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Q&A

 

If you’ve got a question that isn’t answered here,
email connect@wlg-x.com.
We’ll get back to you ASAP and add any FAQs to this list.

 

For presenters

 

When and where is WLG-X?

11 – 15 September 2019, across a range of venues in central Wellington, New Zealand. You and any co-presenters must be able to present on any one of these days. PLus – as presenters you’ll get a free festival pass, so we recommend sticking around for the entire time anyway!

What’s in it for me?
You’ll get a full festival pass for free (worth $800+) and with it, the opportunity to network (so much easier when people can approach you about the great talk you just did!), and to enjoy five amazing days of talks, performances and films.

Can I pitch my new product / service / magic trick to the crowd?
Yeah, nah. The WLG-X stages are not an opportunity for you to deliver a sales pitch. Sales pitches disguised as proposals will not be accepted. If you want to sell, there will be an Expo as part of the festival. Contact us if you’re keen to be involved in the Expo.

How will you select the speakers?
Our Lead Curator will work with the Advisory Board to select the proposals based on a series of criteria. We will be looking to ensure there is a range of topics and formats. For example, if there are ten people presenting on ‘The Future of Work’, we’ll only select a few, and if everyone wants to do a 2.5h workshop there are only so many slots in the five days.

What makes a good presentation?
Your talk should be specific, well-planned and audience focused. Keep your topic to the point, with an informative title. ‘The Future of Independent Streaming’ is better than ‘The Future of Music’. We’ll be asking for presentaiton slides and supporting matter four weeks beforehand, partially because a well-planned session makes for a successful session. Finally – think carefully about what your audience is getting from this. Examples of how to…? Inspiration to…? Lessions from…?

Any tips on putting together a great panel?
An engaging panel discussion involves three things: picking the right people, picking the right topic, and managing your panelists. Yes, you’ll want to find like-minded thinkers, but you won’t want them to agree on everything. Where’s the fun in that? This is the place for healthy debate, intelligent arguments and thoughtful discussions.

Can I submit more than one application?
Yes, yes you can.

I’m in a band, can we perform at WLG-X?
Absolutely. Head to our page about Applying to Perform – the conditions and process are a little different. 

 

For performers

 

What’s in it for me?

You’ll get a full festival pass for free (worth $800+) and with it, the opportunity to network (so much easier when people can approach you about the great talk you just did!), and to enjoy five amazing days of talks, performances and films.

Can I pitch my new product / service / magic trick to the crowd?
Yeah, nah. The WLG-X stages are not an opportunity for you to deliver a sales pitch. Sales pitches disguised as proposals will not be accepted. If you want to sell, there will be an Expo as part of the festival. Contact us if you’re keen to be involved in the Expo.

How will you select the speakers?
Our Lead Curator will work with the Advisory Board to select the proposals based on a series of criteria. We will be looking to ensure there is a range of topics and formats. For example, if there are ten people presenting on ‘The Future of Work’, we’ll only select a few, and if everyone wants to do a 2.5h workshop there are only so many slots in the five days.

What makes a good presentation?
Your talk should be specific, well-planned and audience focused. Keep your topic to the point, with an informative title. ‘The Future of Independent Streaming’ is better than ‘The Future of Music’. We’ll be asking for presentation slides and supporting matter four weeks beforehand, partially because a well-planned session makes for a successful session. Finally – think carefully about what your audience is getting from this. Examples of how to…? Inspiration to…? Lessons from…?

Any tips on putting together a great panel?
An engaging panel discussion involves three things: picking the right people, picking the right topic, and managing your panelists. Yes, you’ll want to find like-minded thinkers, but you won’t want them to agree on everything. Where’s the fun in that? This is the place for healthy debate, intelligent arguments and thoughtful discussions.

Can I submit more than one application?
Yes, yes you can.

I’m in a band, can we perform at WLG-X?
Absolutely. Head to our page about Applying to Perform – the conditions and process are a little different.