Purpose -- finding the best ways... to cherish sparks that happen between people @ live events.
First hunch -- Organisr commits to follow up, when aprticipants hand in 2 email addresses and a 1-line spark description.
Simplest unit? - An event organizer just exlpanis what a sparkle is, and provides a big sheet of paper on which they are tracked.
Lightest system? Needs: willing event organiser / sparklez admin to oversee the follow-up (using followup.cc, et al).
Principle - Creating a system /more/ work intensive than the xisting setup (biz cards, pens, emmory) does not cherish the sparks, so does not meet our purpose.
(hat tip to Charlie for articulating the above)
This is a one-time reminder you have asked to receive: Back in <month and year>, you participated in <event> at <location>, where the organizers committed to help you make the most of the “Sparklez” you had with other participants during the event. <x months> have passed and we’re sending all Sparklers a mutual reminder of your Sparkcontacts and the conversation context you provided during the event.
Below is a list of Sparklez you are part of. Please note that you don’t HAVE to act on any of them, and that none of your contact information (not even your e-mail) was shared with anyone apart from us. For your convenience, we offer some action buttons beside each Sparkle:
So here are your Sparklez:
Have fun, and make cool things happen!
-- From the organizers of <event>
(Sparkle was invented and first implemented in Global Melt Berlin 2011)