What is "The Art of Active Networking" and why do we do it?  Well we started this in San Francisco in 2009 to show people how to do better and to truly build powerful, meaningful, collaborative business and personal relationships.

There was a recent article suggesting this staggering statistic: “Given the opportunity, over 70 percent of ALL people are not happy with their job, career or with what they are doing…and given the opportunity would change it!” Seems like a whole lot of people who do not love what they do when they wake up in the morning.

With so many people unhappy, searching for jobs, shifting jobs, building their business, practice or consultancy and wanting more from life or wanting help following their passion, this event brings an amazing cross section of people. Thousands of CEO's, CFO’s, Tech Folks, Entrepreneur's, Chefs, Wine Makers, Retail and Gallery Owners, Models, Photographers, Art Director's, Designers, Actors, Musicians, Real Estate Executives, Corporate Trainers, Coaches, Therapists, Publicists, Financial Folks including Investors and Venture Capitalists, and Singles, have attended, in fact nearly every type of person has attended.

At our events worldwide, people are finding jobs, leaving jobs to follow their dreams, getting dates, creating new ideas, investing in each other getting roommates, clients, connections and discovering a new way to think! Best of all they are implementing what they learn here at "The Art of Active Networking" and frankly, it's making their conversation so much easier when they hit the streets and move forward in life.

Mark E. Sackett, the creator of "The Art of Active Networking", lives in New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles and visits Vancouver 6-8 times a year and does his events in these cities monthly or bi-monthly! He is a well known speaker, art director, director and producer for Advertising, Branding, Film, Music and Television. He has 13 related businesses and a powerfully Active Network.

Mark created The Art of Active Networking through one of his businesses, Brainfood Creative Programs; with the sole purpose of helping people do better. This is the most unique and connected Networking event and group you will be a part of this year!

Our sole purpose is to help people do better in this ever changing economy, and to work through life shifts, while meeting in a unique new way, people they would otherwise not connect with. We’ve had 10's of Thousands of people have attended our "The Art of Active Networking" events and they love it.

This is NOT one of those throw your business card at someone and try to sell yourself events; instead, we ask one important question: "How can I help you do better right now?" Helping people and businesses do better right now is all that ultimately matters. And at the event, I will tell you why and how you can do it better! At "The Art of Active Networking", I teach people how to look at building stronger, deeper, more passionate connections in business, life and love. We discuss how to use social media and your relationships to your advantage and why that should be just a small part of your overall plan, and finally I talk about developing your own "personal brand", no matter what it is you do or want to accomplish.

We have a load of fun doing it! This is not a boring seminar, a dry talk or an event full of superficial conversations. You will meet cool, connected and interesting people in a small intimate setting monthly! And often you will be treated to a live concert or performance by one of our many talented friends.

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