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Glappitnova: The SXSW of the Midwest?

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  • Glappit to Launch Discussion Festival in Chicago’s Wicker Park Neighborhood
    Cultural Enthusiasts to Experience Glappitnova

    CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 11, 2013 – Emerging social marketplace startup, Glappit will launch its first ever discussion festival in the trendy Wicker Park neighborhood on February 23rd. Glappitnova will be held in multiple venues along the ever popular Milwaukee Avenue.

    The festival hopes to give cultural enthusiasts the opportunity to drop into their favorite shops or bars and hear short stories from numerous speakers from a variety of industries – all while experiencing the vibrant culture of Wicker Park.

    “We’re leaving it up to the attendees to customize this live experience; we want the stories of our speakers to spark discussion. It’s really their prerogative, our intention is for people to learn or showcase a unique skill. We’re hoping for greater connectivity,” says Nick Brown, Founder of Glappit.

    The goal of the Glappit brand and the Glappitnova festival is uniquely focused on storytelling, interactive experiences, and information sharing all while having a good time doing it. The discussion festival will bring startups, influencers, creatives, seekers and doers together in hopes of sparking that interactive connection.

    “Despite Chicago being an emerging hub for culture, technology, and business, we believe those hubs aren’t necessarily interconnected. That’s why Glappitnova provides a great opportunity to bring people, talents and culture together because everyone has a little something to share,” says Mike Webb, Co-Founder of Glappit.

    The discussion leader’s time-slots will be staggered to allow attendees the opportunity to check out as many of the great speakers and venues that Milwaukee Avenue offers. The Glappit crew believes participants who experience Glappitnova will learn something uniquely different, recognize someone from TV, put a face to an individual they read about, or even hung out with but didn’t know how truly awesome they are. That is what Glappit hopes to accomplish in their latest effort.

    “We’re starting small but we have great exceptions of Glappitnova growing into something similar to South by Southwest (SXSW) mixed with a Speakers’ Corner and held in the great city of Chicago. We will add our unique flavor to it because this is, of course coming from the guy with a company named, Glappit,” says Brown.

    Glappitnova’s speaker schedule list is located at: http://glappitnova.eventbrite.com

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