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Bring Animals and Magic to Life With Author Kate DiCamillo


Beloved Children’s Book Author Kate DiCamillo Brings Animals—and Magic—to Life

Flora Belle Buckman is 10 years old and hates romance. She prides herself on being a natural-born cynic, and while she wants to believe in superheroes, she just can’t make herself buy into the premise.

At least, that’s how she feels during the summer after 5th grade when she’s reading, “The Illuminated Adventures of the Amazing Incandesto!”

With the whoosh of a vacuum cleaner, that all changes. Flora’s neighbor, Mrs. Tickham, while using her new Ulysses Super-Suction, Multi-Terrain 2000X—on the lawn—sucks up an unassuming squirrel, and the incident magically gives him superpowers. From then on, the squirrel is known as (what else?) Ulysses.

“Holy bagumba!” shouts Flora, witnessing the scene from her bedroom window.

Holy bagumba, indeed.

Magical realism abounds in the 240 pages of Kate DiCamillo’s “Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures.” After his encounter with the 2000X, Ulysses is born anew with powers of strength, flight, and misspelled poetry. Their friendship helps Flora discover the power of having an open heart.

Themes of hope and belief amid impossible circumstances are the hallmark of DiCamillo’s wildly popular novels. Her 12 New York Times best-selling titles have sold nearly 20 million copies and have been translated into 39 languages.

Adding to the appeal of this latest tome are illustrations by former Hollywood interior designer Keith Gordon Campbell, whose genre-bending approach blends graphic and comic-style in the artwork.

It is no surprise that “Flora & Ulysses” is the 2014 Newbery Medal-winner—another honor for DiCamillo to add to her collection, which includes the National Book Award (2001), the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award (2006), and the (Theodor Seuss) Geisel Award (2007, 2011).

She is also the 2014-2015 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature—which means this celebrity author will be making the rounds to meet kids across the country. Yet, the modest DiCamillo says she’s stunned that any of her books have even made it into print, much less onto the silver screen.

“This almost sounds disingenuous, but there’s a large part of me that is still hoping I will simply get published,” DiCamillo admits. “I wrote for six years and got a lot of rejection letters before I sold anything.”

In fact, DiCamillo didn’t consider a career as a writer until one of her professors at the University of Florida told her she had “a certain facility for words.”

“Because I was 20 years old, I thought he was telling me I was wildly talented. So I ditched the idea of grad school and bought a bunch of black turtlenecks and sat around telling everyone that I was a writer—for the next 10 years. I wasn’t writing anything, mind you, just telling everybody that I was a writer.”

To make a living, she traded the turtlenecks for a light-blue polyester jumpsuit and worked as a guide at several Florida theme parks, including Circus World and Disney’s EPCOT.

“My job was basically to tell people, ‘Watch your step,’” she shares. At 30, all that changed. She moved to Minneapolis and made writing her priority.

Holy unanticipated occurrences! Her 2000 breakout book, “Because of Winn-Dixie,” won critical acclaim and became a feature film in 2005. Like the sensationally scrappy Flora, this book’s star is another 10-year-old. This girl, named India Opal, rescues a scruffy dog that was wreaking havoc in the Winn-Dixie supermarket, and of course, adventures ensue.

DiCamillo’s 2003 mega hit, “The Tale of Despereaux,” became an animated movie in 2008. This fantasy follows Despereaux Tilling, a mouse with giant ears, who sets out on a quest to rescue a beautiful human princess named Pea.

Why do animals have starring roles in her books?

“It’s not a conscious thing,” admits DiCamillo, now 49. “Sometimes I sit there and think, ‘Oh boy, I’ve got to make sure there isn’t an animal in this one.’ But as readers, we’re inclined to open our hearts to an animal. Once we do, we give the rest of ourselves over to the story. And that’s when the magic happens.”

Don’t stop now! Click here to read Kate DiCamillo’s thoughts on being the 2014-2015 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature in our September Tips for Entrepreneurs. Click here to listen to our Q&A on the Inkandescent Radio Network.

Also be sure to read our Q&A with “Flora & Ulysses” illustrator Keith Gordon Campbell.

