I was out of town during the 75th Anniversary Celebration of the Golden Gate Bridge, but I did catch the tweet that @dspark shared of this video. What a show! I can’t even imagine the planning behind this phenomenal production. Congrats Red, you don’t look a day over 21!
A few months ago, Julie Crabill planted a seed that I ignored for a while. I decided recently that it was time to give some attention to that seed and see what it was all about. I had a meeting a few weeks ago with Caroline Moriarity-Sacks, Director of INFORUM at The Commonwealth Club of California, and am happy to announce that I am joining the INFORUM Board of Directors as the Programming Co-Chair. I’ll be focused on creating fun and engaging experiences YOU would want to attend. I mean, it’s what I do best, right?
If you’re not familiar with INFORUM, you should be! INFORUM is the fastest growing division of The Commonwealth Club, as well as one of the largest professional groups for people in their 20’s and 30’s in the Bay Area. The numbers this past year have increased significantly and I’m going to tell all of you ‘early adopters’ to check it out if you haven’t already.
INFORUM produces events across numerous verticals including business, culture, environment, food, politics, media, tech and science, so there’s something for everyone! Recent speakers include Spike Lee, Reid Hoffman, Jaime Oliver, Gavin Newsom, and Michael Minna. Recent topics that have been covered include Doing Business in China, Soldiers Back from Iraq, Urban Singles, Hot Young Chefs, Online Personas, The State of the Arts in San Francisco, and Middle East History 101. Surely SOMETHING on that list interests you.
To stay in the know about what’s coming up, you have a few options:
- Become a member of INFORUM to receive discounted ticket prices, invites to member only events and be first to know what’s coming up!
- Follow INFORUM on Twitter at @INFORUMsf for upcoming event info, quick tidbits and local highlights.
- Friend us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/INFORUMsf. Check out who else ‘likes’ us, detailed info on events and share your thoughts on what events you’d like to attend.
- Join our group on LinkedIn to professionally connect with other members.
You can also purchase tickets to the next event on December 1, How To Get Your Holiday Squeeze On: Sex & Dating in SF. Who’s bringing the mistletoe?
Things have been crazy the past few weeks. And by crazy, I mean AWESOME! After being with Mashable for 14 months, it was definitely time for a change. I’m very thankful for my time there as I learned a lot about things to do and things NOT to do as well as had an opportunity to plan events like Mashable Connect at Walt Disney World and host the biggest event at SXSW. But that’s all in the past.
So what’s next for me?
I took a few weeks to think about what it is that I want to do. As word got out that I was ‘available for hire,’ I had multiple companies contacting me about work. I took a very selective approach and was honest about my thoughts with those companies. While I wondered if I was passing up what could have been very close to my ideal job at a dream company, deep down I knew what I needed to do and that was to venture out on my own.
That’s right, I’m doing my own thing and am amazed at the conversations and potential clients already in the works, not to mention the companies I’ve already signed on with for event work:
If you know me well, you know that I have some AMAZING things in the works that I can’t tell you about…yet. I will let you know that I’m super excited about the people I’m working with who are all people I admire as they are leaders in their industries.
And yes, I’m lining up new clients so definitely reach out if you’re interested in working with me.
Oh, and stay tuned for a BIG…I’m talking HUGE announcement in the next few weeks. One that’s sure to knock your socks off. </teaser>