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

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.


Meredith Crawford, Blogger/Writer/Social Media Guru

Denton County, TX

June 7, 2017 • at MCL Grande

Our speaker is blogger, writer and social media guru Meredith Crawford One Social Girl. Her topic: Vulnerability isn’t weakness, it is creating the opportunity to be seen by others. After experiencing the freedom that is found in vulnerability, Meredith has gone from sheepish to social in both her business and personal life. Check out some of Meredith’s work at Free coffee provided by the wonderful crew Edison Coffee Co.

Connecting Things Orange County June Event: Collaboration Panel with Russ Rommelfanger, Renee Granillo, and Vicki Tan

Collaboration, Inclusion, & Teamwork Panel

Orange County

June, 2017 • at FLDWRK

Our June event was a hit at Fldwrk Costa Mesa. Our panel event on Collaboration, Inclusion, and Teamwork included an amazing lineup of panelists: Vicki Tan (product designer at Headspace and formerly of Lyft), Renee Granillo (Director of Design at Column Five), and Russell Rommelfanger (Founder and Executive Creative Director at We Are Envoy). Topics of discussion included fostering an inclusive, diverse, healthy and happy team; how to check our ego and embrace the critique, and tips and tools for collaboration from our guest panelists. Panel was moderated by our hilarious co-founder Josh Ariza.

connecting things meet up

Join us the first Wednesday of every month for:

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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.

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