Issue 47 Planning Micro-Events With Ever Gonzalez

10 April 2023


This week on the podcast, I speak with Ever Gonzalez, a self-described filthy capitalist with a hippie heart. Ever is the Founder of OutlierHQ, a media and events company. He hosts the popular Outlier On Air podcast and runs Founders Weekend and the Outlier Podcast Festival. Ever and I also co-founded FutureX.

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A couple of weeks ago, Ever wrote a newsletter that caught my eye. In it, he described organizing micro-events. Ever wrote that micro-events have been historically online, like webinars, Twitter chats, and livestreams. But Ever has a new way of looking at micro-events that he is using to pivot his events from pandemic-times online events back to in-person events.

He shares a micro-event plan that makes that pivot easier. You’ll hear what you’ll get out of hosting a micro-event and also what you’ll get as a guest at one. You’ll get a sense of the value of small, manageable events that will get you back in front of your people as a speaker or organizer, or get you back in circulation in your community.

What’s Ahead With FutureX

Next week on the podcast, you’ll hear my interview with Dr. Shaun M. Anderson, professor and author of The Black Athlete Revolt: The Sport Justice Movement in the Age of BlackLivesMatter. The book examines Black athlete activism before and since the BLM movement.

Dr. Anderson and I talk about why athletes got behind the Black Lives Matter movement and how their protests changed sports history and activism. We discuss Colin Kaepernick, LeBron James, Naomi Osaka and others. Dr. Anderson tells you what’s next for activist athletes who want positive social change.

We also discuss how he is building community around his book.

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