These community presentations/discussions help educate the public about water issues and generate enthusiasm for upcoming Poudre Heritage Alliance programs and events such as the annual Poudre Pour. We are open to hosting these events at breweries, coffee shops, restaurants, and other local establishments.
Scheduling: Typically, Pub Talks occur once a month, with a higher frequency of events June through September as a lead up to the Poudre Pour. We prefer to schedule pub talks on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evenings to gain the best possible audience, but we are flexible depending on your space and scheduling needs.
Educational content: PHA will line up a speaker for your Pub Talk, unless you have a specific topic or person in mind already—either way works. Sometimes pub talks are filmed for educational purposes, so please let us know if that will be an issue. (Check out our website for past talks.)
Facility space: Separate rooms/facility spaces are ideal for pub talks, but having access to the general public throughout the establishment can work great as well. PHA asks for reserved space for the speaker and seating for at least 20 people. Some speakers like to use presentation slides, so having the option for a projector/screen is preferred but not required. Other speakers bring handouts, which we will distribute with the partner organization’s approval. If there is an on-site sound system available, that is the preferred option but PHA does have a portable speaker unit with microphone if needed.
Marketing/Promotions: PHA will promote the Poudre Pour and the Pub Talks on our blog, eNews, and social media. We ask that every program partner accept PHA’s invitation to co-host the pub talk event on Facebook and share it to their page. PHA will also create poster/flyers for partners to help promote and distribute.
Donations: Pub Talk venues generally donate a portion of their monetary proceeds from the evening/afternoon during the talk to help defray administrative and material costs to PHA. Some partners offer incentives or prizes to Pub Talk attendees, such as free beer tokens. All these options help support PHA’s charitable fundraising and outreach goals as a nonprofit organization.