Work Trade

A win-win way to attend our workshops.

Overview

Our work trade program allows those interested in attending, but unable to afford the full ticket price, the opportunity to attend at a reduced rate in exchange for providing on-the-ground logistical support over the course of the workshop. There are a very small number of these tickets available at each of our workshops.

how to know if work trade is right for you

For the right person, attending a workshop as a work trade participant is a great experience. In fact, we have several members of our community who have done so more than once! Work trade tickets normally sell out fast for this reason. If the below sounds like you, attending as a work trade participant could be a good match.

  • You thrive in support roles and find satisfaction in being part of a team that works together to do a job well done
  • You’re detailed oriented with an eye for identifying tasks that need to be taken care of and opportunities for improvement
  • You are a self-starter who doesn’t hesitate to hop in and take care of things that need doing
  • You like to meet new people and create warm and welcoming spaces
  • You have a need for a reduced rate ticket. Given there are very few work trade tickets, we ask only those who have a financial need to take advantage of this offer

What to expect as a work trade participant

We do our very best to provide an experience that balances our need for on-the-ground day-of support with one that doesn’t detract in significant ways from you being able to participate fully as a learner during the workshop itself.

There are normally 2-3 work trade participants at each workshop providing this vital support. The Bright Morning Events Manager connects all work trade participants via a group chat a few weeks out from the event to allow for easy communication and collaboration. More specific details are shared with work trade participants in the final weeks leading up to the workshop, but our expectation is that work trade participants carefully review their detailed instructions ahead of arrival so that they are self-directed and efficient during setup. This allows our presenters to focus on doing what they do best. 

Below are some of the tasks you may be involved in when participating as a work trade participant:

  • Pre-Workshop: One work trade participant prints copies of event-specific materials that have been prepared for you by our Events Manager. These include sign-in sheets, seating charts and event briefs for each work trade participant and presenter.
  • Workshop Day 1 (and day 2 if a 3-day workshop):
    • Set-up and registration:
      • Arrive at 7AM to unpack materials/boxes, post signage and set up registration table
      • Distribute packets, table tents and materials per event brief instructions
      • Help catering set up breakfast as needed
      • Assist presenter with any additional setup
      • Beginning at 8AM meet and greet participants at the registration area and help them sign in
      • Communicate any participants who are not present with Events Manager
    • During workshop:
      • Help circulate microphones as needed for audience participation
      • During breaks check and refill water pitchers if needed, set out snack
      • Communicate with our venue contact if trouble arise. The most common need is adjusting the room temperature
      • Make sure catering is properly set for lunch break
    • End of Day 1:
      • Collect table tents and miscellaneous supplies
      • Tidy up room for evening so that venue staff can thoroughly clean
  • Last Day of Workshop:
    • Set-up and welcome:
      • Arrive at 7AM, distribute table tents per instructions and any relevant materials (name tags)
      • Help catering set up breakfast as needed
      • Beginning at 8AM, meet and greet participants
    • During workshop:
      • Help circulate microphones as needed for audience participation
      • During breaks check and refill water pitchers if needed, set out snack bars
      • Communicate with our venue contact if trouble arises. The most common need is adjusting the room temperature
      • Make sure catering is properly set for lunch break
    • End of workshop:
      • Pack up extra materials into shipping crate and connect with venue contact who will move to shipping location

Where to go from here

  • If work trade sounds like the right match for you, simply select the work trade ticket option when you register for your workshop!
  • More questions about this option? Contact the Bright Morning Events Manager at events@brightmorningteam.com