The event involves 20 creatives, who are all tasked with answering the same question. The prompt this time is: How Does It Work? Each presenter can go about their answer however they wish: the only catch is they have to do so in two minutes or less.
While I’ve had the good fortune to participate in a lot of 20×2 Chicago events, this week saw a pretty interesting varation. The original folks behind 20×2 (Kevin, Mark, and Jeff) decided to take the show “on tour” and did two back to back events at a new venue: the Virgin hotel in Chicago.
I’m excited for this Friday, when I’ll be participating in a special 20×2 On Tour event in Chicago! It’s a two-night thing, and I’ll be part of the Friday show at a new location: the Upstairs Bar at the Virgin hotel.
Super excited to share the news that I’ll be presenting at a special 20×2 On Tour, in a few weeks! There’s a new venue (the Upstairs lounge at the Virgin Hotel Chicago), and not one but two different shows, back to back!
This photo was taken of me, courtesy of @20x2Chi, when I was presenting last Saturday. It probably doesn’t make much sense on its own, and may elicit a rather “WTF” response. Which… was the question we all had to answer.
The topic for the event was “Why Did You Stop?” and my talk focused on my friend Ann, who died in 2004.
Over the weekend, I got to participate in 20×2 Chicago – an event where 20 creatives are all given the same question. Each participant can answer however they like (presentation, reciting a poem, singing a song), so long as they do so in two minutes or less.
The event is always chock full of incredibly interesting and creative Chicago folks. I’m always so delighted to be included alongside all these super cool people.
While on board our flight to Texas, the guy next to me asked if I knew I looked a lot like Steve Aoki.
At first, I was nervous about the subject matter. I didn’t want to take advantage, somehow, of her death, using it as a topic. Ultimately, I think the piece was a bit less about her – and a bit more about me, about grief and guilt.
After about 9 bags in, Julie came outside with some breakfast. I’ve learned that for these types of “monolithic” pours… once you start, you really don’t want to stop until it’s all done.
20 presenters, from a wide range of backgrounds, all have to answer the same prompt in two minutes or less. The prompt for Saturday is: “Why Did You Stop?” and everyone will tackle this in their own, unique ways.
Super excited to announce that I’ll be participating again in the next
20×2 Chicago, where 20 creatives are given the same question… and only 2 minutes to answer. The prompt this time is Why Did You Stop? and looks to be a fun one.
Usually when someone yells out the name of a famous person at me, it’s done out of provocation: Bruce Lee, Mr. Miyagi, that sort of thing. When someone yells a name at me, I immediately tense up and prepare myself for some kind of altercation. But somewhere around 2013… strangers started coming up to me thinking I was Steve Aoki.