There's nothing quite like the energy that builds when you get a group of excited, creative folks together in one room, and our Get Social Workshops really seem to bring out the best this city has to offer in that department.
Last Saturday morning we opened up Studio B for the second time to almost 20 amazing artists, makers, and entrepreneurs, and spent the morning chatting about photo editing apps, partnerships, and hashtags. There were incredible Kitten and The Bear scones with clotted cream and banana jam (trust me, you NEED to try it), piping hot cups of Sloane Tea in flavours like Jasmine Pink Lemonade, and sweet treats from our friends at the Bake Shoppe, which ensured everyone had a good buzz going by the time we got started on our presentation.
Perhaps best thing about these events is their collaborative nature. Though we organized the workshop and led the conversation with a pre-set slideshow and talking points, there were so many other voices contributing to each topic- offering advice and sharing personal experiences. The effect was a more casual, well-rounded learning experience, and I think it's safe to say that everyone - including us - discovered some new tips and tricks!
Overall, this workshop was just as successful as the first one. By the time everyone left with their loaded gift bags, we had a new list of great new connections, and well, new friends! Everyone we talked to seemed inspired and excited, and the effect was really seriously contagious. In the spirit of keeping that momentum going, we'll be starting up an online community for all of our past and future attendees in the spirit of supporting one another, and we'll also be announcing more workshop dates soon too!
Thanks so much to all of our amazing sponsors: