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- 1. Attending a Soup Event
- 2. Presenting at a Soup Event
- 1. What is oslo soup?
- 2. Where are oslo soup events held?
- 3. Do I need to RSVP for the oslo soup event?More
No, we do not take reservations but it's important to be on time. It is first come, first served.
- 4. Do I need to buy a ticket?More
No, you can make your 50 kronor donation (or more, if you are so inclined) at the door.
- 5. Are children allowed at the event?
- 6. What is the event schedule?More
We open the doors about 15:30 and start hearing proposals at 16:00. The proposals last anywhere between 25-40 minutes. We eat when the proposals are finished and the diners are able to vote on what project would best benefit from the collected money. Around 17:45 voting closes, ballots are counted, we hear from a past project winner’s update and the winner is announced. Event ends at approximately 18:15.
- 7. What rules do you have for the event?More
There are only two main rules and they go for the presenters. The first is you can not use technology to present and the second is that the idea presented must benefit Oslo and it's surrounding area. The rest of the oslo soup event is completely public.
- 8. What can I expect to hear from the presenters?More
You will hear a presentation no longer than 4 minutes from each potential grantee. The floor is then opened up to 4 questions from diners.
- 9. I have an amazing idea that I think could really benefit the Oslo community. What do I do?
- 10. I want to take photos at the event... can I?More
Of course! The oslo soup event is public and so you are more than welcome to take photos, write about it for your local paper, video the dinner and put it online, vine, instagram, friendster, myspace, youtube, blog, vimeo, facebook, tweet, tap dance, party page it, talk about it on an AOL chat room, etc. I think you get it! If you are looking to participate, be our guest! #oslosoup
- 11. What if there are more than four proposals submitted?More
We have the deadline a week before the oslo soup event to ensure that the executive committee votes on the project. This is a small group of active participants who help put on the dinner. Whatever proposals have the most votes, get the stage to share at the oslo soup dinner. If you don’t make it the first time, we ask that you submit again for the next dinner!
- 12. I'm interested in donating time or items for the event. What can I do?
- 13. I want to volunteer to setup or clean up for the event. What can I do?
- 1. What is the proposal like?More
Interested in presenting? That's great! There are only four questions. Our Submit page will be available for proposal submissions by February 15, 2016. Please check back at www.oslosoup.org after that date!
- 2. My idea is for a different area of Norway. Can I submit?More
No. Your ideas must support Oslo, Norway or the surrounding area.
- 3. Do I need to be a resident of Oslo, Norway to submit a proposal?More
You do not have to be a resident to submit an idea. We want to hear from all!
- 4. The oslo soup event has happened but my idea didn't get picked. Can I resubmit?More
Absolutely! You can submit your idea more than once! If your idea doesn’t get selected for the most recent oslo soup event, please submit again!
- 5. My idea works really well with PowerPoint. Does your space have that capability?More
While technology is helpful in many of our daily lives, those involved in oslo soup believe you can share your proposal without it. You are more than welcome to bring in visuals to enhance your idea.
- 6. My idea is a work in progress. Should I still submit?More
Think through what kind of project you are submitting. If you don’t think you can pull together the idea, be able to implement this with the community, or be able to share (whether it succeeds or not) how the progress of the idea is coming along, than please wait a few months. We don’t like telling some groups yes and then having them drop out at the last minute. It’s a fairness thing. The idea doesn’t need to be super polished ether. We just want to make sure that you are available to present after submitting.
- 7. How many proposals do you accept for each event?More
We only have time for four proposals per oslo soup event. Much more than that, it is hard to have a constructive dialogue about each proposal as we are eating, as well as having short attention spans!
- 8. When are the proposals due?
- 9. What are the rules for applying?More
Two main rules:
(1) Your idea must benefit Oslo city or the surrounding suburbs.
(2) You cannot use PowerPoint (or other technology medium) to present at the event.
- 10. What language do I present in?More
All presentations should be in English. We have decided to use English to include many demographics in the Oslo area.
- 11. How long should my presentation be?More
If selected, your presentation should be up to 4 minutes. Please also be prepared for up to 4 questions from the crowd as well.