We're building BHW events - who's in?

Discussion in 'BHW Events' started by Diamond Damien, Jul 19, 2018.

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Do you want to meet up with other BHW members?

  1. Yes, let's meet.

  2. No thanks - I don't like people.

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  1. Sherb

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    Orlando, Florida. Second-highest event space square footage in the US after Vegas. Located within a few hours of quite a few BHW members (like @BassTrackerBoats and @WizGizmo and myself, etc). One of the top 50 busiest airports in the world. Plenty of direct flights from all over the world. Less expensive than Vegas. Can plan group theme park outings. Perfect weather in the fall and winter. An hour from Daytona Beach. Plenty of things to do.

    Conversely, if you're interested in possibly setting something up in Jacksonville, let me know. Some good meeting space, a rapidly growing city, tons to do, plenty of hotel rooms available, far less expensive than Vegas and Orlando, expansive beautiful beaches, massive land area so not ridiculously crowded, great weather, tons of riverfront stuff, incredible dining options. I'll assist with planning and such if interested.

    @yakuzaemme 's hackathon idea is awesome as well. Even splitting into teams at tables and doing this on a large scale as individual group exercises would work great.
     
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  2. BHWEvents

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    Great suggestions! Thanks @Sherb

    Keep the ideas coming in... liking this table per topic idea - maybe a few hours in the afternoon of that, then onto a few drinks... (never hurts!)
     
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  3. Array Experts

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    I waiting for BHW Event in INDIA
     
  4. BassTrackerBoats

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    If in Florida, Orlando would be the most central location and, as @Sherb has stated above, there are a ton of venues and ancillary things to do for an event + you could do slip in a little vacation with your family as part of a trip there.

    I like the idea of it being rather informal as opposed to something hard structured. It's been some time since I attended any events in the IM industry but the "money" was always in an informal setting as opposed to a meeting room where there was a speaker sharing something or other.

    Drinks, dinner, sitting around chatting has almost always turned into a solid networking opportunity as well as an opportunity to just to get to know others that we interact with here on BHW. You can also learn a ton during a one to one about various IM activities that others are more intimately aware of than you are.

    I think a combo of a semi-structured event with lots of options for networking could be extremely valuable for a bunch of people.

    Maybe even a "Meet Market" where those that have BSTs could have a table and people could walk around and meet the sellers face to face or something along those lines as to a semi-structured event with free beer/soft drinks so people could walk around and chat.

    Name tags should be mandatory also so that we know who we are coming across. That would help a ton when you bump into someone and will make it easier for people to interact.
     
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  5. Ftr

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    Hi, I think this is a really good idea and very useful to everyone.

    Q1) Who's in? -
    Yep me


    Q2) What format would you enjoy. Focussed talks or just hanging out.?
    Defo focused talks I feel should be a big part of it, no offence but I can hang out with people anywhere without a structure you risk certain people not talking or being shy, and there being lack of direction, Focused talks are more profitable for you also.
    A focused talk you can look at top subjects and create a few things based around them.
    You could submit requests for topics and look for people to talk about them, this will ensure the reach is large.

    Having said that you can have a meet up and hang out after the talk, this way people get to talk about that subject and any others and just hang out at the end of it all. This will build more camaraderie as you've all just experienced and shared, gone through the same focused talk, so hanging out afterwards would be more open and free flowing. This is also the most common format the focused talk followed by questions followed by possible dinner/hang out chat after.



    Q3) Any preferred venues?
    I would prefer major cities in europe but as long as it's easy to get to. London is obviously very easy to get to.
    Sometimes they have these kind of events in hotels so you can sleep their the night before and wake up and just go in the venue. In regards to the states, east coast is easier for me to get to, Florida is fine, not as much fun as Vegas though.


    Q4) After work or full days?
    Is this a trick question, the entire point of IM is so you don't really have to work much or don't work set hours, or is it just me that prints money in their sleep?
    P.s I DO NOT LIKE EARLY MORNING, those things that start at 9am I don't bother with or if I do I show up at like 2pm.
     
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  6. abdel007

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    From the comments it should be named indiahatworld*com :D
    BHW Event in morocco or egypt will be great
     
  7. tg01

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    London would be a great starting point.. seeing as I live here.
    Hangouts are pretty good for socialising, sharing ideas and networking.
    Could do it with an hour or so presentation early evening?
     
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    Hong Kong would be a blast. Tons of talent here and different perspectives but I am not really sure how
    many BHWers are in the SAR. One of the best international airports in the game.
     
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  9. Leith

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    Exactly! A Glasgow one would be sweet - wouldn't mind giving some of you guys a tour of our city. Well, to be honest there's not much to do in the city centre but wouldn't mind taking some members up North and show you what Scotland truly has to offer :D

    @Diamond Damien - I think hosting them in various cities in the UK (and abroad) would be a nice idea. Of course, certain areas will have more/less demand but I think the key would be to expand to as many cities as possible. I've been meaning to attend Ungagged but unfortunately haven't been able to yet due to current workload and projects. I've told myself in 2019 I must attend a BHW event (and possibly even do a presentation if I get accepted) so that's something definitely on my list for next year! Would also be great to meet a lot of our regular/senior members. I've known members like @BassTrackerBoats, @meathead1234 and others since 2011/2012 but never had the chance to meet. Hopefully we can all meet soon ;)
     
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    This sounds good to me. I would just want a few months heads up so get things booked :)
     
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    Let's have another one soon in London! I've loved it, met some really awesome people there and it's great to connect face to face!

    We have an amazing community and meeting fellow marketers is always a good idea. Especially the ones who are bhw members ;)

    Met some shady people at some point haha

    My only suggestion would be to structure it a bit. Maybe have a talk or two. Or introduction of sorts. Might be more interesting for those who are shy and need to break the barrier! Haha.

    I loved the location too, having a hotel meant spacious cloakroom was available! Where I could leave my electric skateboard - even when @Diamond Damien said I couldn't.. Haha :D to his defence, Damien wouldn't know ahead of time.. So I can see why he wouldn't promise anything but it was nice to be able to 'park' my sk8! A proper cloakroom is must for another meet up!!!

    Keep it up guys!

    B
     
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    Up for india
     
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    I would be up for any more meets in London. Doesn't matter about the rest, structured or unstructured, hotel, pub, whatever.
     
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    How about LA or Vegas?
     
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    Honoured by your introduction @Diamond Damien - Good to be part of the team ;)

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    Florida or SoCal works for me. I bounce between the two when I'm not in Toronto.

    Wish I saw the Vegas one earlier. Would have made the drive.
     
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    Any of that would be pretty great overall. Macau would be a blaaaaassssstttt.