industree’s popular series, Launchology, returns on April 13th from 11AM to 4:30PM at Penn Social, located at 801 E Street NW, Washington, DC, 20004. Moderated by heavy hitters such as Jeff Black of Black Restaurant Group, Bonnie Benwick of The Washington Post and Mark Haidet of Orderly, this multi-panel event will feature candid conversations, real stories and unfiltered advice needed to be successful in the food & beverage industry.
Hear from the #bestinthebiz on restaurant operations, the business behind the food, construction and design, top trends in technology and the looming topic on everyone’s mind… Media. For the first time this year, learn how to handle bad reviews, cultivate healthy press relations and use social media to your restaurant’s advantage.
Panelists include Shannon Jones (Idea Sandbox), Brian Miller (Edit Lab by Streetsense), Jag Bansal (Improvonia), Nick Mautone (CohnReznick), Tom Dailey (Potomac Construction Services), Kosta Dionisopoulos (Delta Produce), Ayeshah Abuelhiga (Mason Dixie Biscuit Co.), Kim Roth (Studley-Savills), John Valentine (Swipely), Sara Hill Isacson (Bullfrog Bagels), Dave Hansen (Hansen-Daye, LLC), Riley Lagesen (Davis, Wright, Tremaine, LLP), Johnna Rowe (Johnna Knows Good Food), Jill Collins (Jill Collins PR), Kimberly-Mae Van (Yelp), Ian Gleason (NCR/Aloha), Noelle McEntee (Square) and more.
Half day and full day tickets range from $30-75 and current students are invited to purchase tickets at a discounted rate of $15-25. A limited number of tickets will be sold at the door. For full day attendees, registration begins at 11AM with La Colombe coffee and Bullfrog Bagels, and boxed meals packed with the District’s tastiest local eats will be provided at lunchtime. For half day attendees, registration begins at 1:30PM. Cocktails and mocktails will be flowing throughout the event. Check out the full schedule and purchase tickets here: http://