An exciting NEW event is in town!
This event is HOT!
All 250 of the available tickets sold-out in March for the first LinkedInLocal event!!!
See pics from the March event here.
LinkedIn is great, and having many connections on LinkedIn is wonderful!
However, there's no substitute for face-to-face interaction to build real relationships!
#linkedinlocal was started in Australia by Anna McAfee, and now we are bringing this opportunity to «connect» to the Columbus, Ohio market!
Here's the story behind this world-wide movement that started one year ago, and now has over 250 cities participating all across the globe!!! (Source linkedlocally.com/about
My name is Anna McAfee, I’m a mother and wife from the east coast of Australia. Yes, I’m an Aussie.
I have lived and worked around the world, and through my journeys I’ve built a vast network via LinkedIn. Yet, I’ve always missed that feeling of really knowing who I’m reading inspiring posts from and sharing eye-opening knowledge with.
So, in April 2017, I wrote a post using the hashtag #linkedinlocal, asking my LinkedIn connections in my little city on the Australian East coast, Coffs Harbour, to meet up for coffee. To my surprise, a lot of people reacted to the post, not only the 18 people who showed up, but also people in other cities around the world.
One of them was Erik Eklund. Within an hour of posting he wrote me saying he would host a similar meetup in Brussels, Belgium. After him, Alexandra Galviz in London, United Kingdom, and Manu Goswami in New York City.
The word spread quickly. One of Manu’s post about the concept became one of the most viewed posts on LinkedIn with 1.4 million views. Alexandra, voted one of UK’s top Influencing voices 2017, engaged the world in her monthly meetups, and together with Erik’s video from Barcelona (watch) LinkedIn Local went global. People were calling, emailing and messaging us from Sydney to Rio de Janeiro, asking to join the movement.
We decided to get organized to help as many as possible. This is where Erik really made a difference. He defined a concept out of my idea by adding his brand “Connecting Humans”, and created a guide that helped so many understand what makes a LinkedIn Local special (and now all the text on this website). Nevertheless, without Ryan Troll‘s passion and dedication, this website wouldn’t be here.
We had no idea what we had set in motion, but today I look back and smile. What once upon a time was a simple hashtag, is today in 100+ cities worldwide. Thanks to Alexandra and her engagement in London, Manu and his influence across the globe, Erik and his storytelling, and Ryan and his webbie techie skills.
If you ever asked yourself, what’s in it for me or what’s the value, it’s clear that we love to connect with one another as humans, willing to help and share, and being part of something more than just our own lives.
I’m thrilled to see these meetups being organized and invite you to create your own, or attend one close to you. But please, respect the values and the purpose of the concept.
Co-Founder of LinkedIn Local
Open-networking. Leave the pressure of sales pitches at home. Enjoy this relaxed environment and focus on building genuine relationships! Whether you are a first-time networker, or a seasoned connector, you'll feel welcome from the moment you arrive! :-)
How is this different?
Compared to most networking events, you have the opportunity to invite the exact LinkedIn connections you'd like to intentionally build a relationship with! This is powerful!!!
Can you imagine how long it would take to schedule 20 coffee or lunch meetings with key players in your target market or complimentary market? What if you could accomplish 20 face-to-face meetings all within a 3 hour event? That's LinkedInLocal! Making human to human connections!!!
Not only will you enjoy your time at the event, but in addition, you'll see the ongoing positive effects from your new relationships well into the future! Now, that's a great investment!
While this will be a large and well-attended event, there are many areas within the venue to meet in smaller group sizes and have deeper conversations. Some areas of the venue will actually make you feel like you're meeting in a living room!
Wednesday, July 11th from 5:30pm-8:30pm
Brick House Blue, a unique co-working and meeting space in the new Bridge Park development in Dublin, Ohio.
Plenty of free parking is available in the adjacent parking structure. Many restaurants/bars are available within walking distance for continuing your conversations after the event!
(A portion of all ticket proceeds support local charities.)
This event will fill-up quickly, so reserve your ticket today!
Our first LinkedInLocal event in March, sold-out of all 250 available tickets!
Purchase extra tickets for your team, and for your VIP guests!
I look forward to seeing you there! :-)
P.S. Looking for added exposure for your company? We have a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available. Email [email protected]
***By attending this event, you are granting permission to the Dublin Area Networking Group, Become a Better Networker, Chris Borja, #linkedinlocal, Brick House Blue, and anyone authorized, to have unlimited right, without charge, to use your likeness in photos, videos, recordings and in all media now known or hereafter created to be used and distributed in perpetuity for promotional and publicity purposes. By attending an event you agree to release the Dublin Area Networking Group, Become a Better Networker, Chris Borja, #linkedinlocal, Brick House Blue, and anyone authorized, their staff, board of directors, members and their partners from any liability.