by Michelle Lentz
The TechCocktail conference is tomorrow, 9 am – 5 pm, at Loyola University – Water Tower Campus, Chicago. It’s an all-day event that offers some great speakers, interesting perspectives, and a small environment. The goal of the conference is to “assist attendees by bringing them essential business startup tips, advice, and knowledge from a super-cast of successful founders, developers, and entrepreneurs.”
Speakers include author Geoff Livingston (Buzz Bin blog/Livingston Communications), Mike Domek (TicketMaster), Dick Costolo (Feedburner/Google), Jason Fried (37signals), Gary Vaynerchuk (Wine Library TV), and more. A bunch of locally owned start-ups will be there as well, including the wonderfully time-sucking coloring.com, to which I am addicted, as well as crowdSPRING, Edmodo, and the list keeps going.
Following the conference, you can attend the 8th Chicago TechCocktail mixer event. A cocktail party for the TechCocktail, of course. Over 600 guests have RSVP’d, so it should be a blast. You can still register for the conference; standard rates are $350.
I wish I’d known about this sooner. Chicago is a five-hour drive from me and one of my favorite cities. Sadly, I now have meetings all day instead. However, if any of you are available and close to Chicago, this event sounds like a blast.