Saturday, November 15, 2008

Socials

Where I come from (Winnipeg) and in other western cities, there's a party tradition we call 'socials'.

If you haven't heard of them, they're essentially a pre-nuptials bash and work like this: an engaged couple has the right to purchase a liquor license, rent a hall, and throw a huge blow-out shindig. They invite all and sundry, get to charge admission, sell drinks and hopefully make some cash to help them get started in their new life. (They can get pretty crazy at times.)

I thought of socials because of all the recent Toronto social media get-togethers - a chance for practitioners to leave our offices and computers and actually interact.

Here's a quick round-up:

Let me know if you have any more to add. I may see you there.

2 comments:

Chris Clarke said...

"Requires fee to participate" might be the understatement of the year.

Martin Waxman said...

Thanks for pointing that out, Chris. Yes, you're so right (and I'm a bit red in the face). I was trying to be objective, since there's such a good line-up of speakers. However, this conference costs a substantial amount to attend.