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Fwd: THURSDAY NIGHT! Digital Family Reunion networking event - 12/11/2008

From: Will C.
Sent on: Wednesday, December 10, 2008 10:30 PM

On Thursday, December 11th from 5:00pm to 10:00pm, the Digital Family Reunion (DFR) is bringing the Southern California technology and business communities together for the holidays at the Skirball Cultural Center. In association with some of the region's top trade associations and social networking groups, the DFR is throwing the holiday party of the millennium... so far! The DFR will reignite old relationships, spark new ones, and set the stage to kick off 2009 with a bright new start.

Inviting early adopters and legacy participants of the Internet 1.0 and today's digitally apt Internet 2.0 tube dwellers, the DFR will create the optimum conditions for these generations to synergize with one another and inspire opportunities that will serve our industries, our region, and our society at large. Attendees will include leaders from all the major industry sectors such as media, entertainment, finance, publishing, venture funding, software, commerce, education, and many more.

The DFR is helping to set an engagement platform to advance the conversation between these like-minded, yet diverse communities by asking the question: "If we knew how connected we all are, how would that change everything?"

Join us for this unique business networking event, which includes a town hall meeting forecasting 2009, a conversation with the recipient of the DFR "Outstanding Achievement Honor", promotion of an important non-profit initiative, showcase tables from over 25 technology associations and networking groups, entertainment and much more.

Visit and join the collective conversation.

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kurt Daradics at [masked] or [address removed]

DFR Sponsors Include:

Ramp Rate

Safari Books

Value Click Media

Luxury Capital Group Inc.


WITI - Women in Technology International

Jungle 8






Kenyon & Konyon


Digital Media Wire

FutureWorks 2.0






Special Offer for LINC:
Use promo code DFR22 and
SAVE $20 off registration.

($40 member pricing for participating organizations.
Non-member pricing is $60.


Skirball Cultural Center
2701 Sepulveda Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049

December 11th 2008
5pm to 10pm

Event will sell out, so purchase tickets early

Twitter Follow DFR on Twitter!

Facebook Join DFR on Facebook!

Photo Tag: #DFR2008/ (Place your historical and recent photos on the web)


Networking, Entertainment, Food & Beverage, Community, Inspiration

Town Hall Meeting: 5:15 - 6:45pm
Interview with Nolan Bushnell, Recipient of Digital Family Reunion Outstanding Achievement Honor by interviewer Tony Winders

Topic - Forecasting 2009: Perspectives from 1.0 & 2.0, moderated by Ken Rutkowski of with Jason Calacanis, Ryan Scott, Eric Pulier, Shawn Gold and others.

Holiday Party: 6:45 - 10:00pm


Steering Committee
Brad Nye, Producer
Kurt Daradics, Social Catalyst
Tony Winders, ValueClick Media
David Leighton, WITI

Affiliate Organizations
Academy of Television Arts & Sciences
Always On
Association of IT Professionals - LA Chapter
BarCamp LA
Convergence Technology Council
Dealmaker Media LA
Digital LA
Digital Media Wire
Distributed Computing Industry Association
DMAsc - Direct Marketing Association
Girls In Tech
ISOC - Internet Society
ITA - Interactive Television Alliance
Keiretsu Forum
LA Mixers
LA Web Developers
Mobile Monday LA
MOTM - Meeting of the Minds
SoCal American Marketing Association
Social Media Club
Tech Coast Angels
Think LA
UCLA - Entertainment Media Management Institute
USC - Annenberg Program on Online Communities
WITI - Women In Technology International

Host Committee
Allison Dollar, Interactive Television Alliance
Andrew Warner, Mixergy
Baron Miller, MOTM
Ben Kuo,
Brian Seth Hurst, Opportunity Management Company
Brian Solis, Future Works
Chris Darbro, BarCamp LA
Chris Paine, PaperCut Films
Debbie Landa, Dealmaker Media
Douglas Campbell, Mindshare
Duke Stump, The Northstar Manifesto
Efren Toscano, TechZulu
Jaymes Hines, Hines Media Group
Jeannine Parker
Jeff Cohn, Tech Coast Angels
Jennifer Fader, Rogers & Cowan
Jerry Brandt, All Media Marketing
Julie Mathis, CarryOn PR
Karen Kovacs North, Ph.D., USC
Kelly Perdew,
Ken Feldman, Stylit
Ken Rutkowski,
Kevin Winston, Digital LA
Kimberly King Burns, Convergenz
Liz Heller, Buzztone
Marc Scarpa
Mark Jeffery, Mahalo
Michael J. Lambie, Nielson Company
Michael Pilla, LA Mixers
Michael Terpin, Social Radius
Mike Macadaan, Twiistup
Ned Sherman, Digital Media Wire
Nelson Gayton, UCLA - Entertainment Media Management Institute
Nicole Jordan, Rubicon Project
Robin Borough, Convergence Tech Council
Rohit Shukla, LARTA
Seth Shapiro, New Amsterdam
Shanna Rosen
Shawn Gold, Social Approach
Shira Lazar, NBC and Reelz Channel
Sloane Berrent
Tapio Anttila, Brauning
Ted Cohen, TAG Strategic
Tony Greenberg, Ramprate
Whitney Tipton, Insight Express
Will Jessup, Citrusbyte

Entertainment by:
Pasadena Jazz Institute
DJ Loomer
Video Installation: Arthur Klein
Art Installation: jungle [8]
Invitation Design: jungle [8]

Event Produced by:
Brad Nye & Kurt Daradics, in association with WITI - Women In Technology International

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