Three Rivers Festival, July 7-15

Poster: Three Rivers Festival July 7-15 Three Rivers Festival – Fort Wayne’s biggest summer party since 1969. Highlights include a parade, a bed race, a running race, raft race, heaps of junk food and (to be confirmed) bike valet service. The festival is an annual tradition and begins the Saturday after Independence Day (July 4) and runs nine days. Hashtag: #TRF2017. Details …

First Friday, Las Vegas

Las Vegas – First Friday returns Friday, July 7th, 5-11pm. The event is a free and inclusive community festival which fosters creativity and culture in downtown Las Vegas, featuring local art, music and food. The theme for July’s event is Unity. Build bridges, not walls! Hashtag: #FirstFridayLV Where to go? The 18b Arts District is hopping, …

International Museum Day #imd2017

Photo: Queensland Museum May 18 is International Museum Day, an annual celebration coordinated by the International Council of Museums (ICOM). Hashtags: #IMD2017 and #InternationalMuseumDay Please tag, tweet and follow your favorite museums to celebrate. Participation in International Museum Day is growing among museums all over the world. In 2016, more than 35,000 museums participated in the event in some 145 …

#EuroEco17 European Ecotourism Roadmap

Starting today the 4th European Ecotourism Conference takes place in Safranbolu, Turkey. Hashtag: #EuroEco17 The conference will bring together a mix of 70 academic and businesses professionals. Karabük University Safranbolu Tourism Faculty (@krbkuni) hosts the conference with the partnership of Ministry of Forestry General Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks and the Municipality of Safranbolu. With a …

Heart of the City Conference

Calgary, Canada – Monday, March 6 join the livestream of Park People’s Heart of the City Conference, Canada’s first-ever gathering of national city park champions. Learn from leaders shaping the future of city parks across North America. Access the stream online https://live.hosted.events/Heartofthecity Heart of the City is hosted by Park People (@Park_People ) an independent charity that builds …

Making the most of an unconference

Photo: Ron Mader, Open Space Technology in Estonia Unconference = A facilitated, participant-driven event centered on a specific topic. This can be conducted face-to-face, online or better yet, both! An unconference engages participants without a formal agenda. Instead an unconference encourages attendees to organize their own agenda and action plans. We use the unconference approach …

Engaging Events

Photo: Ron Mader, Engagement Matters (Oaxaca, Mexico) Engaging Events: Connecting the Virtual and Natural Worlds Engaging Events: Easy Ways and Green Suggestions To Connect Virtual and Natural Worlds from ron mader

Lessons from #COP22

As the 22nd session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 22) comes an end, it’s a good time to ask if there are ways to improve the UN’s Climate Change Conferences. Saleemul Huq, director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development at the Independent University of Bangladesh, proposes a radical re-think of the purpose …

Native American Day

Celebrate Native American Heritage Month in November and mark your calendar: Saturday, November 12, 2016, 10am-4pm Nevada’s Lost City Museum celebrates Native American Day featuring Native American dancers, food and demonstrations. The fun is behind the museum near the pueblos. It is all included with the admission to the museum. As usual, anyone under 18 is …

#NetHui Roadtrip: If this grabs your attention, please stand

If this grabs your attention, please stand. New Zealand shows the world how to stage an engaging event. My current choice of a benchmark event with livestreaming video is New Zealand’s NetHui which since 2010 has made the most of face-to-face networking and online interaction. And in 2016, the annual event simply hit the road. October …