Here are just a few of the key people who organized SOAK*2018
Regional Contacts help local Burners connect with each other while bringing Burning Man principles and culture into our local community. They oversee all official regional events, including SOAK.
Regional Contacts: Porn Star + Ice Queen + Ghostess
Producers wrangle all of the things. In addition to budgeting, event planning, and working with vendors, they manage and support all of the individual team leads.
Associate Producers: HugBoss + Pablovex
Ambassadors welcomes participants to the event, staffs the Info Booth, and manages Lost + Found.
Leads: Touchy + Mega
Volunteer with Ambassadors!
Art: encourages and registers art projects, promotes art at our events and, depending on Artist need, liaisons with SOAK departments and the art grant committee.
Leads: Sepia + Grimm
The liaison guides HeArt Support, a boots-on-the-ground team responsible for art signage, installing the mural space at the barn, and assisting creativity onsite. Volunteer with HeArt Support!
Box Office manages ticket processing & shipping, vehicle badges, canine attendee badges, and will-call.
Leads: Chew Toy + Bobo
Volunteer with Box Office!
D’Corps designs and produces theme-specific, event-wide decor in the months & weeks leading up to event, sets up decor and signage at the event, and takes it down at the end.
Volunteer with D’Corps!
Department of Public Works (DPW) manages transportation, set-up and takedown of SOAK infrastructure (trash fence, civic signage, etc.), and event site improvement.
Leads: Hatchet + Cupcake
Volunteer with DPW!
Gate staffs the event entrance and perimeter, manages wristbands, performs vehicle searches, manages traffic in and out of event, and directs event exodus.
Leads: Nipple + Spraypaint
Volunteer with Gate!
Hospitality provides on-site support to the other departments with snacks, drinks, and a volunteer potluck.
Volunteer with Hospitality!
Ice manages ice sales at the event.
Lead: Ice Queen + Antzy
Volunteer with Ice!
Leave No Trace (LNT) performs post-event cleanup, restoring the event site to its original state (or better).
Volunteer with LNT!
Major Burnable Sculpture (MBS) builds the main burnable sculpture for the event (which typically burns on Saturday), sets-up at event site, and performs burn site cleanup.
Leads: KosherBacon + Jinx
Media manages event PR, the soakpdx.org website and a ream of print jobs, from the Survival Guide to wristbands to stickers.
Leads: Honeybee + Pablovex
Medical assists participants with first aid and basic medical support, and provides support to the professional EMS team.
Lead: Honey Badger
Volunteer with Medical!
Parks & Wrecks handles parking lot management and controls traffic flow.
Leads: Coco + Captain Linux
Volunteer with Parks & Wrecks!
Pathlighters creates pathway & civic lighting design, and performs onsite setup, management and takedown.
Placement is responsible for theme camp liaisoning and coordination as well as event layout.
Leads: BlindSpot + Ceres + Joshy + Firefly + Red Wizard
Power and Comms holds the keys to the internet and helps prevent volunteers from having to scream across the property.
Leads: Brandon + Not-A-Cop
Rangers handles community safety and burn perimeter patrol. Rangers have a willingness to help others, mediate, and educate.
Leads: Sinamox + Hazelnut
Volunteer with Rangers!
Sanctuary provides a safe, quiet space and supportive care for participants who are not in medical danger.
Leads: Likewise + Juliana
Volunteer Coordinator communicates with volunteers and helps them get connected to departments of interest.