Dara Barlin

published How To Host A Party in Sweet Spot Parties 2012-08-03 23:30:00 -0400

"Sweet Spot" Party Host Kits

The following kits provided are guides to support your group in having a successful "Sweet Spot" party.  

Please let our community know when and where your party will be by clicking here!   


If you would like to host a small party involving 3-10 people… click here to download the "Sweet Spot Small Party Host Kit".


If you would like to host a BIG party involving 11 people or more click here to download the "Sweet Spot Big Party Host Kit" here and the Big Party Worksheet here.  


If you are an educator who would like to engage students in answering these questions (while building collaboration, leadership and analysis skills) click here to download the "Educator Host Kit", including lesson plan, student guides and worksheet.


If you are having difficulty downloading any of the party host kits, please email us at question@abigproject.org and we will get you the information you need fast!  


Note: These kits are meant to be guidlines, and not hard rules.  You may modify the guidelines however best meets your needs.  However, to be included in the world-wide analysis or to be eligible for eco-friendly prizes you must provide your group's top answers to the four global questions at www.abigproject.org/answers by September 20th!**  



Additional Resources

To download a "Sweet Spot" Party Host Kit in another language, please click on the tab above in your language and click on the appropriate link. (We are currently working to translate host kits in as many languages as possible. We are an ALL volunteer team. If you do not see a host kit in your language and are willing to help us translate, please contact dcrawford83@gmail.com.) 


 Videos from "Sweet Spot" parties held recently!

"Sweet Spot" NYC  August 9, 2012

More footage will be added to video as parties around the world are held!


 *To see if there's a party already near you that you can attend, click here!  






published Party Announcements in Sweet Spot Parties 2012-07-22 19:58:07 -0400

published How do I get started? in FAQ 2012-07-22 19:38:10 -0400

How do I get started?


Sign up at www.abigproject.org by clicking on “Join Us” and we’ll send you information.   

published What are "Sweet Spot" Parties? in FAQ 2012-07-22 19:33:08 -0400

What are "Sweet Spot" Parties?


People around the world (in over 67 countries!) are hosting parties to help us discover where our world’s “Sweet Spot” is.  The main event at each party will be focused on having guests break into small group conversations (of 2-6 people each) and finding agreement as to their own top answers to the four vital questions described below.  Party hosts are also encouraged to embellish the event by throwing in any additional fun party activities that interest them, such as live bands, dancing, art exhibitions, interactive games, break-dance exposes, karaoke, jam sessions, craft-making, speed dating, beat-boxers, etc. Whatever floats your boat!

What is the deadline for hosting and submitting information from the parties?


All parties must be held AND information from the parties submitted by September 20th, 2012.

published How big are the “Sweet Spot” Parties? in FAQ 2012-07-22 19:25:25 -0400

What do I need to do to get started?


Sign up at www.abigproject.org by clicking on “Join Us” and we’ll send you information.   

published Who can host a "Sweet Spot" party? in FAQ 2012-07-22 19:23:59 -0400

Who can host a "Sweet Spot" party?


ANYONE can host a Sweet Spot Party.  You don’t need experience or money – we’ll teach you how to do it for very little money or for free!!!  All you need to do is sign up as a “Spark” (party host) on our homepage website and we’ll provide you with more information on how to get started. Just click here to sign up!  However you only have between August 15 and September 20 to host the party… so you should probably get started on the planning right away!! 

published What happens after the party? in FAQ 2012-07-22 19:22:22 -0400

What happens after the party?


All of the answers that people come up with at the parties will be downloaded into a giant global database.  We will take the answers from around the world, and analyze them to find out which ideas emerge consistently across all communities… thus finding our world’s “Sweet Spot”.   Then, we will call on creative people everywhere to set off a global explosion of art and music expressing the ideas in our Sweet Spot in a way that reaches the hearts and minds of people everywhere.  That art and music renaissance will occur on December 20th, 2012.

published What is the world’s “Sweet Spot”? in FAQ 2012-07-22 18:47:00 -0400

What is the world's "Sweet Spot"?


The world’s Sweet Spot is our common place of agreement.  A place where people across geographical, religious, economic, political and socio-cultural contexts all agree the world could be better. 

published FAQ in Sweet Spot Parties 2012-07-22 18:45:00 -0400

published Sweet_questions in FAQ 2012-07-22 18:28:00 -0400

What are the four "Sweet Spot" Party Questions?

