How to go about staging one in your area
If you like the idea of what Campfire is doing and want to put on a Campfire Conversation in your local area, either as a stand alone event or as part of a Campfire curated club night or function then you may find these guidelines useful:
a) Find a venue and a concept that works for you.
b) Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your idea : ie - venue, hours, concept, door tax, ticketing.
c) If the date goes ahead with official CC status, you would take responsibility for any venue hire costs, local promotion, contractual arrangements, staffing and insurance and collect the ticket revenue. A deal would be worked out on any percentage profits with all Campfire members taking part in the event. The local organiser would be responsible for any loss.
d) The event would appear on Campfire’s official site and associated social media pages.
For an event to qualify as a Campfire Conversation it should consist of a substantial element of talk, interview, debate, panel or discussion including Campfire accredited members. It can also include film, audio visual performance, live music, DJs, theatre, mixed media. An actual campfire would be a bonus! The event can also be a private function.
Our first Campfire Conversation was staged in Manchester on November 20th, 2015 and organised by Paul Darnborough. Campfire Conversation 002.UK was in Todmorden on Friday May 6th 2016.