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 23, 08:00 am - 05:00 pm

2014 Credit & Collections Conference: Game Changing Strategies!

Location: 1 Dorrance Street Providence, RI 02903
Register for event

Tuesday, September 23, 8:30am - 10am

Sustainable Business Council Meeting

Location: Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce 1920 Meridian Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Cost: Free for members and guests | Register for event

Tuesday, September 23, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

How Do You Network?

Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library - Severna Park Branch 45 West McKinsey Road Severna Park, MD 21146
Cost: $20 | Register for event

Tuesday, September 23, 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM (EDT)

Speed Networking

Location: MaGerks Pub & Grill 582 S Bethlehem Pike Fort Washington, PA 19034
Cost: $20 | Register for event

Tuesday, September 23, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Social Media & Networking Workshop for Restaurants

Location: 745 Atlantic Ave Second Floor Boston, MA 02111
Cost: $48 | Register for event

Tuesday, September 23, 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

An Epic Networking Event

Location: The Vietnam Palace Restaurant 222 North 11th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107
Cost: $12.00 | Register for event

Tuesday, September 23, 6-9pm

New York at 230 Fifth

Location: 230 5th Ave New York New York 10001
Cost: $12 | Register for event

Wednesday, September 24, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Baltimore Business Networking Event for September 2014

Location: Investors United School of Real Estate 6721 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21234
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, September 24, 7:45 AM to 9:00 AM (EDT)

Miami Beach Business Networking

Location: Keller Williams Realty 1680 Meridian Ave 2nd Floor Conference Room Miami Beach, FL 33139
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, September 24, 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

The Business of Doing Business

Location: 1101 East 33rd Street, Suite C 307 Johns Hopkins @ Eastern Campus Baltimore, Maryland 21218
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, September 24, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Effective Networking In Person and On Line

Location: BusinesSuites Annapolis 1910 Towne Centre Boulevard Suite 250 Parole Center Annapolis, MD 21401
Cost: $25 | Register for event

Wednesday, September 24, 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Young Professionals Networking Dinner

Location: Southeast Anchor Branch Library 3601 Eastern Ave Baltimore, MD 21224
Cost: Free |

Wednesday, September 24, 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

YPN New Member Orientation

Location: Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce DiBona Room 200 South Broad Street Philadelphia, PA 19102
Cost: Free | Register for event | Phone: 215-790-3707

Wednesday, September 24, 6-9pm

Network After Work Miami at Batch Gastropub

Location: 30 SW 12th St Miami FL 33130
Cost: $12 in Advance | $15 RSVP At the Door | No RSVP $20 | Register for event

Wednesday, September 24, 6:00 PM

vBeers Miami After Work Hours IT Meet-Up Event

Location: Biscayne Tavern (Inside of the B2 Hotel) 146 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL 33132
Cost: Free | Register for event

Thursday, September 25, 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Executive Alliance's Security Leaders Summit Boston

Location: Mandarin Oriental, Boston 776 Boylston St Boston, MA 02199
Cost: Free | Register for event

Thursday, September 25, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

Financing for Startups and Supporting Your Operations

Location: 2101 L Street NW Suite 440 Washington, DC 20037
Cost: Free (Must register) | Register for event

Thursday, September 25, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Top Private Cocktail Celebration

Location: Hotel Monaco | 2 N. Charles Street Baltimore MD 21201
Cost: $60 | Register for event

Thursday, September 25, 5:30pm-7:30pm

"The Art of the Powerful Conversation” Workshop

Location: Sherin & Lodgen 101 Federal Street, 31st Floor 02110
Cost: $35 | Register for event

Thursday, September 25, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

DC's Premiere Business Shorts

Location: Servcorp's Pennsylvania Avenue Center 1717 Pennsylvania Ave NW Suite 1025 Washington, DC 20006
Cost: Free | Register for event

Thursday, September 25, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Gold Business Connect Networking Game Show

Location: Regus | 750 3rd Ave New York, NY 10017
Cost: $40 | Register for event

Saturday, September 27, 8:00 AM

Run in Lincoln's Footsteps with Joan Benoit Samuelson at the First Annual Freedom 5K XC at President Lincoln's Cottage!

