For those unfamiliar with the event, it gathers 20 creatives together and tasks each of them to answer the same question in 2 minutes or less. Participants can answer the question however they like (some people do presentations, some sing songs, others read poems) – so long as they stick to the 2 minute or less requirement.
The format of the event is a really fun (and open) one: each speaker is give 2 minutes to answer the prompt. They can use whatever format they like, so long as they stay within the 2 minute timeline. In addition to just a spoken presentation, others in the past have performed: a poem, a song, created a video. Heck, one presenter even did a live video display of his double jointed arm (which drove the crowd crazy, so you know).
To date, this was by far the most amazing opening act for 20×2 I’ve ever seen. Jeff Solin had a camera positioned above a small stool, which projected a view of his hand onto the main screen.
I’ve had the privilege of participating in all of the Chicago versions of 20×2, and I’ve had a blast every single time. The participants are always drawn from a wide range of experiences and backgrounds, and you never know what to expect: some folks will do presentations, some will perform songs, you never know what you might see.
Happy to announce that I’ll be participating again in 20×2 Chicago, a super fun event where 20 creatives are given 2 minutes to answer the same question. I’ve had the good fortune to participate in several of the Chicago events, and it’s always incredibly interesting to see how folks decide to go about interpreting/addressing the prompt. It’s up to each…
For my presentation, I answered the question of “Where Are We” by trying to track down all the different Felix Jungs out there in the world, using Facebook. My original goal was to gather as much information as I could on each Felix – and make a presentation on the similarities and differences within our lives.
For my talk, I answered the “Where Are We” question by looking up all the various Felix Jungs I could find on Facebook. I noted where we all are as I found a total of 82 other Felix Jungs. We’re all over the map, in places like Burma and Costa Rica but there’s about 45 Felix Jungs in Germany.
I’m delighted to announce that I’m participating once more in 20×2 Chicago, a fun event where 20 people are asked to answer the same question in two minutes. Our prompt this time is Where are we?, and to make things even better… Ben is going to be one of the participants as well!
Last September, I asked folks to tell me about friendship and betrayal, using just one sentence. It was an anonymous form, and I got a good number of submissions from all over (Facebook, Twitter, etc).
On Saturday, I got to participate in 20×2 Chicago (where twenty speakers get only two minutes to answer the same question). The question changes from event to event, but our prompt this time around was: How Could you?
This Saturday I’ll be taking the stage with 19 other presenters, each of us tasked with answering the question: How Could You? We’re allowed to answer this question however we see fit (a story, a song, interpretive dance) with just one condition: we only have two minutes each.
20×2 is an event where 20 creatives are brought together, and each person tasked with answering the same question in only two minutes. The question changes, event to event, but the format remains the same: speakers are given free reign as to how they choose to answer the prompt: some use multimedia, others create songs – each presenter approaches the question in a different way.
I woke up this morning to find a comment left on blog: it was from MJ Kim, who was the mother in one of the Flickr photos I used in my 20×2 presentation. What a random and lovely surprise! Turns out, she knows some of the 20×2 folks to boot. How random is that? In case you missed the Chicago…
I had heard about the song Fuck You! by Cee Lo Green before now, but here’s an embarassing secret: I hadn’t actually listened to the song until this weekend. During 20×2 Chicago, one of the other presenters was Ricky Carmona, who spoke (and sang) about this song. He was pretty passionate about it, and gave a really energized performance. After…
On Friday, I was proud to be one of the folks invited to participate in 20×2, a presentation format where 20 people are all asked to answer the same question. The catch? Each person only has 2 minutes on stage. En route to Martyrs’, right around Logan and Western, we realized we had a flat tire. We ended up ditching…