August is here, and with that, many end-of-summer networking events are taking place. We’ve compiled a list of five of the most interesting North American events on our radar. Entry fees vary, but tickets to all events are conveniently accessible through Eventbrite. So get out while the weather’s still hot and socialize with people who may just end up being your best business contacts.
1) Thursday, August 4, 2016 – Montreal, Quebec
A Good Meal by 9others
Price: $66-$74 CND
This event aims to help people solve the business problems that have been keeping them up at night through dinner, drinks and round-table discussions. Each guest poses their business-related question to the table and gets a five-minute discussion period based on answering that question. Tickets for this week’s event are still available, and can be found here.
2) Tuesday, August 9, 2016 – Millburn, New Jersey
NJ Networking Gala by Swap The Biz
Price: $75 USD
When you think of this event, think of speed dating with a twist. Attendees are treated like VIPs as soon as they walk through the door, with red carpet photography and a free glass of wine. Informal networking and “Social Speed Networking” are intertwined in this three-hour event that also promises free raffle giveaways and lots of fun. Tickets can be found here.
3) Friday, August 12, 2016 – Orlando, Florida
Breakfast Networking by BLU Events
Price: $10-$15 USD
Start your day off right by having breakfast alongside 40 to 60 professionals from various industries. Besides networking, this event offers a hot breakfast buffet, guest speakers and a chance to feature your business through sponsored tables. Tickets to this event are available here.
4) Wednesday, August 17, 2016 – Toronto, Ontario
Young Professionals Networking by The Hip Haus
Though the title of this event is “Young Professionals Networking,” it is open to people of all ages, so long as they have a focus on the growth, development and empowerment of young professionals. This event places an importance on business cards, and offers blank cards to anyone who comes without their own. Make new friends and business connections by registering for this free event here.
5) Monday, August 29, 2016 – Vancouver, British Columbia
August Tech Social by HackerNest
Price: Suggested donation of $10 CND
This event is similar to your typical networking social, but with a focus on technology. HackerNest aims to provide a fun, relaxed environment where attendees can enjoy free drinks and chat with like-minded people interested in the local tech community. Tickets can be found here.