Welcome To The New Scanners Night

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John Williams at Scanners Night - photo by Jim Friedman jimage.co.uk

This week we ran our new look Scanners Night at a new venue with our biggest crowd yet. (See pic above – that’s me, John Williams, in the foreground)

The focus in our new format is on you and helping make your ideas happen - with the help of 60 other creative people who are writing books, building blogs, launching businesses, starting their own event, using social media to promote their art, or making their escape from the 9 to 5.

And instead of long talks, we lead you through an exercise to get help on your ideas so that you leave with new insights and new contacts to make things happen over the next month.

Plus we share the real-life stories of people who have launched some brilliant projects onto the world and even turned them into a lucrative business.

Rave reviews

Here are some great unsolicited comments we got on twitter after this very first “Scanners Night 2.0″:

Fantastic scanners night with @johnsw and @FreeRangeHumans yesterday – lots of inspiring people and ideas, lots of energy, whoop!
@bikinifling

I found it really helpful tonight. I have some very clear actions to take this week. Thanks.
@StuartUnited

Scanners night was really good tonight, really enjoyed it.
@MajiKandy

Newly discovered play project starts tomorrow thanks to a great scanners night!
@ScriptLady

We want your opinion

If you were there, let us know what you think: What did you get out of it? What was most helpful? What would you change? We’d love to know – so please leave a comment. If it helped you to pursue an idea or project, let us know that too!

If you haven’t experienced the new look Scanners Night yet, but you’ve been to our other events, leave a comment to tell us what you’d like from the night – and make a date to join us in February.

The next Scanners Night is 9 February. (Scanners Night is on the 2nd Wednesday of the month so put it in your diary as a repeating appointment if you’re a fan.)

Read more and book your tickets here (before it sells out!)

3 Responses
  1. Deborah Henley :

    Date: January 15, 2011 @ 9:39 pm

    Thanks, met some great people and loved exploring ideas together. Especially useful to scale things back into a three week bite-sized project (or two!).
    I would love to hear what other people have planned and the actions they are taking. Could we have a Scanners forum?
    My ideas were:
    1. filming myself telling childrens’ bedtime stories to share with kids that don’t always get them
    2. running an experimental personal development metaphor/ drama event to create a performance in one day.

  2. Jennifer Beaumont-Whyte :

    Date: January 17, 2011 @ 1:50 am

    Thanks John and Marianne! Love the new format. It’s great hearing from real live stories i.e. @bikinifling. It’s also great knowing that I’m not alone in being the way I am and that you have provide a brilliant solution to help us Scanners to find some kind of focus.
    I’m looking forward to the next one.
    Love to all – Jen x

  3. Charlie :

    Date: January 24, 2011 @ 12:41 pm

    It’s great being in a room of enthusiastic people and to go home with something solid to do that’s not a terrifying size. I figured I’d start on something that’s just fun, and as a result of the night have been creating Big Gay Fortune Cookies – am about to order a batch to send to a friend who will love them.
    Think the really interesting thing will be to get people coming back month to month and hearing about progress.