Hey y'all! Greetings from the great state of Texas! My name is Paul Tellefsen (@technopaul) and I oversee our Socality Communities around the world. On behalf of our whole team, we'd like to say we are so excited about the launch of Community Events in 2017! To say they started off incredibly would be an understatement. I was able to attend the Austin, Texas Community Dinner and witnessed the launch of a something amazing! Seeing people chatting and making new connections, while all becoming like family is something I can never get past! An incredible day in ATX! But I will let our Austin Community Leader, Stefanie Krach (@stef_krach) tell you more about the evening! Here's to Community Events in 2017 and to the entire crew who helped make the first event amazing!
Recap by Stefanie Krach
It was a warm Texas day as we opened the doors of Handsome, a rad digital experience agency, to welcome folks to Socality’s first Community Event of 2017. After months of preparing, @sophie_kwok, @mk_huis, @aaronhulbert_, @atlas.wanders, @korinamariem and I couldn’t have been more excited and filled with anticipation of what the evening would hold. In the hours that followed, 50 individuals from the Austin area (and beyond!) all gathered for a night filled with connecting, live music and of course - some good ole’ tex-mex!
The evening kicked off with everyone breaking up into smaller groups to fill up on some enchiladas and good conversation. Afterwards, we had everyone get out of their dinner seats and gather for some live music. We had the pleasure of partnering with Songs In The Sitting Room to kick off the second half of our evening, and after a few words from our AWESOME sponsors the room filled with the soulful sounds of our opener, Lizzy Leblue. Our headliner, the incredibly talented Thomas Csorba, pulled out all the stops to finish out the evening with a bang!
After all the eats, music and conversation one thing became clear: people came hungry for community. The #1 question we heard throughout the evening was, “what’s next?!” and it was incredible to see folks excited for more. We are stoked for all that lays ahead for the Socality ATX Community, and can’t wait to gather everyone again! In the meantime, make sure to join the Socality Texas Facebook group and use the local hashtag #socalityatx to connect with locals around you!
We want to give HUGE thanks to all of our sponsors. Without the help of the following companies and organizations, we LITERALLY would not have been able to pull off the evening!
Thank you to our sponsors!
- Handsome: Website | Facebook | Instagram
- Songs In The Sitting Room: Website | Facebook | Instagram
- #paid Website | Facebook | Instagram
- Austin Center For Design Website | Facebook | Instagram
- Kammok: Website | Facebook | Instagram
- Slumlove Website | Facebook | Instagram
- Atlas Coffee Club Website | Facebook | Instagram
- Stories of Refuge Website | Facebook | Instagram
- Peter Longno Video Website | Facebook | Instagram
- My Event Is The Bomb Website | Facebook | Instagram
- Big Ass Balloons Website | Facebook | Instagram
- Lizzy LeBleu: Facebook | Instagram
- Thomas Csorba: Website | Facebook | Instagram