Meetup #58 – Networking Un-Meetup

Aug 12, 2014 | Burlington Hive, Burlington


Eventbrite - Silicon Halton Meetup #58 - an Un-Meetup

Our un-meetup theme is Networking: Collaboration, Partnerships, Referrals, and Career Growth.

How It Works

We allot four 30-minute timeslots for presentations and/or discussions.  Any un-meetup attendee can provide a lightening presentation  to pitch their topic (2min max, no slides) - The proposed topic must relate to the Networking theme.

The audience will then vote on the topics that interest them most. This will be fun and engaging, not a simple show-of-hands - even the voting process contains networking.

The top 2 topics will immediately begin in parallel as 30-minute sessions. Next, a short break, then topics 3 & 4 in parallel. If you don't like the session you voted yourself into, vote again with your feet and move to the other session.

By the way, the person who suggested the topic must either present, facilitate, or a blend of both. 

We previously used this un-meetup format at Meetup #10 (August 2010) and Meetup #33 (July 2012) and both were extremely successful and engaging. See the Meetup 10 or Meetup 33 blog and pix.  

Recap - Topics Pitched

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Pitched topics sheet 1 sm Pitched topics sheet 2 sm Pitched topics sheet 3 sm Pitched topics sheet 4 sm

Topics that went forward:

  1. How to build a guild - group worksheets
  2. Effective Networking - group worksheets
  3. How two develop successful collaboration between large & small firms - group worksheet
  4. How to create market awareness for new product or service - group worksheet

All the worksheets and pictures found here.

Event captured in September 2014 edition of (thx) here:

Slide deck


About the Venue

burlington-hive-logoThe Burlington HiVE is an open concept office space reengineered for IT professionals, startups, freelancers and entrepreneurs. Those in the tech space know that “collisions”, unplanned interfacing between IT, Digital Media, ecommerce, etc., professionals often produce economic and/or professional growth. Read more about The HiVE here.

Learn more about the Burlington HiVE here: and follow @BurlingtonHiVE, or contact at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 1-866-427-2450

Event Snapshot for Your Calendar

Topic: We don't know what we're doing for Meetup #58
Target Audience: Technology entrepreneurs, professionals, educators and students
Meetup Track:  Networking: Collaboration, Partnerships, Referrals, and Career Growth
Date & Time: Tuesday, August 12, 2014 @ 7pm
Location Burlington HiVE, Downtown Burlington. [map]
Cost: Nothing but your time.
Pre-Event Q&A Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre-event conversation with the organizers and facilitator in our private Linkedin group. Help them make this meetup relevant to you.

Pre & Post-Event Q&A

Silicon Halton members can participate in a pre & post-event conversation with the presenters in our private Linkedin group. Help them make this meetup relevant to you.



If you registered, you can see who also attended here. The Meetups are open to anyone, whether you are a Silicon Halton member or not. 

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