SPARKcon is about showcasing our local talent and coming up with ideas to foster it. ideaSPARK results have impacted and influenced the development of the area in abstract and concrete ways, including the design of the Raleigh City Plaza site and the inclusion of local designers in recent city proposal requests.

Email us: idea@sparkcon.com

ideaSPARK Sponsors:

Sleddogg Marketing Management  Cynergie Studio

 

Our 2013 events:

Thursday  | September 12

PechaKucha Raleigh Vol. 15 | 6:40p

CAM RaleighEight great talks curated for creativity and delivered 20 x 20 style – that is, 20 slides, 20 seconds a slide, for a total presentation of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. If you like ideas, delivered in a concise format, you will not want to miss this event. Always inspiring and unexpected, you’ll love PechaKucha Night (PKN)!

PechaKucha Night Raleigh
Please Register: pknraleigh.com/register

Where: Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)
Time: 6:40p – 8:40p (doors open at 5:40)
Cost: $2 suggested donation at door (Managed by VAE, these funds fuel more PKN in the future.)
Theme: Creative Culture Clash
Musical Guests: Crowmeat Bob
MC: Julie McElmurry
Refreshments: Lonerider Beer and Wine

Confirmed Speakers/Presentations:
(in no particular order)

Mayor Nancy McFarlane – Keynote Speaker
Jason Hibbets
“Open Source Beyond Technology”
Heather Leah “What’s It Like Being a Superhero?”
Katie Connors “Cultural Influence on Religion”
Jamie Katz “Enthusiasm, Community, & Synergy: The Road to World of Bluegrass in Raleigh”
Brittany Iery (@brittanyiery) & Susannah Brinkley (@slbrinkley) “RDU Baton: Building a Community through Pictures”
John Lowe
“The Art of Conversation in a Technology Culture”
Alex Glenn
“Trust the Gut; Alex Glenn’s Believe It or Not”
Mike Zhu “An Amazing Cup: 3rd Wave Coffee & Why the Barista Matters”
Anna Grace Konar (a special kid speaker) “What I Can Do with a Cardboard Box”

Email us: pknraleigh@gmail.com

mBfs Pop-Up at CAM | 5:40p – 8:40pm

mBfsFind mBfs cards scattered around CAM during PechaKucha Night, and anonymously write your secret thought, mood, or experience. Drop in the mBfs box, and that’s it! During SPARKcon, the ideaSPARK team will collect, photograph, post, and tag with #mbfs2013, creating a public gallery.

Where: Contemporary Art Museum (CAM)
Time: 5:40p – 8:40p
Cost: Free

Friday |  September 13

groundworkk at SPARKcon | 6:15p

groundworkkgroundworkk aims to provide micro-funding and community support to deserving and inspiring local projects in Raleigh and Durham.

Where: Neptunes Parlour, 14 West Martin St, Raleigh, NC
Time: 6:15p – 8p (doors open at 6p; presentations begin 6:15p)
Cost: $5 suggested donation into the community mason jar

The concept of groundworkk is simple… At groundworkk, attendees donate $5 to hear and learn about local community ideas and projects through short presentations and Question & Answer sessions. Presentations are followed by refreshments, and at that time, all attendees vote for their favorite project or idea. The winning idea/project is awarded the funds raised from that evening’s event!

Are you interested in presenting at this ideaSPARK and groundworkk event?  Submit your idea to groundworrk!
YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest: groundworkk
Twitter: @groundworkk

Knowledge Drop | 6p – 8p

Share your knowledge or pick up some knowledge at your community Knowledge Drop. We’ll be set up at Neptunes during groundworkk, so drop by and say hello!

Where: Neptunes Parlour
Time: 6p – 8p
Cost: Free

mBfs Pop-Up at Neptunes| 6p – 8p

mBfsDuring groundworkk and Knowledge Drop events, find mBfs cards scattered around Neptunes and write down your secret thought, mood, or experience. Drop it in the mBfs box, and that’s it! During SPARKcon, the ideaSPARK team will collect, photograph, post, and tag (#mbfs2013) the cards, creating a streaming public gallery via Instagram.

Where: Neptunes Parlour
Time: 6p – 8p
Cost: Free

SaturdaySeptember 14

Knowledge Drop | 10a – 10p

Share your knowledge or pick up some knowledge at your community Knowledge Drop. We’ll be set up on the street, so drop by and say hello!

Where: Fayetteville Street
Time: 10a – 10p
Cost: Free

mBfs Pop-Up on Fayetteville Street | 10a – 10p

mBfsBack by popular demand! Find our mBfs booth and roving back-packers on Fayetveille Street. Use the supplied cards and anonymously write down your secret thought, mood, or experience. Drop the card in the mBfs box, and you’re done! Check out the streaming public gallery we create live with the tag #mbfs2013

Where: Fayetteville Street
Time: 10a – 10p
Cost: Free

Sunday | September 15

Knowledge Drop | 10a – 4p

Share your knowledge or pick up some knowledge at your community Knowledge Drop. We’ll be set up on the street, so drop by and say hello!

Where: Fayetteville Street
Time: 10a – 4p
Cost: Free