The 2020 Wyndham Learning Festival will be a fully virtual event in response to COVID-19 restrictions and supporting our community to feel safe while still being connected and engaged in learning. Running a learning activity big or small will require some planning. Below are some things listed that you may want to consider. Download our 2020 WLF Events Toolkit here.
What Kind of Online Event Can I Run?
The 2020 Wyndham Learning Festival will be a fully online/virtual festival in response to COVID-19. We encourage people to record their online events so a link can be shared afterwards for those who could not attend the ‘live’ event. If you will record it, please ensure you have advised participants that your event will be recorded and shared, including on social media.
Learning activities can be as formal or informal and as big or small as you want them to be. The learning activity could be something that you are already doing and the festival provides a vehicle to showcase this work. The only criteria for 2020 is that your event must run online. Here are some suggestions for online learning activity events.
- Try out class
- Open Day
- Exhibition or display
- Information session
- Online Debate
- Virtual Drop-in day
- Virtual Walking tour
- Make something
- Online Performance
- Panel discussion
Define Your Audience
Your target audience will determine what kind of event you will run. The learning festival aims to have an array of activities that cover all life stages from early years to seniors. Some activities may focus on one particular group while others may cross various life stages or be open to everyone. This information will be required on the registration form.
The time of day you run the activity should also suit your target audience. While most activities are public, you may like to run a private event with targeted invited guests only. This can be indicated on the registration form. We can still advertise the event but will not provide specific details.
Is There Funding To Run My Event?
There is no specific funding for the Wyndham Learning Festival to run events. Each organisation or group is to run an event that suits their own budget. The WLF working group may be able to suggest grant options available if approached early in the year.
Council do have small grants for community organisations open throughout the year. https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/volunteering-grants/about-grants/community-grants-program