Lunch & Learn featuring Monica Wright - Understanding The Search and Social Landscape For Small Business: 2017 Hands-On Edition
We are excited to have Monica Wright join us for another interesting lunch and learn event at Engine Room, focusing on understanding and optimizing search function for your website and social media feeds. We'll talk about how people are searching and using social differently, especially for networking and finding small businesses. (This is not about "extreme-blogging" or fun ways to use Pinterest.)
We'll discuss where to start and what to focus on when time is limited, a few tools to make it easier, and keep plenty of time open for Q&A. This will be invaluable for any small creative business entrepreneur that knows the importance of their own web and social presences but does not necessarily have the time or expertise to optimize them.
About the speaker, Monica Wright:
Monica Wright serves as Vice President of Audience Engagement for Third Door Media, producers of digital marketing leaders Search Engine Land, Marketing Land, and the SMX and MarTech Conference series. With over 15 years of experience in online publishing, content marketing and audience and community development for media companies, she is focused on content consumption and initiating user engagement across multiple platforms and channels including desktop, mobile, social and email.
Be a part of this year's creative swap!
You can make anything you would like, and you don’t have to spend a lot to make it. The only rule is you must be creative and you must make as many reproductions as there are people participating. If you like to draw, you can scan and print copies of your drawing. If you like to make pottery, you can make multiples of your teacups. If you like to write poetry, you can make small artist books reproductions with your poems. You can make anything, as long as you love it and you think others’ will enjoy it. Do not frame your work, unless it enhances the concept: we want to keep cost minimal.
This Year’s Theme: For this creative Swap, each participant must choose one of the following words to inspire a 2 or 3-dimensional visual piece of work:
1. Slice—to cut through or cleave with or as if with a knife: The ship sliced the sea.
2. Lurid—glaringly vivid or sensational; shocking: the lurid tales of pulp magazines.
3. Crepuscular—Of, relating to, or resembling twilight; dim; indistinct.
The visual representation can be ANYTHING that comes to mind. We will be curious to hear about your tangential process to the final piece. You must make as many replications of the piece to share with participants in the swap. You will also want to create one for yourself!
Schedule: The event kick off is on March 6 and the actual swap is on March 30.
Amy Parker and Chris Bransfield invite you in for a conversation about insights and inspirations from two recent conferences; Convey UX and SXSW 2017. They'll share their experience as speakers for Convey UX and also share knowledge gained from attending SXSW for interactive, film, and design talks. Spanning across industry, skill-base and OMG-COOL-factor, they will share the latest happenings that might inspire you to get a badge with them next year! Don't miss this opportunity to hear from two truly talented, cool and funny members of Engine Room!
Our first member speed share was an awesome gathering! Let's do it again on January 12th, 2017! Lunch and beverages will provided...Plan to sit in and hear about the interesting things ER members are working on, and plan to share a little bit about your latest project, ideas or accomplishments.
Don't miss this great lunch and learn event, presented by Engine Room and featuring Edward Jones financial advisor Alex Mills. Alex will be doing a follow up to his seminar in April, with content that is more focused on financial planning for the small creative business entrepreneur and keeping up with important market trends. This will be a timely seminar with some important discussions around current events and how they might impact your financial planning. Don't miss it!
We are proud to kick off our featured artist exhibition series with a remarkable exhibition by talented Boston based artist Bebe Beard! Her series "With or Without You" will be in our space through April 17. Come by and take a look at the compelling work by this gifted artist!
"With or Without You features an intriguing combination of drawings and sculpture, placed together thoughtfully, some as if suspended in time. The artist used black iron oxide applied by moving a ball bearing with magnets. A book documenting the series is also available.
About the artist, Bebe Beard:
Bebe Beard earned her BFA in 1976, her MFA from Mass College of Art's Studio for Interrelated Media in 1996. In recent years she has received grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council, St Botolph's Club Art Foundation and the Gottlieb Foundation Emergency Assistance; held residencies at Djerassi Resident Artists Program, MacDowell Colony and the Experimental Television Center in Owego, NY. She has exhibited in a wide variety of venues – alternative spaces, galleries, and theaters nationally and internationally.
There will be a small video crew shooting a scene for a Maine bank commercial, using Engine Room's front lounge spaces as the shoot location. This will be a small production and should have a minimal impact on the typical work and activities in the space. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Chuck. Thanks!