2016: Questions for the Community

2024 — We’re Back!! Forums General Topics 2016: Questions for the Community

  • Creator
  • #1951

    Now that we’ve got a lot more people’s contact information, it would be a great time to ask everyone what they want from InDidjInUs.  In the coming weeks, we’ll finish up this survey and send it out.  I want to hear from everyone, no matter how old/young you are, how many times you’ve gone, no matter how little or how much you have to say.  This will be the greatest opportunity yet for the community to communicate their needs to the organizers.

    Let’s not answer the questions here, but let’s figure out what questions we want to ask.

    In no particular order:

    How long have you been attending InDidjInUs?

    Prior to this year’s 2 events, what would you have wanted to see more/less of (facility/kitchen/vending/events/workshops)?

    Prior to this year’s 2 events, what have you liked/disliked (facility/kitchen/vending/events/workshops)?

    How important do you think Prindel Creek Farm to your InDidjInUs experience?

    What does InDidjInUs mean to you?

    How could InDidjInUs be made better?

    How much would you pay to attend another event like this year’s Conference?

    How much would you pay to attend another event like this year’s Festival?

    Do you want 2 events?

    If 2 events continue, which will you attend if you could only choose one?

    If 2 events continue, would you attend both?

    Would you like to have a back to back Conference/Festival (with overlap) over more days (or have a list of format options)?

    How far do you travel to get here?

    How far would you travel?

    What can you give to InDidjInUs in quantifiable work/time/money?

    What can you give to InDidjInUs in other means?

    InDidjInUs has changed over the years, what changes do you like/dislike, what do you think we should change back?

    How important is a family friendly event to you (drugs/alcohol/general safety) why, and how important is it to you?

    Do you do drugs/alcohol at InDidjInUs?

    Do you think you should be able to do drugs/alcohol at InDidjInUs, why, and how important is it to you?

    Importance/duration of jams vs. amplified entertainment and how event specific might that be.

    Importance of organic food vs cost/taste.

    Importance of didge workshops vs non-didge workshops

    Bring your own food vs. catered kitchen vs. community kitchen


    • This topic was modified 7 years, 11 months ago by admin.
    • This topic was modified 7 years, 6 months ago by admin.
    • This topic was modified 7 years, 6 months ago by admin.
Viewing 13 replies - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)
  • Author
  • #1984
    Karen Bishop

    I’d like to add a question that asks if someone is a participant, an organizer, or a performer –  to understand the different perspectives

    Margie Grinnell

    I think this is a good list of questions. As far as the question “Do you do drugs/alcohol at Indidjinus? I was wondering two things: Would the word “use” be a better verb, and should “drugs” be a little more clarified?

    Stacy Sellers

    Great list, Michael. I would add what Karen said and change the wording on one or two questions but I think that’s it. Thanks!

    Ray Lingel

    Great questions. I think you’ve covered it really well.

    Robert K

    Was this survey ever sent out? I think it is a good idea and worth pursuing.



    Not yet. I’ll try to rally the troops soon. With the events over, motivation is hard to come by after working so hard to get this thing going.

    Thanks for the nudge.

    John Watson

    HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!   I / we had decided to get back on to the Indidjinus site early this year to find out what was happening? What the plan is for 2017? Starting a “topic” to help clarify the “membership(s), the fee, the concept the use, the “its not a ticket but an agreement that we share a vested interest in this awesome event!” stuff. I found the list of questions for the survey that never went further so I’m going to start with that. Looking forward to 2017’s event and seeing all the friends I/we’ve made in the 8/3 years we’ve been going! Be well everybody!!!

    Robert K

    Yep. Time to wake up and get moving! Bury the old and start with the new…..

    Or at least come to grips with how to resolve outstanding issues from last year.

    Hey John, PM me and we can exchange emails and maybe get something kick started.

    You did an awesome job last year on the PCF stage brother 🙂



    The small few of us are trying to build the confidence to move forward on this. To me it’s a much more daunting task than last year given the cost overruns from last year. I think we’ll be getting together soon to have a good pep rally and make some decisions that should have been made back in November. We’ll let everyone know something as soon as we know something. That’s the best I can do for now.

