Peter Corbett really knows how to throw a party.
Swanky bar, lots of room, free drinks and even twitter feeds streamed on the plasma TVs. Awesome.
The event, Twin Tech III, was the third in what has grown from an interesting gathering of old-school technology providers and hip, new Web 2.0 companies to a can’t miss event. We have covered the Twin Tech events in the past here and here when they had 500 and 1,000 attendees, respectively. But this time it was 1,500 people that led to a tremendous amount of conversation and business card exchanging.
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I have to say that my experience was different and even better this time around. You go to many events and see many of the same people. This time there were many new faces and it was a blast to connect with new people. Also, what I did notice was that there was a serious amount of “speed dating/networking” going on. Maybe it is the economy, but people were quick to find out who you were, what you did, if there was a fit, exchange cards and move on. It was pretty efficient and I liked that. It seemed to be that people knew that there was much ground to cover and that they would all catch up later via email to schedule time to meet one on one.
The event was sponsored by Peter’s company, iStrategyLabs, and NVTC, the leading tech organization in Virginia. This time around, they even had a bus that left from Reston and ran to DC.The bus was sponsored by London Ink, R2i, Speaker Box Communications, Memory Blue and LeverPoint and filled with food, beer, and wine. These are times I wish I still lived in Reston.
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Peter tells me that Twin Tech IV is already in the works for Spring. For those of you that are near the DC area you should definitely make out to this event.Google+