The Pitch

The Pitch: June 23rd, 2009 is here! Check out the details below, or sign up to attend on Eventbrite!

The Pitch is a local Eat Sleep Publish event where anyone interested in the future of publishing is welcome to come and share their thoughts.

When: Tuesday, October 27th, from 7:30-9:30pm.

Where: Lucid in the U-District – Seattle, WA. ( Google Knows )

The Pitch: Will all journalists be freelancers? ?

What else? There’s a $200 bar tab for participants in The Pitch, so get there early and drink often.

The Pitch is coming back to Lucid Jazz Club just a little over a year after the first event happened in September 2008. I’m also changing the format a tiny bit: we’ll kick the discussion off with a 10-minute primer speech instead of three five-minute talks.

How does this event work?

The Pitch is essentially a round table. Each event has a guiding question (or pitch) that the group is trying to dissect, analyze, and understand.

After the short presentations, the floor is open to everyone (I will be moderating). There is one microphone that will be passed around the group, and the entire event is made into an audio recording that will be sent to the attendees.

I encourage participants to be uploading photos, tweeting, or blogging their thoughts during, before, after, inside, on, around, adjacent from, or perpendicular to the event. Hopefully, we can collectively take some baby steps in understanding what publishing and journalism are becoming.

What are you waiting for? Put your name on the list.

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Past Events

Event Buzz – Who’s wagging their tongue?

Find out what people are saying about The Pitch by clicking on links.

From Brier Dudley (The Seattle Times):

The fate of the daily print media is the first topic to be covered in a new series of free, public salon discussions in Seattle…

From Renkoo Blog:

Are you interested in the future of publishing? Do you like hosted bar tabs? Are you near Seattle? Then get thee to The Pitch tonight at the McLeod Residence….

From Warren Sukernek (Twittermaven):

Last night I attended The Pitch, an awesome meeting devoted to Thoughts on the future of publishing organized by Jason Preston…