Location: Presidents Lincoln’s Cottage is located on the Armed Forces Retirement Home (AFRH) campus in Northwest Washington, D.C.
Cost: $40 | Register for event | Phone: 202-829-0436

Saturday, September 27, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Edcamp Baltimore 2014

Location: Johns Hopkins Homewood Campus- Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy 3400 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21218
Cost: $10 | Register for event

Saturday, September 27, 11 AM

2014 Maryland Business & Community Expo

Location: Sheraton Baltimore Washington Airport Hotel - BWI 1100 Old Elkridge Landing Rd Linthicum Heights, MD 21090
Cost: $6 | Register for event

Sunday, September 28, 3:30 PM to 7:30 PM

Jazzy Networking Cocktail

Location: Occasions Banquet and Catering Hall 127-08 Merrick Blvd Springfield Gardens, NY 11434
Cost: $30 | Register for event | Phone: 917 915 9923

Tuesday, September 30, 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM

All Aboard Florida Luncheon & Social

Location: 1826 Restaurant & Lounge 1826 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, Florida 33139
Cost: $60 | Register for event

Tuesday, September 30, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

YEP-Boston Education Fall Speed Networking

Location: Julep Bar 200 High St Boston, MA 02110
Cost: Free | Register for event

Tuesday, September 30, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Biz Mix at Michael's Cafe

Location: Michael's Cafe | 2119 York Road Timonium MD 21093
Cost: $35 | Register for event

Tuesday, September 30, 5:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Service Made Simple: Networking with a Cause - The Vault

Location: The Vault 105 Water Street Boston, MA 02109
Cost: $10 | Register for event

Tuesday, September 30, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The Right Connection

Location: Sky Room 330 W 40th St New York, NY 10018
Cost: Free | Register for event

Tuesday, September 30, 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

MCC Networking and Toot Your Own Horn

Location: 250 Park Ave People’s United Bank New York, NY 10177
Cost: Members: Free | Non-members : $15 | Register for event

Tuesday, September 30, 6:30 PM

Starting a Business and Staying Out of Tax Trouble

Location: 929 West Street, Suite 208C Annapolis, 21401
Cost: Free | Register for event

Tuesday, September 30, 8:00 PM to 11:30 PM

Creative International Networking Event

Location: The Strand Hotel 33 W 37th St New York, NY 10018
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, October 1, 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM

Get the Click Through

Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library - Severna Park Branch 45 West McKinsey Road Severna Park, MD 21146
Cost: $20 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 1, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

The Who's Who of Dade County Mixer

Location: 1826 Restaurant & Lounge 1826 Collins Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139
Cost: $10 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 1, 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

NYC Networking Event - Foosball, Cocktails & Fun at Sweetwater Social

Location: Sweetwater Social | 643 Broadway New York, NY
Cost: Members: Free | Non-members : $5 | Register for event

Thursday, October 2, 10:00 AM To 5:00 PM

Small Business Expo 2014

Location: Hynes Convention Center 900 Boylston St. Boston, MA 02115
Cost: Free | Register for event | Phone: 212) 404-2345

Thursday, October 2, 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM

A National Vision for Mentoring Girls and Young Women in STEM

Location: Online Event
| Phone: 202-296-9222

Thursday, October 2,

October 2: Join the Million Women Mentors team During a National Call

Thursday, October 2, 5:30pm-7:30pm

Top Private Cocktail Celebration

Location: Hotel Monaco | 2 N. Charles Street Baltimore MD 21201
Cost: $60 | Register for event

Thursday, October 2, 5:30pm

2014 Annual Speed Networking

Location: 125 High Street, Oliver Street Tower Boston, MA 02110
Cost: Members: Free | Non-members : $20 | Register for event

Thursday, October 2, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

WNG Autumn Networking Reception

Location: Lima Restaurant & Lounge 1401 K Street NW Washington, DC 20005
Cost: Member: $15 | Non-Member: $30 | Register for event

Friday, October 3, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Maryland State Social Media Managers Meeting

Location: Miller Senate Conference Room East 11 Bladen St Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Cost: Free | Register for event

Friday, October 3, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Maryland State Social Media Managers Meeting

Location: Miller Senate Conference Room East 11 Bladen St Annapolis, Maryland 21401
Cost: Free | Register for event

Saturday, October 4, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Rapid Action Money Map Weekend Bootcamp - RAMM

Location: Strategic Economic Solutions, LLC 929 West Street, Suite 208C Annapolis, MD 21401
Register for event | Phone: (443) 994-3084