Everyone at the party will be asked to answer the four following vital questions…


If the world as it currently exists were to radically shift tomorrow, and we had an opportunity to recreate the world…

  • What would you NOT want to continue from this world?
  • What WOULD you want to continue from this world?
  • What could people do differently now to help us get to that better world?
  • What is one thing that you would be willing to do differently to help get us to that world?

published Sweet Spot Parties 2012-07-22 18:01:36 -0400

"Sweet Spot" Parties Around the Planet!

This month, people in more than 86 countries are going to be hosting “Sweet Spot” parties! 

Do you want to join the fun?

Have a great night with your friends. Be a part of something BIG! And help the world, which is ripe for change, figure out what our better world could look like.   

What are “Sweet Spot” Parties?

"Sweet Spot" parties can be small gatherings of friends or dinner parties, house parties, big events, a cool class project, a dorm-room activity, a networking event topic, a speed-dating question prompter or a lunch break with colleagues at work.  Some may have music and dancing, some may have art and performance, some may have powerpoint presentations.  The one central element is that party guests answer and come to consensus on their top answers to the following questions:

If the world as it currently exists were to radically shift tomorrow, and we had an opportunity to recreate the world…

  • What would you NOT want to continue from this world?
  • What WOULD you want to continue from this world?
  • What could people do differently now to help us get to that world?
  • What is one thing that you will do differently now to help us get to that world?
On December 20, 2012, we will set off a global renaissance of music and art expressing the common themes that emerge from the conversations. Together we will reach people's hearts, inspire innovative projects and move the world one step closer to a home we all feel better about living in. 

Want to learn How to Host A Sweet Spot Party? Click here.  

Have more questions about “Sweet Spot” Parties? Click here to see our Frequently Asked Questions.

  Find out what “Sweet Spot” parties are in your city or announce that you are hosting your own party by clicking here !

published Registration - Russian in Pусский 2012-07-07 17:37:49 -0400

Registration - Russian

Добро пожаловать!
Нам нужны добровольцы прямо сейчас, чтобы помочь распространению информации о нашем проекте, и нам нужна ваша помощь! Готовы ли вы отправить сообщение этим летом  людям в вашей сети, приглашая их принять участие в беседе на четыре вопроса проекта? Если да, пожалуйста сначала введите контактную информацию ниже, и ответьте  на последующие вопросы, чтобы помочь нам понять, кaк вы будете делиться своими сообщениями.

После каждого ответа, пожалуста нажмите на кнопку ( Next Question)  чтобы продолжить.

Большое спасибо!

published Pусский 2012-07-07 17:05:00 -0400


Люди из более чем 97 стран ответили на четыре вопроса, определяющих их видение лучшего мира.  После первого анализа ответов мы увидели, что во всех регионах мира постоянно повторялись три главных слова (в порядке их значимости): ПОМОГИТЕ   -   ЖИЗНЬ    -   ИЗМЕНИТЬ.  Сегодня творческие люди всей планеты готовятся к тому, чтобы начать Глобальное возрождение искусства и музыки, которое состоится 20 декабря, чтобы помочь изменить жизнь к лучшему. Присоединяйтесь к нам.


Художники, музыканты и творческие люди всего мира:



Создайте собственные произведения искусства или музыки:

Зарегистрируйтесь здесь, чтобы помочь своим творчеством Глобальному возрождению искусства - 2012.

Мы представим ваши работы на веб-сайтах, выставках, радио, телевидении, в блогах, журналах и других местах для того, чтобы ваши произведения обязательно увидели, услышали и почувствовали люди во всем мире. 

Нажмите здесь, чтобы узнать больше. 

Нажмите здесь, чтобы зарегистрироваться и помочь своим творчеством Глобальному возрождению искусства и музыки - 2012.


Ответьте на 4 вопроса, чтобы поделиться своим видением лучшего мира.

Если вам хочется поделиться своим видением лучшего мира в словесной форме, то мы продолжаем принимать ответы на четыре глобальных вопроса, определяющих наше коллективное видение лучшего мира...

Нажмите здесь, чтобы ответить на четыре глобальных вопроса.


Другие способы участия:

Стань партнером

Нажмите здесь, если вы НПО, корпорация или известная личность, желающая стать нашим партнером. 


Устрой вечеринку

Щелкните здесь, если вы хотели бы ответить на эти четыре вопроса вместе со своими друзьями, устроив вечеринку под названием «Сладкая точка».



Нажмите здесь, если вы преподаватель и хотите ответить на четыре глобальных вопроса или создать произведения искусства со своим классом!