    Ray Lingel

    I’m still hoping to see the survey and its results. It’s a new year, and I’m confident that there is enough energy and love in the community to begin putting things back together again.

    Ray Lingel

    So I’ll kick this off. I wrote my response to the Questions back in September, and have been waiting for a call for our answers. Absent that call, here is what I wrote. Some of it is now moot (yay for a single venue!). Knowing that the plan is for Neal Creek again, I would add that I implore people to not divide our energy and divert any of it to Prindel Creek. I loved it there, and would happily go back at some point, but we don’t have the energy to even think about two venues this year. I think I’ll post it on our Facebook site too.

    Wow. This is going to take a while…
    I’ve been attending Indijinus for 6 years. High quality workshops are important to me.I like the vending to be didge focused. A spiritual component is ok, as are other music vendors. But the standard commercial vendors- jewelry, T-shirts, and the like do not belong, imho.
    Prior to this year, there were conflicting and sometimes low-quality workshops. The conflicts bothered me the most, as the ones I want to attend the most were often given at the same time.
    I’m not a vegetarian, but I have seen the kitchen improve its food quality over the years. As a former chef tho, I have ongoing sanitation concerns, especially with having people wash their own dishes in funky water.
    I enjoy Prindel Creek Farm, but I don’t think it is essential. A venue like it is tho. Rural, no cell phones, free style camping.
    Indijinus means the didjeridoo tribe and family and a unique opportunity to steep myself in the community and the caring and the music. For weeks after, I hear didge music in my head, and think constantly about the wonderful people and the overall experience and the new friends I’ve made, and what I’ve learned and the incredible world-class music and the people who perform it. Just writing this chokes me up. It is all so wonderful!
    I’m not sure how it could be made better. This year’s conference was the best ever. It was one amazing experience after another.
    I would be happiest with one event. I can’t attend two, and I feel left out to only attend one if there are two. I chose the conference this year because early on there was no choice. I would be happiest with a melding of the two. Perhaps an additional day to facilitate quality workshops and transitioning into more of the festival for a grand finale.
    I would happily pay $150 for a single event. I would pay more. What is important to me is that the event become and remain viable. The current prices are a bargain! If 2/3 of the attendees fall away because they can’t free load, then the projected expenses should be divided among the expected attendees in order to determine the ticket price.
    If two events continued, I would attend the conference. But I would be very unhappy having to make the choice, because I can only attend one.
    I think charging for the event will take care of the biggest problems that have developed- people who don’t pay and thus don’t help support Indijinus, and partiers who aren’t really into didjeridoo and our tribe, and vendors who try to sell irrelevant crap, and the perennial budget shortfall.
    I’m always willing to do a bit of random volunteer work in the kitchen or wherever. I donate whatever I am able.
    I love that it is a safe and family friendly event!! And I love that no dogs are allowed!
    I don’t think that drugs and alcohol have a place at Indijinus. Maybe discreet legal pot smoking as has been allowed at PCF, but that’s it.
    I think a back to back event covering one or more additional days is a great idea!
    I travel 10-11 hours. 500 miles one way. That’s about my limit.
    As for jams vs amplified music sessions- I thought the conference was perfect. At PCF I have always loved the Teepee and other impromptu jams. So I guess I think both are important.
    I think organic food is important. And it needs to be palatable too. I mostly bring my own food tho, so this is not a top priority for me. I usually eat only three or four meals at the kitchen.
    I think didge workshops are the most important. It’s fine if there are others, but not at the exclusion of any available didge workshop.

    • This reply was modified 7 years, 6 months ago by Ray Lingel.
    • This reply was modified 7 years, 6 months ago by Ray Lingel.
    • This reply was modified 7 years, 6 months ago by Ray Lingel.
    John Watson


    Sorry for slow response but I was in Seattle for the weekend seeing Pam, Tim&Betty< Brother JOhn and generally hanging out. CAn you send me your email address please? john@imps.ca. You dont seem to be in my address book or contact lists.

    Hope all is great!




    Who are you talking to John?

Viewing 13 replies - 1 through 13 (of 13 total)
  • The topic ‘2016: Questions for the Community’ is closed to new replies.