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Escape Velocity Party

Escape Velocity is the amount of energy it takes for a rocket to blast out of Earth’s atmosphere. So on the first night of our conference, we held our Escape Velocity Party, in celebration of rocketing Ideas into Action.  Here’s Kat Haber, one of the first women in the Air Force and an Adventure Catalyst, clowning around in our “rocket.”

As a multi-generational conference we knew the perfect venue for our event was the newly opened  Brookline Teen Center. The Center was envisioned by Paul and Theo Epstein and is run by Matt Cooney, a member of the TEDxBeaconStreet Braintrust and a speaker at TEDxBeaconStreet 2012. The space is incredible and usually rents for thousands per night. Many thanks to Matt and team for their welcome and support!

To cater the event we turned to the infamous master Jasper White for delicious food. The spread included a raw bar, fish tacos, chowders and so much more. Thank you to Jasper and the entire Summer Shack team!

We turned to Martha Sutyak and Jenifer Wall of Coastal Move Management to handle the planning and style for the event. Huge thanks to them for coordinating the details that brought 350 people, 4 musical acts and 1 comedian together for a night of celebration, fun, and all manor of fabulous-ness.

Big thanks to our performers the Brookline Music School Jazz EnsembleKevin Flynn, Usman Riaz, Dancing Classrooms, and the Grizzly Freakin’ Man Singers.