Saturday, October 4, 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Fall Cocktails: Networking for the Cause

Location: Magnet | 24105 Linden Blvd Elmont, NY 11003
Cost: $15 | Register for event

Sunday, October 5, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

WSW October Networking Event

Location: Embassy Suites 9000 Bartram Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19153
Cost: $25 | Register for event | Phone: 215-605-6193

Sunday, October 5, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

WSW October Networking Event

Location: Embassy Suites 9000 Bartram Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19153
Cost: $35 | Register for event

Monday, October 6, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

Philadelphia Career Fair - Meet Hiring Employers Face to Face

Location: Crowne Plaza | 4010 City Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19131
Cost: Free | Register for event

Tuesday, October 7, 8:30 AM TO 10:00 AM

Networking Breakfast with MCC, DuaneReade and Walgreens

Location: 1 Times Square Walgreens (between 42nd and Broadway)
Cost: Members: Free | Non-members : $15 | Register for event

Tuesday, October 7, 8:30 AM TO 10:00 AM

Networking Breakfast with MCC, Duane Reade and Walgreens

Location: 1 Times Square Walgreens (between 42nd and Broadway)
Cost: Members: Free | Non-members : $15 | Register for event

Tuesday, October 7, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Network After Work DC at Josephine

Location: 1008 Vermont Ave NW Washington DC 20005
Cost: $12 in Advance | $15 RSVP At the Door | No RSVP $20 | Register for event

Tuesday, October 7, 6-9pm

Network After Work Philadelphia at Xfinity Live

Location: 1100 Pattison Ave Philadelphia PA 19148
Cost: $12 in Advance | $15 RSVP At the Door | No RSVP $20 | Register for event

Tuesday, October 7, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Annapolitan Tuesdays Networking Mixer

Location: Ports of Call Restaurant Doubletree Hotel 210 Holiday Ct. Annapolis, MD
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, October 8, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Alexandria Business Networking Event, October 2014

Location: Regus 1940 Duke Street Suite 200 Alexandria, VA 22314
Cost: Free (Must register) | Register for event

Wednesday, October 8, 4:00 PM - 6:15 PM

The Four Major Mistakes that Will Cause Your Small Business to Fail!

Location: Metro Offices - Arlington Office Center Ballston 4601 North Fairfax Drive Suite 1200 Arlington, VA 22203
Cost: Member: $20 | Non-Member: $40 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 8, 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM

thrive! A Celebration of our Small Business Community

Location: Mandarin Oriental, Boston 776 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02199
Cost: $75.00 | Register for event

Thursday, October 9, 7:45 AM - 9:30 AM

2014 Small Business of the Year Awards

Location: Sheraton Boston Hotel 39 Dalton St, Boston, MA 02199
Cost: $65 | Register for event

Thursday, October 9, 9:00 AM TO 10:00 AM

Membership 101

Location: 102 West Pennsylvania Avenue Suite 101 Baltimore, MD 21204
Cost: Free (RSVP) | Register for event

Thursday, October 9, 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM

October 9th, 2014 - Safelite AutoGlass presents Continuing Education - The Future Is Now - Two (2) Credit Hours - Arnold, MD

Location: 1521 Ritchie Hwy Arnold, MD 21012
Cost: Free | Register for event

Thursday, October 9, 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Washington D.C Business Shakers Network Mixer

Location: Washington, DC (TBA)
Cost: Free (Must Be Approved) | Register for event

Thursday, October 9, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Network After Work Baltimore at Mad River

Location: 1110 S Charles St Baltimore MD 21230
Cost: $12 in Advance | $15 RSVP At the Door | No RSVP $20 | Register for event

Saturday, October 11, 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Ladies Power Circle Networking Mixer

Location: Ripley Grier Studios 520 8th Ave New York, NY 10018
Cost: Free | Register for event

Saturday, October 11, 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Young African Leaders Networking Reception

Location: Washington, DC
Cost: Free | Register for event

Monday, October 13, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

DCNI Presents: CSR Networking Pizza Dinner

Location: District of Pi Pizzeria 910 F Street NW Washington, DC 20004
Cost: $30 | Register for event

Tuesday, October 14, 7:15am-9:45am

2014 Global PHL International Business Breakfast

Location: The Union League 140 S. Broad St. Philadelphia PA 19102
Cost: $67.00 | Register for event

Tuesday, October 14, 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Chamber 101 in Annapolis

Location: Maryland Chamber of Commerce 60 West St., Ste. 100 Annapolis, MD 21401
Cost: Free (Must register) | Register for event | Phone: (410) 269-0642

Tuesday, October 14, Tuesday-Wednesday

Networking can be BOO-TASTIC for your Business!

