The monthly Happy Hour is a meet up for leaders in film, music and interactive industries to share, learn and make meaningful business connections.
The Happy Hour averages an attendance of upwards to 200 people each month. In addition to bringing people together, each month we host a special 30 minute presentation from guest speakers who give unique insight into the creative and technological innovations directly affecting your industry.
These Happy Hour events are held on the last Wednesday of every month from 5:00 to 7:00pm at Spitfire in Belltown. The special presentation will begin at 6:30pm in the private black box theater in Spitfire. The presentation will also be broadcast on all the monitors inside the venue and available for review here on our video archive page.
Join us in the converging world of original music, independent films, interactive platforms and emerging technologies!
This event is open to the public. You must be 21 + to attend.
September Guest Speaker: Margaret O'Mara
Margaret O’Mara is a historian of the modern United States whose work looks at the growth of the knowledge economy and the reasons creativity and innovation thrive in particular places. She is the author of Cities of Knowledge: Cold War Science and the Search for the Next Silicon Valley (Princeton, 2005), which explored how Silicon Valley came to be, why other U.S. regions did not become Silicon Valley, and what the Cold War had to do with it. Her current research includes a study of high-tech globalization and urban change in China, India, and the United States. An Associate Professor of History at the University of Washington, she previously taught at Stanford and the University of Pennsylvania, where she received her PhD. From 1993 to 1997 she was a staff member to President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, handling policy issues including urban economic development, health care, and welfare reform.
2011 Happy Hour Dates:
The Office of Film + Music, Washington Filmworks, the Recording Academy Pacific Northwest Chapter, Art Institute of Seattle, and Geekwire will be on hand to greet attendees and facilitate introductions.