Get to know Fellows in your area and encourage others to get involved by hosting an informal RSA Meetup, where you can make connections, discuss the latest RSA activity, share skills, ideas and areas of interest. This is our simplest and easiest format.
how will youR Event support the RSA mission?
For over 260 years, the RSA has been committed to enriching society through new ideas and practical action. You should be able to demonstrate in your application for support that your event will incorporate at least one of the following elements:
RSA Fellows are a network of people with the inclination and tools to intervene when solutions are needed for societal challenges. Helping others tap into the skills and expertise of the Fellowship is a powerful way for you to forward the RSA mission.
The Fellowship is an influential network which offers each of us the opportunity to meet and learn from a diverse range of people. Making sure those who participate in your activity develop valuable new connections will be essential.
Enabling millions of people to have access to the most creative ideas is just one of the ways in which the RSA serves its mission. If you can help bring to light undiscovered ideas or new ways of thinking for those who participate in your activity, then we want to hear from you.
We have a range of tried and tested event formats to follow if you're looking for inspiration, with ready-made templates to help you organise an RSA event in your area.
If you want to organise an event which does not fall into these formats, for example, a larger-scale conference, lecture or symposium, please contact your Local Area Team with your plans and they will advise on next steps. Please note, to lead a major RSA event, at least one of the Fellows in your team must have experience of running large events.
The RSA hosts one of the world’s leading public events programmes, delivering over 100 lectures, talks, screenings and debates a year. RSA Watch make's a pre-recorded RSA Public Event (or RSA Animate) the centre of your event to stimulate discussion amongst local Fellows.
RSA Ideas enable Fellows to share their ideas and early-stage projects with others in an open, collaborative, and creative environment. Hear about innovative, local activity whilst drawing on the expertise of our network to help people turn their ideas into reality.
Bring people in your area together to listen to an interview with a leading thinker, interesting person or industry expert, combined with an engaging audience discussion to make for an enlightened evening.
RSA event STANDARDS
To ensure our events are as high quality as possible we have put together minimum criteria for them. You’ll need to ensure your event:
- Let us know details in advance. In order to effectively publicise an event, the Local Area Team requires a minimum of four weeks' notice in advance of your event. If you can let us know about your event further in advance, this will enable us to give you a fuller service in promoting your event to ensure the best attendance.
- Talk to us about your plans and complete the RSA Event Set-up Checklist, we can support you based on our experience of what makes a great Fellowship event
- Ensure the event is open and welcoming, and the venue is accessible - please see the RSA Event Set-up Checklist for guidance
- Conform to our logo guidelines
- When working in partnership, let us know to ensure all logos and branding are appropriate
- Use the RSA Eventbrite booking system
- Record who attended the event, then send the information to your point of contact or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Work in collaboration with other Fellows
- Capture feedback from your event and share as evaluation
- Update your MyRSA profile to make it easy for other Fellows to find out more about you and connect
CONTACT THE LOCAL AREA TEAM: email@example.com
The Local Area team are on hand to help you plan your event and talk through the various options available. We encourage Fellows to use current RSA thinking to inspire debate and we will help you work in collaboration to achieve your aims.