Ideas on Tap started off as a light business networking event to bring Vancouver’s tech community together. The past few events were held at the Yaletown Brewing Company. Since then, the gathering has gotten so big that it now requires the Commodore Ballroom to accommodate it.
“We listened to everybody’s feedback and we concluded that the previous venue was not big enough to host the 300 plus attendees. People want to be able to walk around and easily meet and chat with people. The Commodore Ballroom is 9000 square feet which should allow for 600-700 people to interact comfortably.” – Chris Breikss.
With nearly 800 tickets sold, Ideas on Tap has become the biggest social-media event in Vancouver. The place was alive with energy and the Commodore Ballroom prove to be a great venue to hold it in. Ideas on Tap was also the first major networking event for me to test out the low light performance and built in video light on my Canon Vixia HF S100 HD Camcorder. That sucker is bright! I had a great time blinding people with it.
The Events According To Twitter
At Ideas on tap. Lot of people here. Someone buy me a drink please!
@JohnChow ill be right over -!! Is that you at the end of bar with red shirt ?
At Ideas on Tap with Camcorder. Want to film 2 girls making out. Reply if you can help.
Ok, Let’s make it happen! RT @JohnChow At Ideas on Tap with Camcorder. Want to film 2 girls making out. Reply if you can help. #ideasontap
RT @JohnChow At Ideas on Tap with Camcorder. Want to film 2 girls making out. Reply if you can help. ( well..he’s got balls ..hahaha) : )
@JohnChow gone crazy! RT @johnchow At Ideas on Tap with Camcorder. Want to film 2 girls making out. Reply if you can help.
@johnchow i hope you find your girls gone wild at @ideasontap event at commodore in vancouver
#ideasontap talks are starting. Just met @JohnChow with his camcorder trying to get footage of 2 girls making out. Good luck with that 😉
It’s hard enough trying to find 2 girls at Ideas on Tap, never mind 2 girls making out!
@JohnChow yeah, this industry is sadly a sausage-fest. It was nice to meet you in person at least, even if there weren’t girls making out.
Talking to the legendary @johnchow. If you know who he is, you probably have an opinion on him.
OMG! Two guys offered to make out for the camcorder at Ideas On Tap!
listening to @johnchow grouse about two men offering to make out on his camera for him to film at ideasontap event at commodore in vancouver
@johnchow you could make some money with that…. ::nudge nudge wink wink:: :-p
We’re going for Memphis Blue! who wants to come?
@JohnChow Just saw you at Memphis. Was too shy to come by and say – I’m your biggest fan! =) Like vid w/your daughter at park.
In addition to the above Twittercast, you can read a live blog of Ideas on Tap over at Miss 604. I’m sure other Vancouver bloggers will be posting their thoughts in the next day or two. In the mean time, check out this HD video from the event. Sorry, no girls (or guys) making out.