Sunday, June 8, 2008

This Week in Philadelphia (TWIP) for 6-8

The fuse is lit for Ignite Philly
While there may be fewer events this week, what is happening this week packs a lot of punch. There are a lot of events I'm planning to attend this week, but there are two that have me the most excited.

The first is IgnitePhilly, a local version of a meetup format that's been getting some buzz elsewhere and is being kicked off here this week. Those of you who have been following FunWithNetworking for a while know that I like events that break the mold and try new ways of getting people to interact, share ideas, and take action. For IgnitePhilly, a group of 20 or so speakers get 5 minutes each to ignite us with their passion and their ideas, while their 20-slide slide show plays in the background, flashing a new slide every 15 seconds.

I trust this isn't death by PowerPoint, but given the list of speakers lined up I'm thinking this should be an interesting evening.

MAC Alliance logo
The second event is a little more personal, but I think it will be of interest to those of you reading FunWithNetworking and getting the TWIP This Week in Philadelphia feed. I'll give you more details later, but there is going to be a very exciting calendar-related announcement taking place at this Thursday's MAC Alliance 21st Annual Award Luncheon.

(I know, you think it's strange to get excited about a calendar, but I can tell you from personal experience that calendars bring people together, setting the stage for newer and bigger things.)

Monday, 9-Jun

Mid-Atlantic Consultants Network -- 20 Lethal Legal Land Mines Consultants Should Avoid
7:30am - Merrill Lynch, 724 West Lancaster Avenue, Wayne, PA 19087

Philly AMA -- The Disney Keys to Excellence
7:30am - Drexel University

Wayne Presbyterian Church -- Career Networking Program
7:30pm - Wayne Presbyterian Church, 125 E. Lancaster Ave, Wayne

Tuesday, 10-Jun

Sales & Marketing & Executives International -- Strategic Alliances
7:30am - Plymouth Country Club, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462

Pennsylvania Bio -- The Finance Cycle of a Bioscience Firm: A Case Study
7:30am - Desmond Hotel, Malvern

LeTip of Center City Philadelphia -- Weekly Meeting
11:30am - Dave and Buster's 325 North Columbus Boulevard Philadelphia

Philly AMA -- Souper Marketing: Turning Challenges into Breakthrough Opportunities Within Business to Business Marketing
11:30am - Maggiano’s Little Italy, Philadelphia

Cherry Hill Regional Chamber of Commerce -- Power Networking Luncheon
12pm - Coastline Restaurant, 1240 Brace Road, Cherry Hill, NJ 08034

CFA Society of Philadelphia -- Annual Meeting
5pm - Acorn Club, 1519 Locust Street, Philadelphia, 19102

Entrepreneurs Forum of Greater Philadelphia -- Exit Strategies
5pm - Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Wednesday, 11-Jun

Knowledge Management Group of Philadelphia -- Change Management
7:45am - Penn State Great Valley

Center City Proprietors Association -- Lunch with the City's Leaders: David Yadgaroff, et al.
11:45am - Brasserie Perrier

BioNJ -- CFO Forum: Collaboration, Big Pharma and What Attracts Them to Biotechnology
2pm - Merck & Co., 126 East Lincoln Avenue, Rahway, NJ

Philadelphia SHRM -- Networking Event
5:30pm - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

IgnitePhilly -- First Ignite Event
6pm - Johnny Brenda's. 1201 N. Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19125

Thursday, 12-Jun

Center City Proprietors Association -- The Breakfast Club
7:45am - Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, 111 South 17th Street, 2nd Floor

eWomenNetwork -- "Accelerated Networking" Luncheon
11am - Union League

MAC Alliance -- 21st Annual MAC Alliance Awards Luncheon
11:30am - Crystal Tea Room, Wanamaker Building

National Speakers Association Mid Atlantic -- Chapter BBQ
6pm - Rich Lucia’s House

Saturday, 14-Jun

PACS -- Smart Computing Magazine
8am - Upper Moreland Middle School

Career Transitions -- Enhance Your "People Reading" Skills by Knowing Your Audience During Your Job Search
9:45am - Strayer University, 234 Mall Blvd. King of Prussia

1 comment:

Oliver Picher said...

For me, the only thing that ended up igniting on Wednesday was my body temperature, so I missed IgnitePhilly while I slept off my fever. Drat.