Late friday night after a long day: the final Dress Rehearsal for the Social Age Safari, which starts next week. I’m very excited: this is the culmination of a lot of work and several years of thinking: a co-created event to explore aspects of the Social Age. A Scaffolded learning event, where the group writes the story.
My role has been to create the scaffolding: three Exploration sessions, to explore Leadership, Learning and Change in the Social Age, then ten Creative sessions, exploring different storytelling and creative voices. We will be meeting musicians, graffiti artists, poets and artists, exposing how each finds their voice, expresses themselves, tells their story. We have 24 broadcast events over the two days, and a whole Global Social Community participating.
There are no presentations, not formal sessions, just the scaffolding of a hack event and layers of collaborative storytelling.
Will it work? I’m hoping for 50%. 50% right, and 50% we learn from. Because it’s a prototype: we need to learn to create the right spaces, find our voices, and capture the story.
So today we finish the rehearsal and next week is a time to perform. I look forward to immersing myself in it and sharing the learning that comes out of it.
Wish us luck…