Starting at 11 AM on Sat, Oct. 13, the 2018 Denver DeCOmp was an all day long event with full sound stages, fire performers and aerialists, live painting, art cars, photo booths, workshops, food trucks, full bars, and more!
Denver DeCOmp 2018 was located at a new location, Fox St. Compound, a huge non-profit resource and art gallery space.
Volunteer participation was encouraged throughout the planning and ticket sales process. Volunteer shifts were marketed as a beautiful way to get involved and meet other radical people in the community, as well as receive a discounted volunteer ticket priced at $5. Volunteers were also invited to mingle with the other movers, shakers, and makers at the DeCOmp Volunteer Appreciation Party, which occurred on Fri, Oct. 12, the evening before the event.
Despite some challenges (see full report), in the end the planning committee team pulled together and delivered an event that was well received by the community (based on anecdotal evidence and post event surveys). Our team connected well as a group and worked hard to overcome many obstacles right up to the event date, embodying the principles of Communal Effort, Participation, Immediacy, and Civic Responsibility. About 80% of the core team plan to return in a planning capacity next year and Sante will return as event lead. Planning meetings will start in late winter.
● The synergy amongst the members of the planning committee team. Best team to date. Awesome communication, creativity, caring, passion, and follow through. Great chemistry as well.
● The most art grants for artists and performers were awarded to date of the Denver Decompression.
● We left the venue cleaner than we found it. Roughly 80% (or 750 gallons) of our waste was recycled from the event. LNT recommendations were communicated throughout the sales process leading up to the event.
● Tickets were purchased through givebacktickets.com, which provides an awesome benefit of donating a percentage of ticket sales back to our choice of local groups.