Upcoming Events – Fall 2009

It may be hard to believe, but Labor Day is just around the corner! As we head into the waning days of summer into early autumn, SMC-DC has all the info you’ll need on a number of great events on the horizon. From geek drinks to business conferences, to our own next official meeting in September, here’s the scoop on events near you:

August 13 – Mashable’s #hyatt4good Tweet-Up – Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill

Mashable’s Hyatt4Good Tweet-up tour is coming to DC tonight, at 6:00pm at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill. Visit the link below for more details and RSVP on Eventbrite to attend; tickets are free and there are still plenty remaining!

Information: http://mashable.com/2009/08/06/hyatt4good-denver-la/
Eventbrite: http://hyatt4good-dc.eventbrite.com/

August 14 — Geek Drinks – Science Club

It’s a Canuck invasion! Toronto geeks Sarah Prevette (entrepreneur & startup master) & Erin Bury (community manager extraordinaire) are hosting a #geekdrinks event at Science Club on Friday, August 14th. See the link below to RSVP—the first drink is free!

RSVP: http://guestlistapp.com/events/2973/

August 20 — Social Matchbox Summer Social 2009 – E Street Cinema

The Social Matchbox Social is a great networking opportunity for startups. Featuring a great line-up of speakers, this is one of the preeminent networking events in DC. See the Social Matchbox homepage for more details and register on Eventbrite.

Info: http://socialmatchbox.com
Eventbrite: http://summersocial2009.eventbrite.com/

August 27 – TECH Cocktail – Leftbank DC

It’s time for a summertime TECH cocktail in Washington, D.C.! This is the sixth TECH cocktail in the D.C. area and it is already shaping up to be a good one. RSVP as soon as possible as space is limited.
RSVP: http://techcocktail.com/home/2009/08/09/tech-cocktail-dc-6/

August 29 – TechAdventureDC – Wine Tour

SMC-DC is proud to be sponsoring TechAdventureDC’s summer event, a wine tour to Virginia wineries! This is a must-do event and will be a day to remember. Be sure to visit the TechAdventure home page for details and register now, space is running out!

RSVP: http://www.techadventuredc.com/

September 10 – TwestivalDC – Midtown Loft

Social media can really make an impact for social change. A Twestival is meant to motivate Twitter users to Tweet-Up for a good cause. This happy hour will benefit Miriam’s Kitchen. See the home page for more details on how to register, and more information on Miriam’s Kitchen and how you can help!

RSVP: http://www.amiando.com/DCTwestival.html

September 16 — SMC-DC Kick-Off Meeting at National Press Club – Mainstream Media Using Social Media Tools
Save the date for this terrific event with speakers from the Washington Post, New York Times, Houston Chronicle and more. Details and registration information coming soon!

September 29 — GrowSmartBiz Conference with Wired’s Chris Anderson – Renaissance Hotel

Looking to grow your small business? Then don’t miss the first-ever GrowSmartBiz Conference! Join us on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, at the Renaissance Hotel in Washington, D.C., for a one-day educational conference and networking event featuring renowned small business leaders and well-known industry experts from across the U.S., including keynote speaker Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine and author of The Long Tail.

Information: http://growsmartbusiness.com/small-business-conference/
Reigster: https://guest.cvent.com/EVENTS/Register/IdentityConfirmation.aspx?e=41e08ae3-2ded-4c35-9c3a-67144406dfbe (Use discount code: SMCDC and get 1/2 off registration!!)

October 22 — TWTRCON DC 09 – Grand Hyatt
TWTRCON is a one-day conference focused entirely on the business use and value of Twitter. With a great lineup of speakers including Craigslist’s Craig Newmark and “Twitter for Dummies” author Laura @pistachio Fitton, this looks to be a great event. Register now!

Information: http://twtrcon.com/

Hope you can make it to any or all of these great events, and just let us know if you have questions about any of them.


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