We’ve had an amazing and extremely busy first half of 2014 over here and it’s showing no sign of slowing down. Our summits in Chicago and New York were incredible - full of amazing conversations, great ideas, and inspiring people. Thanks so much to all the fantastic people that came out, participated, and helped support them. There’s a lot of moving parts to making those events happen and we most definitely couldn’t do it alone.
We wanted to share some really exciting news and let you know about a little bit of a schedule change for the remaining upcoming summits in Seattle and Atlanta.
First things first, the big news: we’re headed to London this fall (!!!) where we will be helping organize the music track at this year’s MozFest. We are over the moon about this development. Mozilla and CASH obviously share a very similar vision for building open source solutions to real problems. We are honored and excited to be asked to be a part of their yearly festival.
MozFest will be held on October 24-26 at Ravensbourne. It’s a collaborative event and as such is currently seeking proposals for sessions. We’d love you to take part if you’ve got a great discussion you’d like to curate, a hack you’d like to work, or an awesome brainstorming session you’d like it lead. All ideas are welcomed. Proposals will be accepted until August 22nd and we look forward to reading yours.
Lastly, as mentioned above, the summit schedule has changed for 2014. We had originally planned to host the Seattle summit in late August. Unfortunately it turns out that August/September is literally the WORST time to host anything related to music or technology in the Northwest. Nearly every weekend there seemed to be some established festival or conference already happening, between MFNW, Bumbershoot, OSCON, Pickathon, and XOXO we were doomed to have a sub par event. We just weren’t willing to do that, we want the summits to be full of the best and brightest people in their respective fields. So we decided we had to move it to mid November.
Right now we’re working on the premise that the Seattle summit will be the weekend of November 15 & 16 and are in the process of securing venues and speakers. That also means the Atlanta summit, originally scheduled for November, will be moving to February 2015. We’re sorry for the schedule change but we know it means better events all around. We’ll be posting more details as we have them.
There are a ton of really exciting things going on over here between platform development, artist programs, learning initiatives, and events. Expect to hear more news from us soon on all fronts. We know we’ve been quiet but don’t expect us to be that way for much longer. We’ve got a whole lot up our sleeves.