Now a yearly tradition, the seventh annual Digital Family Reunion, Southern California’s most vibrant gathering of technology and digital media industry leaders, issues a “Call for Participation” as it returns to the Skirball Cultural Center on December 10, and again partners with socalTECH.com to celebrate the socalTECH 50.
Working to build community throughout the region, DFR invites professionals from across the spectrum of technology and business to get involved in the following ways:
– Nominate an executive for the socalTECH 50;
– Become a sponsor to help their company’s industry profile;
– Involve their organization or group as a Community Partner;
– Purchase a $20 advance ticket before October 1.
This is the second year of honoring the SoCalTECH 50 and nominations are now being accepted at www.SoCalTECH.com. The socalTECH 50 list recognizes the influential visionaries, entrepreneurs and others throughout the region who are most likely to create the next breakout company, technological leap, or otherwise influence the industry in a significant way. Nominated and selected by industry peers, the list will be announced in mid-November and the Digital Family Reunion will honor them in person on the night of December 10. Nominations can be submitted through https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2014socaltech50.
“The Digital Family Reunion is a perfect platform from which to introduce the socalTECH 50 to the industry,” said Benjamin Kuo, founder of socalTECH.com. “This is becoming one of the most anticipated events of the year because it connects so many aspects of our thriving technology economy in the Southern California region.
Companies are also invited to participate through sponsorship of the Digital Family Reunion. With extensive industry outreach prior to and during the event, sponsorship is a fantastic way to enhance brand image in the Southern California technology and digital media industries. Sponsorship and media partnerships for are available by contacting Rachel Horning at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Each year more than 50 community partner organizations collaborate with Digital Family Reunion to extend an invitation to the event to their members, resulting in a unifying event like no other in Los Angeles. Organizational participation can be arranged by contacting Tracy Bagatelle-Black at email@example.com.
In addition to the socalTECH 50, each year the DFR bestows the Outstanding Achievement Honor on an entrepreneur whose extraordinary personal success has contributed meaningfully to the local digital economy. Former recipients of the honor have included Atari founder Nolan Bushnell (2008); True Car founder Scott Painter (2009); Clearstone Ventures (formerly Idealab) leader William Quigley (2010); serial entrepreneur Eric Pulier (2011), super-recruiter Jim Jonassen (2012) and technology community leader and national radio host Ken Rutkowski (2013).
DFR ’14 will be held on Wednesday, December 10, from 6 to 10 p.m. A private VIP/press event honoring the SoCalTECH 50 will take place beforehand from 4 to 6 p.m., with a brief content program to begin at 6:30 p.m. A special $20 early bird ticket price is available now and will remain on sale through September. The Skirball Cultural Center is located at 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90049. For more information please visit http://www.digitalfamilyinc.com/.
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About Digital Family Reunion
Started in 2008 with a vision to connect the Web 1.0 community with the next generation of digital media professionals in LA, the Digital Family Reunion has become an annual holiday celebration for Southern California’s entire technology industry to celebrate this vibrant community and honoring those who’ve made major contributions to the industry. Fueled by the passion of its four co-founders (Kurt Daradics, David Leighton, Brad Nye and Tony Winders) and the common interests of dozens of regional trade associations and professional networking organizations, DFR has become a must-attend technology event of the year. For more information, visit www.digitalfamilyinc.com.
Since 1998, socalTECH.com has been providing news and information about technology companies throughout the Southern California region. Coverage includes venture funding, business news, a calendar of events and feature interviews with local technology entrepreneurs and industry luminaries. The SoCal TechNews is published daily and also offers an extensive database of technology firms in the region, including venture capital and private equity firms, incubators, and service providers. For more information and to subscribe to the daily newsletter, visit socalTECH.com.