Приобрети наши товары

Помогите нам распространить этот призыв.  Нажмите здесь, чтобы купить футболку, кружку, сумку или другие крутые вещи с надписью «ПОМОГИТЕ ИЗМЕНИТЬ ЖИЗНЬ». (ВСЕ доходы от продажи пойдут на обмен искусством, музыкой и идеями, созданными по всему миру для Глобального возрождения, которое состоится 20-го декабря.) 

commented on Fire-starter blog 2012-06-15 17:03:33 -0400 · Flag
The newest version of the potential partners powerpoint has a slide on our theory of change. I think it is a powerful way to talk about how our project can translate to action. I’m wondering if it makes sense to add this on as a tab on the website. What do you think? I think the ppt also describes what happens after Dec 20th… from our own perspective… but we don’t yet have a plan for what happens to the art itself. Maybe we could talk to potential partners who might be interested in using the artwork moving forward?

answered 2012-06-05 13:37:57 -0400
Q: Please add up all of your points and enter the total here:
A: 10

Reactions Survey

In our last message, we asked you to reach out and try to get some of your friends, neighbors and family to come to our website to pledge their networks. Now we want to find out how it went!  Get a pen and piece of paper ready, we're going to ask you to do some math to calculate how many points you get based on the reactions you received.   



published Volunteer in Educators 2012-04-27 23:38:46 -0400

Would you like to volunteer your time, not just your networks? (Fill out the form below)

If you would like to volunteer your time to support A Big Project (in addition to pledging your networks), please review the many ways you can contribute to helping us reach our goals below.  Then fill in the form at the bottom of this page and write in the comment box which area(s) you would like to focus your volunteer efforts. We'll get back to you as soon as we can to connect you with our team and get you involved!!

1. Help convince others that they should pledge their own networks  (MOST IMPORTANT RIGHT NOW!)

2. Help translate project materials into other languages

3. Write, blog or support editing for the project

4.  Make a video for the project

5. Support traditional and social media outreach for the project

6. Support technology development (i.e. app development, game programming, website coding, etc.)

7. Help coordinate volunteers

8. Do online data entry (to support those in areas with low access to technology)

9. Create BIG art or music based on the ideas in the “Sweet Spot” – the place where all of our visions for a better world overlap (This will happen in the autumn of 2012). Note: Art and music include any form of artistic expression, including painting, photographs, song writing, dancing, poetry, sculpturing, plays, narrative, etc. 

10. Help raise money and find other types of resources around the world to accomplish our goals. 

11. Other ways you’d like to support the project, please let us know!

published Registrazione e Info in Italiano 2012-05-06 22:06:00 -0400

Registrazione e Info


Stiamo reclutando persone per aiutare a diffondere la parola del nostro progetto, e abbiamo bisogno del vostro aiuto!   Siete disposti quest’estate a inviare un messaggio alla gente della vostra comunità  , invitandoli a partecipare ad un dibattito sulle quattro domande? Se è si, per prima cosa bisogna fornire le informazioni richieste qui sotto, e rispondere alle domande successive per aiutarci a capire con chi sarà condiviso  il nostro messaggio.
Grazie mille.

Per ulteriori informazioni, clicca qui per leggere le domande solitamente richieste circa la nostra rete Kindling

published اخبر معارفك in العربية 2012-05-06 10:24:25 -0400

اخبر معارفك


نحن الاان نقوم بالبحث عن كل من له استعداد لنشر معلومات حول المشروع و نعبر عن حاجتنا لتلقي المساعدة منك. هل انت على استعداد لبعث الرسائل الى معارفك هذا الصيف لتدعوهم للمشاركة في الحوار حول اربعة اسئلة؟ اذا كان جوابك نعم فمن فضلك قم بادخل معلوماتك الخاصة في الاسفل حتى نستطيع الاتصال بك  و  اجب عن بعض الاسئلة لمساعدتنا على معرفة مع من ستتقاسم الرسالة.

شكرا جزيلا

للمزيد من المعلومات المرجو الضغط هنا لمعاينة الاسئلة الشائعة

published Pledge Landing in العربية 2012-04-28 01:42:19 -0400

رسالة رد
هل لديك للاستعداد للتطوع من اجل "مشروع كبير"؟ ليس فقط دعوة معارفك. اذا كان جوابك نعم اضغط هنا.

اذا كان جوابك لا فشكرا على دعمك و على اطلاق الشرارة. معارفك سيسعدوننا على اطلاق شرارة الامل حول العالم. سنتصل بك قريبا لنخبرك عن حجم شبكاتنا و عن الكيفية التي سنستخدم بها شبكة معارفك لاطلاق شرارة التطور.

خارج المرسى,
عضو فريق تاجيج النيران التابع ل "مشروع كبير"
"السفينة في المرسى تكون امنة و لكن ليس هذا هو الهدف الذي تبنى من اجله السفن"
-دجون شيد

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