Long-running networking event Green Drinks Canberra is changing its venue, and revamping its format.
The monthly networking event, which is held on the second Tuesday of each month, will move to King O’Malley’s Irish Pub in Civic. The first event at this new location will be held on Tuesday 9 September, from 5:30pm.
The event organisers are also tinkering with the event’s format. At 6:00pm, the event’s freeform conversations will pause for the “Sixty Second Soapbox”. This short segment will allow each person, if they choose, to speak to the group for up to 60 seconds. The soapbox could include interesting news, announcements about upcoming events, or requests to recruit collaborators for projects. After the soapbox is finished, the freeform conversations will continue amongst participants.
Green Drinks Canberra is the local version of an international concept, which began in London in 1989. Currently there are over 600 chapters in cities around the world, co-ordinated through the website greendrinks.org.
Green Drinks events are run by volunteer organisers, and are agenda-free, and non-politically aligned. They are informal social think-tanks with the environment, and drinks, as the common denominator.
Green Drinks Canberra attracts a diverse, ever-changing mix of attendees, including people from businesses, not-for-profits, the public service, academia, and community groups. There is typically a 50-50 balance between Green Drinks ‘regulars’, as well as those attending their first ever Green Drinks.
For more information, or to join the monthly mailing list, visit the Green Drinks Canberra website.