The Concept is simple. Intro Per Square Foot.
We have approx 30 square meters of blackboard. About 322 sqft in old money. We guestimate that about 250 of that is usable by the average human. We also have a high definition camera mounted in the ceiling that captures most of that blackboard.
Each attendee has a little over a square foot to describe themselves, make an impact, and leave enough contact details to be got in touch.
That's the gimmick. The real draw is the community. As we've grown, Farset Labs has developed an amazing community of technologists and business leaders (often in the same body). We want to provide the ultimate relaxed 'networking' environment where no one person can bogart the floor with their confidence, or the quiet one gets ignored.Everyone has a square foot*. Going over the lines will be punished by having your square wiped out and given to someone else. Inter-square war will be treated similarly, unless its really funny, in which case, we'll allow it.
Our operational plan is to have an invited compere for each (hopefully monthly) session who will be the judge, jury and executioner for such infractions, and since it was mostly his idea, we've asked Martin to do the honours for our inaugural event.
Conveniently enough, our timing on this event corresponds with Martin and Michelle's fifth anniversary as Gilchrist & Co, so we're letting him run rampant with branding.
If you'd be interested in compering the next Blackboard Event, or sponsoring this or any future Farset Labs events, get in touch at email@example.com.