Location: The Kove 20 West Atlantic Avenue Audubon, NJ 08106
Cost: $23-$40 | Register for event

Tuesday, October 14, 11:30 PM

Networking can be BOO-TASTIC for your Business!!!Interconnections for Women

Location: The Kove 20 West Atlantic Avenue Audubon, NJ 08106
Cost: $23 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 15, 8:30am - 10:15am

Understanding the Risks You Face as a 401(k) Fiduciary

Location: 800 Red Brook Boulevard, Suite 300 21117
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, October 15, 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM

Business Loans 101: How to Finance Your Small Business

Location: Start Small Think Big at the Sunshine Bronx Business Incubator 1231 Lafayette Avenue (2nd Floor) Bronx, New York 10474
Cost: Free | Register for event

Wednesday, October 15, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM

New York Career Fair - Meet Hiring Employers Face to Face

Location: Holiday Inn Midtown 57 Street 440 West 57th Street New York, NY 10019
Cost: Free | Register for event | Phone: 1-702-818-8905

Wednesday, October 15, 1:30

Networking can be BOO-TASTIC for your Business!!!Interconnections for Women

Location: 20 West Atlantic Avenue Audubon, NJ 08106
Cost: $23 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 15, 6-9pm

Boston at Bijou

Location: 51 Stuart St Boston MA 02116
Cost: $12 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 15, 6-9pm

Network After Work Boston at Bijou

Location: 51 Stuart St Boston MA 02116
Cost: $12 in Advance | $15 RSVP At the Door | No RSVP $20 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 15, 6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM

MCC Young Professionals Networking at Fogo De Chao

Location: 40 W 53rd Street Fogo De Chao New York, NY 10019
Cost: Members: Free | Non-members : $10 | Register for event

Thursday, October 16, 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM

2014 Women in Business: Making Change

Location: NASDAQ MarketSite 4 Times Square New York, NY 10036
Register for event

Thursday, October 16, 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Networking and Celebration Reception

Location: Pepco Edison Place Gallery | 702 8th St NW Washington, DC 20068
Cost: $100 | Register for event

Thursday, October 16, 6:00pm-9:00pm

40 Under 40

Location: Mandarin Oriental Boston 776 Boylston Street Boston MA 02116
Cost: $100 | Register for event

Thursday, October 16, 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Startup Stir: Engaging Fans with Social Media

Location: Workbar Cambridge 45 Prospect St Cambridge, MA 02139
Cost: Free | Register for event

Monday, October 20, 6:00 PM to 9:30 PM

NYC Professionals Speed Networking

Location: Public House 140 E 41st St New York, NY 10017
Cost: Members: Free | Non-members : $15 | Register for event

Tuesday, October 21, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Philadelphia Business Networking Event for October 2014

Location: SANDLER TRAINING at the Training Center For Sales & Business Development, Inc 466 Germantown Pike Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
Cost: Free | Register for event

Tuesday, October 21, 12:00 PM

Annapolis Professional and Small Business Lunchtime Meet & Greet

Location: Criswell Collision Center 181 Defense Hwy, Annapolis, MD
Cost: Free (RSVP) | Register for event

Tuesday, October 21, 4:00 PM - 6:15 PM

Cybersecurity for Small Businesses

Location: Arlington Economic Development 1100 North Glebe Road Suite 1500 Arlington (Ballston), VA 22201
Cost: Member: $20 | Non-Member: $40 | Register for event

Tuesday, October 21, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Professional & Business Networking Mixer

Location: 49 Social 49 Temple Pl Boston, MA 02111
Cost: $20 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 22, 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

Baltimore Business Networking Event for October 2014

Location: Investors United School of Real Estate 6721 Harford Road Baltimore, MD 21234
Cost: Free (Must register) | Register for event

