How to Run a 17Goals Party!

January 15, 2016
Editor @17Goals

… and a report on the first one, in Stockholm, Sweden

Want to run a 17Goals mingle-party? Here’s a report on the first one … and a kit for doing one yourself. Just scroll down for the files. And use the music video, of course, at 17goals.org/sdgmove. Have fun!

On the evening of 14 January, in Stockholm, in temperatures that nearly reached -20 C, we had a little launch mingle-party for the “We Love the SDGs” music video. Party host Alan AtKisson also acted as “quiz master,” using a simplified version of the Level 1 Quiz on the 17Goals website.

On hand was a wonderful mix of people representing many aspects of life in Stockholm — people in environmental science, finance, education, activism, advertising, leadership, think-tank work, development aid, the arts, meteorology, social services, insurance … and sustainability, of course.

We celebrated the launch of the SDGs themselves, as well as the New Year’s Day launch of the #SDGMove campaign and video. Video producer Bente Milton was not there (Denmark is not that close to Stockholm), but sound recording producer Andreas Bauman was: see picture 1 below (Andreas is second from the left). Fun to know that Andreas’s and Bente’s work is now circulating around the planet!

Want to run your own 17Goals party?

Here’s a little “party pack” to get you started:

PowerPoint Loop – A set of images from the “We Love the SDGs” video with a “What’s Your SDG Move?” banner — they loop at 7 seconds per slide

Quiz Sheets – Give these out to teams — you can form the teams, as host, or they can form teams themselves, with people they do not know well … a great way to encourage mingling!

Quiz Answers – A fun way to do this is to go through and have the groups call out what they answered … then pause … give the right answer … and have the groups keep their own score! (Don’t forget prizes for the winning team)

Name Tag Template – This is set up for A4 adhesive labels – or just print on paper, cut them out, and give folks safety pins!