Unlike our Genda Interactions events, our Genda Connections events are a whole new ball game!
WHAT IS A GENDA CONNECTIONS EVENT?
Genda Connections is a live event featuring 8 – 10 speakers from different backgrounds. Speakers are invited to our platform to discuss their ideas, share their stories and to inspire and motivate others. Some events may be themed.
As part of The Genda Project, our aim is to challenge and encourage persons of all ages to step out of their comfort zone.
Genda Connections strives to connect Fijian audiences to local individuals breaking the norms and living their dreams. By providing these individuals a platform to share their ideas and stories, we hope to disrupt and motivate a new generation of Fijians to toso, reach out and live in the pursuit of their happiness with integrity. We hope to move, inspire and ultimately make our audiences realize the value of making their own stories count.
WHO ARE THE SPEAKERS?
Our events are themed; it could be on business entrepreneurs, education or on local arts. Once a theme is set, our Event Curator then approaches and invites potential speakers to our platform. GC is an open platform where anyone can come and share their ideas and stories. Our Curator aims to seek individuals in our Fijian societies who are doing great, awesome work and are not particularly well known.
Our speakers are not paid. Their time, energy and effort is dedicated to support our objectives that stories have the power to change people’s lives; their thinking, their attitudes and their contribution to the wider community. Through GC we hope to spark conversations that matter and ultimately a more conscious and happier society.
WHO ARE THE AUDIENCE?
Anybody and everybody! GC is a ticketed event not aimed at particular group or class of people. It’s not some socialite function to look pretty at. Our speakers are from all walks of life and anybody who wants to learn, grow and challenge themselves, this may just be the event for you!
WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENS AT THE EVENTS?
Genda Connections is a fresh, innovative concept in Fiji where it aims to connect people to one another in a semi-formal environment. This isn’t an event to come “hangout” at. Bring your thinking cap and your best debate skills!
All ticket holders will need to register themselves before the event starts and collect their ID’s.
- First Half
Genda Connections is a no-fuss, no-frills, no-pretentious formality kind of event. Once all registered participants are seated. We dive straight into it with our first 4 speakers.
- Networking Interval
There is usually a 35 – 40 minutes interval at this stage where participants get to interact with the speakers, ask questions and discuss the ideas presented so far. We encourage actually dare our participants to go connect and speak with someone they’ve never met before. As an ice-breaker, your registration ID’s have your “Dream Avatar” we challenge Batman to go find their Robin in the room!
Your ticket is inclusive of a beverage and nibbles during this time. Depending on the venue, we may have alcoholic choices as well. (yayyy!)
- 2nd Half
We swiftly swing back into the 2nd half of the event to hear the next four speakers.
Some Things to Remember
- Late Comers – yes. We understand traffic too. However in the event you are late and a speaker has already commenced their talk, you may have to wait untill they finish speaking to be seated. It would be distracting and disrespectful both to the speaker and the audience listening.
- Mobiles phones are to be on silent and prohibited to use during the talks. You maybe asked to leave if found recording the talks.
TELL ME AGAIN WHY I SHOULD COME TO THESE EVENTS?
Coming to a Genda Connections event can be one of the most stimulating experiences one has been through! Our talks will be specially crafted to inspire and invigorate an individual, a great source of learning and understanding and connecting to a larger community through relating to similar experience.
- Stimulating and thought provoking ideas - You may think you know your area of interest thoroughly, but you will surely find something to add to your knowledge pool in these talks.
- A chance to get live in talk with the greatest minds in business - The speakers are presenting live on stage, you get a chance to lock horns with some of the greatest minds of our times.
- Local speakers and local audiences – Genda Connections events provide you a platform to connect with local achievers of your own community. Connect with them and be inspired. This is highly beneficial as you can relate to them easily and be more open and vocal in the discussion.
It’s a whole, new different experience and why not be a part of it?
WHEN IS YOUR NEXT EVENT?
Our next GC event is happening on the 12/03/16 in Suva at the Damodar Event Cinemas starting at 2.30pm. The event theme is: 8 Stories. 8 Ideas. 8 Extraordinary Individuals Challenging the Boundaries.
IS THERE SOMETHING TO TAKE AWAY FROM THE EVENT?
You mean besides being blown away by our speakers' stories & ideas?! :D We’ll have some event merchandise that you could purchase as memorabilia for the event.
Our events are tailored to put you out of your comfort zone, question you, make you question others and to inspire you! The Genda Project invites you to venture out, discover the possibilities and connect to others and ultimately to your own self.
Venture. Discover. Connect.