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The first Orange County Speed Networking event was a huge success! With the event nearly sold out, we had 12 pairs of Industry influencers from designers to dealers and manufacture reps to students. They were ready to network. After 30 minutes of mingling cocktails and appetizers everyone sat down. Each round lasted 5 minutes and allowed for the pair to tell a little bit about themselves and exchange business cards before the bell rang and they moved one seat to the right.

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After the 12 rounds was up everyone was free to continue conversations that they had started during the rounds or make plans to finish the chat over coffee. It was the perfect way to meet new connections and learn more about the different roles and leaders of the industry.

With the event being such a great success we look forward to planning another speed networking event in the winter.

Ali Gilmore, Humanscale
IIDA Co-City Center Director