’ll receive some information about the event, along with anything you pre-ordered, like t-shirts or water bottles, and a stack of sticky-notes.
Write down those questions you created or any others you come up with, on the sticky-notes. Then place them on the designated question wall.
After this, you’ll go into the main room and find a seat, or mingle, if you are there early enough.
BarCamp Keynote & Behind the Scenes: There will be a single keynote speaker. They will typically address the group for approximately an hour. While you are learning, our volunteers will be sorting your questions, and everyone else’s into categories.
When they are done, it will look something like this:
This photo is from a REBar Camp Melissa attended in Jacksonville. Literally the subjects are all from the attendee’s questions.
Educational Sessions: After the Keynote address, you’ll step out into the main registration area and be able to see what topics are available and where that discussion will take place. Go there!
Each session room will have a volunteer guide. Their job is to help move the conversation along by asking questions at the beginning, then ensuring that the conversation stays respectful, enthusiastic, and non-salesy. Remember, there are no designation or associations represented here, only stagers looking for quality education from their peers (which means you also need to give back!)
Sponsorships: During breaks, at lunch, and before/after the un-conference, we will have sponsors available who can help you grow your business. While we don’t allow sales pitches in any individual session, we encourage you to seek out the various sponsors who are in attendance. Remember, without them, we couldn’t do this!
Ready to do this?
If you are a member of RCM already then your ticket is FREE! Go to the membership page to register.
If not, then you’ll need to register below. Tickets are $99/ea.
Our next event is: Jacksonville, August 16, 2018 (9am – 4pm)
Want to have a Raise the BarCamp in your town?
It’s simple, contact Rave’s admin staff and we’ll give you the details. It’s super easy, and we’ll do everything we can to help you. Melissa Marro may even come help you personally, or do the Keynote address (upon request, as schedule allows).