Our event was a blockchain networking event that started in ALA170 and succeeded because of the usage of BLI Habits such as “Collect, Combine, Create”, “Start Small”, and “Expect Challenges” throughout the length of the course. This allowed us to choose our topic, figure out the venue/catering logistics, create a timeline, write a grant proposal, implement our advertising approach, then facilitate our event.
Although we had several major setbacks, such as a typhoon delaying our grant proposal submission and our stakeholders not showing up, we managed to overcome these challenges and implement our Plan B to hold our event and receive surprising attendee turnout. Moving forward, we will not continue with this topic/specific type of event facilitation, as we all individually plan to pursue our own goals within BLI, but we hope to stay connected through the robust BLI network.
Overall, the members of Group 6 thought it was a challenging and rewarding experience, as none of us really had experience planning events before, and would like to thank everyone involved, especially our Peer Facilitator Jaylene and the BLI Funding Committee for accommodating our setbacks and giving us a small project grant to cater Jerusalem Garden for our event!
By: Luke Wong