Event Facilitator’s Guide

RUNNING AN e-NABLE EXHIBIT

A Facilitator’s Guide to Taking e-NABLE to events Large and Small

 

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Maker Faires

Scout Jamboree

School STEM Night

Library Talk

Health Fair

Classroom talk

Robotics event

Library event

Assembly event

Any other event!

 

Let’s Get Started!
“What do we make? Hands? No. We do small things that change the world.” – Melina Brown

 

Getting Organized: it’s not that hard!

 

Timeline:

A glimpse at actions to take 2 months out, 1 month out, 1 day out, etc. 

 

  • 2 mos

    start to get organized

    Ask for help in the community especially if you need demos or model hands printed

  • 1 mo

    organize printed material

    make sure printed material is organized (banners, handouts, business cards, etc), build a ‘to bring’ list

  • 2 wks

    finalize plans

    confirm with volunteers, pull together materials for table (games, manipulatives, etc)

  • 1 wk

    is everything good to go?

    make sure everything is in order, on order, good to go! Reconfirm with volunteers. Get paperwork in order

 

  • 1 day

    pack pack up materials so you’re ready to go

  • day of

    have fun! Take photos!

  • after

    Relax! You deserve it!

 

Gather resources:

 

Media FAQ
Videos
Poster
Event Handout – E3 STEAM
Event Handout – General
Bookmark – Foundation
Event Flyer – Community
Event Flyer – Foundation
Paperclip – Community
Hand Charm – Community
Logo – Foundation
Business Card – Community
Business Card – Foundation

You should consider having the following available: 

  • 3d printed models of e-NABLE devices
  • a demo device that people can try on
  • Banners, posters, handouts with clear links to the G+ community so people can join the movement

You will need to provide these things:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Media Releases (for photos)
  • Sign up sheet
  • Water/snacks
  • Table cloths, tables and chairs (depending on the venue)
  • Enthusiasm!
  • Computer to run videos or photo compilation
  • Manipulatives (balls, bean bags, stuffed toys, etc).

Volunteers should provide the following:

  • Water
  • Food
  • Personal Medications
  • Signed media release
  • Emergency contact information
  • Enthusiasm!!!

Tips!

 

  • Promote the event on the e-NABLE G+community page to get more volunteers to help you.
  • Keep staffing needs in mind. You might end up talking to media, taking care of an emergency,  or having a deep conversation. Don’t understaff.
  • promotion will help get people to your event from your own community.
  • Games: Bean Bag toss, magnetic fishing games, and scarf pulls are all great ways to get people using demo hands.
  • Have small things on hand to pick up and manipulate: stuffed toys, water bottles, etc.

 

 

 


Document your event

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“We make children smile, parents weep, and Nerds rejoice.”

– Jon Schull (e-Nable founder)