Sunday, August 11, 2013

Be There or Be Square

Erratum: The correct date for the 10square event is Friday, September 6.

Design|Spring is hosting its 6th 10square evening on September 6 in the Oregon Contemporary Theater’s new venue located at 194 W. Broadway in downtown Eugene. The design-focused event, which will start at 7:30 PM, is timed to coincide with the end of September’s First Friday Art Walk. 

You can be one of the ten presenters that evening. Each 10square participant individually takes the stage to present ten of his or her own slides. The ten slides are on screen for 30 seconds apiece in a predetermined order while the presenter discusses each slide as he or she sees fit. One of 10square’s appeals is its fast pace—there will only be the briefest of breaks between each presentation.

Any topic is fair game. The intent is to spark new ideas, connections, and conversations. 10square is also meant to be entertaining and informal—a great way to learn more about others in our design community. After the presentations, Design|Spring encourages everyone, speakers and audience alike, to stick around for follow-up discussion and fun.

I’ve attended three of the five 10square evenings produced so far by Design|Spring. I found each one thoroughly enjoyable and fully expect the 6th edition to be more of the same. I can't wait to see who the presenters are and what the topics they'll discuss will be. 

If you or anyone you know might be interested in being a presenter at this year’s 10square, contact Design|Spring at for more details. 

What: 10square

When: September 7, 2013 (at the end of the First Friday Art Walk)

Where: Oregon Contemporary Theater, 194 W. Broadway, Eugene

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