[Draft] The Optimists Thriving Guide (un)Conference: A Co-created week long event gathering voices from the ecosystem

S4 Intent: Intent 4 - governance accessibility

Proposed Mission: The Optimists Thriving Guide (un)Conference: A Co-created week long event gathering voices from the ecosystem.

Proposal Tier: Ember

Baseline grant amount: 21,000 OP

*Besides the 21,000 OP, we are requesting ideas and cocreators from the ecosystem who want to present, demo, and talk within the Optimism Foundation, OP Labs, and the Optimism Collective along the way. We will facilitate and also pull in from the experts.

% of total available Intent Budget: 0.7%

Please check here if access to upfront capital is a barrier to completing your Mission and you would like to be considered for a small upfront cash grant: Yes

Alliance name: Content Guild

Alliance Lead: Gaia Dadabit

Contact info: Website: https://contentguild.xyz/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/dadabit , Discord: dadabit, Email: gayesoykok@dadabit.com, Telegram: dadabit

L2 recipient address: oeth:0x8B59900dE08F39f6f547EACB94a79a8847AFE22D

Please list the members of your Alliance and link to any previous work:

  • Cool horse Girl admin, comms event curation, and hosting
  • Gaia Dadabit - admin, event curation, and hosting
  • Pedro Parrachia Content, event curation, and hosting
  • Emma - community and article club sessions
  • Frisson - admin, marketing strategy
  • Naomi - Content, event curation, and hosting
  • Kyler - admin, Comms, event curation and hosting
  • Tommy - visuals, podcast and marketing

Please explain how this Mission will help accomplish the above Intent:

A vibrant and engaging conference will be organized around the most sought-after topics, ensuring participants’ interests are at the forefront.

  • curated around the tropics of governance, regenerative finance public goods
  • fostering a sense of unity
  • and serving as a platform for community-driven discussions (unconference).

Additionally, the events will leave a lasting impact by creating on-demand content that can be accessed anytime.

Our alliance will organize, facilitate and deliver the conference, unconference and content.

What makes your Alliance well-suited to execute this Mission?

All our members have been doing content, community, and gatherings for several ecosystems.

Some examples:

Delegation week

On-chain summit

How should Token House delegates measure progress towards this Mission?

All work items will be posted publicly, merging accountability with engagement and embodying the spirit of building in public. Preparations include:

  • Plan for the work
  • A notion page dedicated to the event
  • A Miro board that drives
  • Crm for the event
  • Schedule for the event
  • Content Index
  • Content pieces sent out from Content guild and readyy sent out Optimism Collective.
  • A full list of all content on https://optimism.mirror.xyz/
  • A library of on demand post event content to be hosted on Optimism channels

Please list the critical milestone(s) that should be tracked to determine if you should receive your grant in one year:

Critical Milestone: All deliverables completed by November 20th, including:

  • Benchmark 1 - Plan of execution by July 20th, 2023
  • Benchmark 2 - Speakers and Schedule is ready by August 20th, 2023
  • Benchmark 3 - Execution of the event by week commencing September 4th, 2023
  • Benchmark 4 - Post content is ready by Season Finale.

How should badge holders measure impact upon completion of this Mission?

of attendees and engagement

Positive sentiment from a survey sent out

of on-demand content accessible

Breakdown of Mission budget request:

  • Admin: planning & preparation of the events 3000
  • Comms: Reach out to the ecosystem, public content, and communication 3000
  • Post-production of sound, video, and written content 5000
  • Facilitation on the week 10000

I confirm that my grant will be subject to clawback for failure to execute on critical milestones: Yes.

I confirm that I have read and understand the grant policies: Yes

I understand that I will be required to provide additional KYC information to the Optimism Foundation to receive this grant: Yes

I understand that I will be expected to follow the public grant reporting requirements outlined here: Yes

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Few questions we have been asked and the answers. Thank you Katie <3

Here are two events the team has run

And On-Chain Summit



There might be a situation the intent 4 falls under “no - sale” rule.

Currently trying to find this out, and if so a portion of the funds can be liquid for the team.

Clarified : our proposal will wall under builders grant which is subject to 1 year lock up rule.

For our proposal we will need to be considered for cash upfront to execute.

Here is the relevant part answered in our proposal

Hi @dadabit! Wanted to make sure you were aware of the Optimism Season 4 Pitching Sessions to help find the 4 delegate approvals you’ll need by this Wednesday at 19:00 GMT for your proposal to move to a vote.

These sessions are happening in Discord on Monday, 26.06 2pm ET / 6pm GMT / 8pm CET and Tuesday, 27.06 11am ET / 3pm GMT / 5pm CET.

You can sign-up here!

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Thank you so much @lavande - We are in <3

7th order today - in the evening we will talk about our suggestion and the team

Cool proposal! I have a process query though

I understood that missions were to be completed within season 4 ~20 Sept, &/or that funding would only apply to work delivered within S4?

Mentioned this on another mission proposal and asked if proposed timelines could be accelerated. But perhaps I misunderstood @lavande can you clarify?

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Thank you @lee0007
We can change the timeline, as there is no material difference to execution.
Thank you for higlighting.

We can deliver the event in week commencing September 4th , starting the planning on July.

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