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_Welcome! This page is under construction. Join us in gathering materials to help people host Barnraisings!_ 欢迎！这个页面正在建设中，帮助我们让更多的人举办谷仓聚会！ ###What's on this page? - [About Barnraisings](https://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-host#About+Barnraisings:) - [What makes a Public Lab Barnraising](wiki/barnraising-host#What+makes+a+Public+Lab+Barnraising?) - [Why host a Barnraising](https://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-host#Why+host+a+Barnraising?) - [Event hosting resources](https://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-host#Barnraising+Hosting+Resources:) - [Pre-Barnraising event materials](https://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-host#Pre-Barnraising+event+materials:) - [Resources useful at the event](https://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-host#Resources+useful+at+the+event) - [Printable materials and questions](https://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-host#Printable+resources) _______ ## About Barnraisings: #### What makes a Public Lab Barnraising? There are several important traits that all Public Lab events have. If you’re coming to an event for the first time, they are things you can expect to happen, and what makes a Public Lab event unique. All Public Lab events: - Follow the [Public Lab Code of Conduct](https://publiclab.org/conduct), - Create learning moments, - Level the playing field for people to participate, - Increase collective understanding of environmental issues and community science, - Allow space for people to think and act creatively, use available resources, and move towards action. _Read more at [publiclab.org/events ](https://publiclab.org/events#About+Public+Lab+Events)_ A Public Lab Barnraising is unique in that it also follows the principles of Open Space Technology ([read more here](https://docs.google.com/document/d/1erkclv17M25gp_NOBb2XiIkqajssBO2kN_VWYENlgK4/edit)): - Every person here is the right person - Whatever happens is the only thing that could have - Be prepared to be surprised - Whenever it starts is the right time - The Law of Mobility -- _meaning, everyone is responsible for using their own judgement in moving to where their time will be best spent._ Together, these guiding principles help to create the space for the unique and genuine collaboration that Barnraisings have! #### Why host a Barnraising? Sharing a physical space with others can be extremely productive and rewarding. Barnraisings, in particular, help people to share and build knowledge with others. Barnraisings have been known to help people: - connect with others and build social bonds, - dive into local issues, - share a physical space to be creative, and - work on projects, and bring newcomers in. At a Barnraising, agenda-setting power is moved to the participants. We all come to the space with our own ideas and interests on what we would like to do, and through a facilitated process, actually set the schedule together. This means that everyone who is there is part of the process of deciding what happens with the shared time and space. ______ # Barnraising Hosting Resources: - [Pre-Barnraising event materials](https://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-host#Pre-Barnraising+event+materials:) - Activities for planning and logistics - Day before and night before activities - [Resources useful at the Barnraising event](https://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-host#Resources+useful+at+the+event) - Documentation - Committees - [Printable materials](https://publiclab.org/wiki/barnraising-host#Printable+resources) ##Pre-Barnraising event materials: #### Activities for planning and logistics There are a number of things to do to get ready for hosting a Barnraising. You need to find a location to host the event, set up a budget, open registration, do outreach about the event and organize information about who is coming. Below are some activities that can help support you in getting ready to put on a Barnraising: [activities:preparations-logistics] #### Activities for the week before a Barnraising There are specific tasks that need to be done the day and night before the Barnraising event. It's helpful to ask for support in getting these things done! [activities:day-before-barnraising] #### Activities for the night before a barnraising [activities:night-before-barnraising] _the image below shows what a great Welcome/Registration table looks like: alphabetized namebadges, stickers for customizing name badges, waivers to sign, pens to sign with, copies of the Code of Conduct, and free Public Lab stuff that people can take if they like:_ [![IMG_20151120_083909265_HDR.jpg](https://publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/023/824/large/IMG_20151120_083909265_HDR.jpg)](https://publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/023/824/original/IMG_20151120_083909265_HDR.jpg) **** ##Resources useful at the event #### Activities during a Barnraising There are activities that you can build into your Barnraising schedule to help you to support the group. For example, you can build in activities that help the group with documentation and in sharing out new ideas. Below are some activities that can be done during a Barnraising event. [activities:during-barnraising] #### Family and Fun activity ideas When making family friendly events, you need to make sure there are good activities for people of all ages. Having a couple sessions that focus specifically hands-on, youth friendly activities is really helpful! See some options for activities below. [activities:session-ideas] **** ## Printable resources - Gender-neutral restroom signs: <a href="/i/25425"><i class="fa fa-file"></i> restrooms.pdf</a> - [Code of Conduct](https://publiclab.org/system/images/photos/000/025/555/original/PublicLab-CodeOfConduct.pdf) *** **Join the brainstorming here:** [questions:hosting-materials]