Wednesday, October 22, Wednesday-Thursday

Powered by Purpose: Innovative Ideas for Non-Profit Organizations

Location: Temple University Student Faculty Center 3340 N. Broad Street 4th Floor / Conference Room C Philadelphia, 19140
Cost: $50-$75 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 22, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Small Business Summit - 9th Annual - #smallbizsummit

Location: The Graduate Center, CUNY 365 5th Ave New York, NY 10016
Register for event

Wednesday, October 22, 8:00am-11:00am

2014 Leaders in Diversity

Location: Renaissance Boston Waterfront Hotel 606 Congress Street Boston MA 02210
Cost: $130 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 22, 5:45 PM to 9:00 PM

European-American Chamber of Commerce's Fall Networking Reception

Location: World Yacht 81 West 41st Street New York, NY 10036
Cost: Member: $75 | Non-Member: $100 | Register for event | Phone: 212 838 5530

Wednesday, October 22, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

2014 Business Hall of Fame and Awards Dinner

Location: Loews Annapolis Hotel | 126 West Street Annapolis, MD 21401
Cost: $95 | Register for event | Phone: 443.569.8306

Wednesday, October 22, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Network After Work New York at Hudson Terrance

Location: 621 W 46th St New York NY 10036
Cost: $12 in Advance | $15 RSVP At the Door | No RSVP $20 | Register for event

Wednesday, October 22, 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

Professional & Business Networking Mixer

Location: The Graham Georgetown 1075 Thomas Jefferson St NW Washington, DC 20007
Cost: $20.00 | Register for event

Thursday, October 23, 9:00 AM TO 7:00 PM

Media Technology Summit 2014

Location: Sheraton Times Square 811 Seventh Avenue New York, NY 10019
Cost: $1,295 | Register for event

Thursday, October 23, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Network After Work Miami at Brick House

Location: 187 NW 28th St Miami FL 33127
Cost: $12 in Advance | $15 RSVP At the Door | No RSVP $20 | Register for event

Tuesday, October 28, 8:30 AM TO 10:00 AM

MCC Executive Series: The Art and Science of Storytelling: A Key to Successful Client Acquisition and Interviewing

Location: EisnerAmper 750 3rd Ave New York, NY 10017
Cost: Members: Free | Non-members : $15 | Register for event

Tuesday, October 28, 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM

Women's Education Alliance Luncheon

Location: Cardinal Shehan School | 5407 Loch Raven Boulevard Baltimore, MD 21239
Cost: $25 | Register for event

Thursday, October 30, 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Strategies for Fearless Public Speaking

Location: 200 South Broad Street Suite 700 Philadelphia, PA 19102
Cost: Members: Free | Non-members : $35 | Register for event

Thursday, October 30, 9:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

New York Business Expo and Conference

Location: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center 655 W 34th St
Cost: $20.00 | Register for event

Thursday, October 30, 6:30pm-9:30pm

2014 Fastest Growing Companies

Location: Hilton McLean Tysons Corner 7920 Jones Branch Drive McLean, VA 22102
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Events

October 2, 2014 Million Women Mentors are holding a Town Hall Conference in their national movement to increase the number of girls and women to seek our careers and programs in STEM. Join them from 2-3 PM!

Inside The Network

“There is a turning point in healing when your interest in the world revives, and despair gives way to hope,” explains Dr. Esther Sternberg, whose PBS Special “The Science of Healing,” airs through June.

meet the hosts

Since August 2009, former Pennsylvania State Senator Rob Wonderling (R-24th) has been the President & CEO of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce—the advocate of the region’s business community in 11 counties and three states.

hotels food & Fun

Have a hankering for a delicious salad that’s a zip to prepare, and will make your loved ones swoon? Start with EVOO from Taste.

Book Store

“We think life keeps getting harder, but the percentage of people who feel happy is growing every year,” author David Niven explains in his new book, Up! So if you are feeling down, don’t miss his 365 reasons to be optimistic.

Art Gallery

Photographer Cindy Seip has been taking photos since she was in college at the Fort Lauderdale Art Institute back in the early 80s. A longtime designer for The Miami Herald, and a photographer for its Sunday magazine, “Tropic,” she shot photos of some of Miami’s hottest celebs and scintillating newsmakers.

Networking & PR Tips

Industry-specific conferences and conventions are a hallmark in business networking. Beware! The chaos of the convention floor can prove a sensory overload for the experienced and first-timers alike.