#50onFireDC Judges’ Meet and Greet
I was privileged to attend the Judges’ Meet and Greet for InTheCapital’s #50onFireDC Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The 50 on Fire Awards Dinner will be December 4th at Howard Theatre and celebrates the year’s visionaries and disruptors in 9 categories – Design, Dining & Retail, Education, Government & Advocacy, Healthcare & Medicine, Marketing & Advertising, Real Estate & Architecture, Sports & Fitness, and Technology. With over 1,500 nominations, judges already narrowed the submissions to 150 finalists. Tickets are still available here.
InTheCapital hosted three cocktail events this year to meet the judges and nominees. Wednesday’s was held at and sponsored by Brivo Labs, one of the Technology Finalists. A highlight was the giant white board that asked, “What gets you fired up?” Attendees filled in responses ranging from thinking outside the box, DC tech, transforming education, political innovation, to wine.
The evening was catered by a 2013 winner Union Kitchen Catering and included a Crostini Bar from Quickstep Catering, Garden Rolls from B.Lin Catering, and Savory Profiteroles from Haute Saison Catering. All the chefs are members of the Union Kitchen incubator.
Welcome remarks were made by Reid Snyder, the Publisher at InTheCapital who introduced Lee Odess, the General Manager of Brivo Labs and Vice President of Marketing for Brivo Systems. Lee welcomed everyone to Brivo’s Bethesda office and encouraged guests to visit again to check out Brivo’s office expansion.
I hope you join me at Howard Theatre on the 4th in support of all the nominees especially MES Board Member, Dan Berger, who is nominated in the Technology category for Social Tables, and MES Sponsor Event Farm for Marketing & Advertising.