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Claremont McKenna College’s Pirate Palooza ’24

Claremont McKenna College’s Pirate Palooza ’24 Production management Crew staffing Site development Permits Project Management
A Celebration of Campus Community
Claremont McKenna College’s Pirate Palooza ’24
Experience Dates:

04/27/24

Case Study

For the 6th year, Kingdom of Mind returned to Claremont McKenna College to produce the annual end-of-year concert for the students of the Claremont Colleges. Each year, the event is optimized by implementing lessons learned from previous iterations, student feedback, and the requirements of campus stakeholders. The voice of the students is a guiding force for this event to engineer an experience that will resonate with the community.

Claremont McKenna College’s Pirate Palooza ’24

Overview

Seen as an opportunity for the student body to come together for a final hurrah, Pirate Palooza is the last event of the school year. Representatives from the student government, Dean of Students Office, and university facilities team were all involved in the project development and execution. Kingdom of Mind project managed the event, advocating for the requirements of each of these groups and finding budgetary, resource, safety, and logistical solutions that left all feeling understood while delivering a seamless event.

Services Provided:

Project Management, Production & Site Design, Production Management, Site Management, Procurement, Budget Management, Vendor Management

Claremont McKenna College’s Pirate Palooza ’24

Solutions:

Project Management
Weekly project meetings and project documentation was produced for the project team - made up of aligned student government and Dean of Students representatives.
Production Management
The stage design was developed with student input. KOM obtained competitive rates from vendors in order to maximize production value.
Site Management
CAD map was created to visualize the event layout and prioritize attendee flow and safety. Site visits were held with facilities, student, and Dean of Students leads present to provide input.
Permitting
KOM led the permitting process to ensure a safe production experience with the required permits in place from local authorities for tenting, staging, and site needs.
Claremont McKenna College’s Pirate Palooza ’24
Brian Weir Phenomenal job by your entire crew. So appreciative of your collaborative approach and top notch professionalism.
Brian Weir
Claremont McKenna College, Director of Public Safety & Emergency Management
Claremont McKenna College’s Pirate Palooza ’24
Mentorship
As with all of Kingdom of Mind's university shows, the team approached Pirate Palooza with the perspective that as important as the final event production deliverable is the learning experience the students have along the way in exploring the field of event production. With this, the KOM worked collaboratively with student organizers to make decisions together deliver the best event experience for the campus community.

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