Meet, Eat and Geek with Us - Charity Speed Networking at COSI
There are two things we know for sure about networking events; they're often boring and it can be hard to start a conversation. If you haven't noticed a pattern by now, let us assure you...we have it covered. But before we explain how, let's explain the why.
Search Engine Guide and Small Business Marketing Unleashed are about bringing knowledge and education to people who need it, but get overlooked. It's what we do. It's who we are. The same thing holds true for COSI's Community Access program. This program makes COSI family passes available to low-income and at risk families in central Ohio for just $20 a year. The program is all about making sure these families have access to a world class science center and a fun, safe place to learn.
That's why we're partnering with COSI for our second charity networking event. The event is open to the public and $20 gets you in the door for a night of food, fun, networking and geek toys. Of course you'll need to bring some extra cash or your credit cards so you can bid on the great items in our silent auction as well. 100% of tickets and silent auction bids will be donated to COSI's Community Access program.
What: Search Engine Guide's Speed Networking Unleashed!
Where: COSI (Center of Science and Industry)
When: Sunday, September 21st. 7pm - 11pm
Who: Anyone who would like to join us for a night of networking and fun
How Much: $20 at the door
Want to come? RSVP to Vickie Evans to save your space.
The Venue - COSI
We're planning our Charity Speed Networking event at COSI, the Center of Science and Industry in Columbus. Now, we know in many parts of the country, science museum = boring, but not here in the Buckeye state. COSI is a science museum, but it's also a big giant playground of crazy amounts of fun. If Mr. Wizard met Mickey Mouse and they put their heads together, they still wouldn't have come up with a place as fun as COSI.
We've rented out the Gadgets exhibit just for you and we'll be spending four hours meeting, playing and eating there. We're throwing a full-on picnic complete with burgers, brats, watermelon, potato salad and brownies. (And yes, there will be alcohol too.) But it doesn't end there...
The Fun - Speed Networking
The most popular part of our charity event is the speed networking. If you're familiar with speed dating, you'll quickly catch on to speed networking. We'll line attendees up on either side of a row of tables and give them three minutes to pick someone's brain before setting off a buzzer and forcing them to move along to the next person.
You'll meet and greet twenty attendees in an hour, giving you a chance to quickly find folks with common interest. You'll also be able to walk into the conference Monday morning having already made some personal connections with speakers and attendees.
Don't want to miss the fun? Great! Please RSVP to Vickie Evans to save your space.