Speed – Friending

Something I’m organizing…

Date: Saturday, March 24th, 2007
Time: 19:00
Location: the office pub
Cost: €5 (proceeds go to the Styrian Children’s Cancer Society)
Description:
Speed-Friending is a fun variation on the “speed dating” model with the intentions of simply meeting new friends in Graz!

We’re just looking to support the International community of Graz – Austrians and others alike. Find a pal to play tennis with, a mate to go for movies with, or just widen your network of friends!

With support from the Anglo-Austrian Circle

How does it work?
You check in with registration, and then we assign you a random starting station number as a Mover or Stationer. That will also be your raffle number. Until we fill all the stations, you can chat with your first speed-friend buddy, mingle around and grab a drink. Once we’re ready to start, we’ll ask everyone to go back to their stations.The bell will signal for Movers to move to the next station – quick! Then you get four minutes to chat it up with your new buddy.

The idea is to just have a short conversation with each person. You’ll get a sheet of paper with the station numbers to “take notes” on your chat buddies. When the Speed-Friending is over, you can continue your conversations at the bar and hang out all night!

Throughout the game, we’ll also be drawing station numbers for raffle prizes. You could win a pair of tickets to the movies or a show, or free time at a sports center – all prizes you can share with your new found friends.

Afterwards, we’ll send out an email with everyone’s first name, original station number & email address from registration. (Of course you have the option not to release your information if you choose.) Easy enough!

Pre-Registration
To help us plan to accommodate you and your friends for Speed-Friending, send us your name/email to speed-friending’at’hotmail.com. For more detailed information and our flyer click here to download it as pdf-file!

It’s our first time doing this, so we cannot make any guarantees. Be sure to arrive early!

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