Every event is made by somebody and Dare to Learn is no exception. In this blog post I will tell you a little more about our lovely and energetic team and how we work together. So, there are currently about 40 daring people working with this project and most of them volunteers. An average team member is 20-something, either studying or a recent graduate. We operate under a non-profit organization called Sivistyskiihdyttämö (in English “Education accelerator”) and share the same interest in learning even though we come from diverse backgrounds. There are naturally education professionals, teachers and teacher students among us but also marketing and communication specialists and even a couple of engineering students like me.
We practice what we preach, meaning that the journey to the actual event is a learning experience for us all and we try exploit it as well as we can. Honestly, it is very hard to avoid learning because we do things we have never done before every day. For example yesterday we discussed how to operate the one hour lunch break in our event so that every participant can fill their stomach with excellent food without too much hustle. That’s something we can’t model beforehand but we can prepare for possible scenarios and see what happens in the event. The creative process is seldom straightforward and sometimes we need to get back to the starting point and make big changes.
We practice what we preach, meaning that the journey to the actual event is a learning experience for us.
We try to benchmark all the best practices and learn from people who have organized big events before, but it is possible to do that only until certain limit. The uniqueness of our beloved Dare to Learn comes from the combination of things that nobody else has done before and that means creating program, partnerships and communication through trial and error. It’s not always uplifting to learn things the hard way but when looking back to last year when we started it’s worth seeing the progress we’ve made so far. That’s what I call learning.
We share the learning experiences and our daily life in Instagram @daretolearnhki. If you get inspired by our story and what we actually don’t hesitate to contact any team member: we warmly welcome you to join our team and learn with us.
Head of Partnerships