After the success of the first Stoke-on-Trent events in April and June last year, we are happy to announce our first evening of 2017.
Beers & Ideas is a creative ideas sharing event, combining scheduled speakers with an open mic platform—allowing folk to present and discuss ideas in an open room environment. It’s all very easy-going and there’s no pressure to get involved with the conversation—or even get up on the fly—but we’d love to hear you speak (or rap, sing, or mime your ideas—whatever’s clever!). PDFs / PowerPoint presentations are encouraged but not required.
If you’re not one to get up and share your ideas, we do encourage you to provide your thoughts and feedback for the brave souls who are presenting. Bit shy? Catch ‘em after! Still too shy? Just enjoy the beers and be all ears!
We do like to treat you well at Beers & Ideas; that’s why the first 20 people through the door will receive a free beer, screen print, as well as a few other goodies inside a one-off B&I tote bag—just because we’re nice like that.
Want to speak at the next Beers & Ideas? Speak up and drop us an email, briefly outlining your idea and we’ll see if there's room to get you sorted with a time slot for the night. We do have one of the speaker slots taken (between 19.30 and 20.30) already, so be quick!
Sponsored by at hosted at BottleCraft, there will be a great supply of beers ranging from BrewDog, Samuel Smith, Brooklyn and more. The first 20 people will be given a free beer with their ticket (you're welcome) along with unlimited beer available to buy on the night! So remember to bring a bit of cash with you if you fancy a tipple. There will also be soft drinks available (for the soft types, or—you know—drivers) as well as some top notch bar snacks.
We're also teaming up with the fantastic guys at Klay Pizzeria & Bar and getting a few cheesy discs sent over. Whether you're a Vegan, Veggie or a Carnivore— there will be some slices for everyone to much on throughout the night. Beers, Pizzas, Ideas and good times. What more could you ask for?
Mingle, get a beer, get your seat and make sure you're sitting all comfortable.
Speakers who have been assigned time-slots will take the floor. Each speaker is allocated 20 minutes: 10 minutes for speaking and another 10 minutes for questions and answers. Speakers; please come prepared!
It’s open-mic time! Giving impromptu speakers the chance to discuss their ideas with the room. It’s a first-come-first-serve format (there’ll be a sheet where you can write your name) with each speaker given 5 minutes to pitch their ideas, with another 5 minutes for feedback.
Socialise, debate, hang out, discuss, dance. Whatever you wanna do!
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Beers & Ideas.
A new way to collaborate.