Connecting Things is an event series that promotes the ideas, collaborations and knowledge that make us creatives and doers great.

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Upcoming Events

Past Events


Collaboration, Inclusion, & Teamwork Panel

Orange County

Dec, 2017 • at lululemon Fashion Island

Our December event was a time of eating, drinking and merriment. Hosted at lululemon at Fashion Island, Pawn Shop Kings performed, as well as spoken word artist Marcus Omari (you might remember him from last month’s panel). Good times were had.


Meredith Crawford, Blogger/Writer/Social Media Guru

Orange County

Nov, 2017 • at Vans HQ

We often learn more from our failures than from our successes. Connecting Things asked 6 creatives who are champs in their field to share their biggest creative and/or business screw ups and what they learned from those failures. Panel featured: Lindsey Bro of Cabin Love, Award Winning Poet, Marcus Omari, Illustrator, Sarah M Lyons, Taco Bell Designer, Alex Ponce, Chomp founder and designer, Joshua Ariza, and Key St. Clothing founder and designer, Jaxin Hall. Moderated by Amy Hood of Hoodzpah Design.

Connecting Things Orange County: Business for Social and Sustainable Good Panel

Panel For Sustainable Good

Orange County

Sep 3, 2017 • at Gigasavvy

Whether it be making environmentally sustainable decisions, or re-investing in social causes, or conducting team building exercises in the service of the community – there are so many ways in which we can do business better. Our panel will be moderated by our co-founder, Kohl Crecelius. Kohl is the CEO and Co-Founder of Krochet Kids Intl. His apparel company has helped women in developing countries rise above their poverty by teaching them to crochet, and coaching them in business and life skills. Panelists include Lauren Lilly, Owner/Founder of Yellow 108; Jessie Simonson, CEO of 31 Bits; and Keturah Kennedy, Executive Director of Mika CDC.

connecting things meet up

Join us the first Wednesday of every month for:

coffee cup

Food & Bevs

Free snack and drinks provided by our generous sponsors. 

people talking

Good Conversations

Mingle with old friends, meet new ones, talk shop, connect.

Talk or Panel

Featured speaker(s) takes the mic to drop some knowledge.

connecting lines


Once the gig is over, login to social media and connect with your new friends.