If you’re going to ONA11 in Boston (Sept. 22-24) or SNDSTL in St. Louis (Sept. 29-Oct. 2), we’ve got a couple of must-go parties for you. Both gatherings will raise money for the SND Foundation to help provide training for journalists, student travel grants to SND workshops, student internships, university scholarships and much more.
Conferences are a great opportunity to mix and mingle, so while you’re at one of these conferences, meet some of your colleagues from the SND for some food, drinks and visually stimulating conversation.
In Boston, the [email protected] Meetup will be at the Back Bay Social Club. The private party runs from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, but you’re welcome to stay and enjoy the bar’s historic charm afterward.
This meetup is sponsored by Boston’s own Font Bureau, one of the world’s premier type houses and creator of Webtype, Font Bureau’s high-end Web fonts for online typography. You’ll have the chance to meet some of Font Bureau’s most creative minds, including Sam Berlow and Dyana Weissman.
For your $15 donation, you will receive two drink tickets and a smorgasbord of food including oysters, a selection of meats, cheese platters and crudites.
Last year’s [email protected] Meetup was one of the highlights of the ONA Conference in Washington, D.C. You won’t want to miss it this year.
In St. Louis, the SND Foundation’s Trivia Night fundraiser at will offer a local and fun way to interact with your design brothers and sisters while showing off your ninja-like knowledge.
This St. Louis-style bar trivia contest will run from 8-10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at the Over / Under Bar & Grill. We’ll have about half a dozen rounds of trivia with topics including:
- SND History
- Journalism in TV and the movies
- St. Louis
- And much more!
There will also be mini-contests, give-aways and games in between rounds, as well as plenty of booze to keep your mind thoroughly lubricated. Two drink tickets are included with your $30 registration, which goes to a good cause helping the SND Foundation.
SND STL drink specials for Friday night include:
- $10 buckets (5 bottles of Miller Lite or Coors Light)
- $5 Smirnoff Cherry or Grape Bombs
- $4.50 premium well drinks
After 10 p.m. the bar will have a band playing on their outdoor patio and SND STL’s drink specials will continue throughout the night.
Contributions to the SND Foundation are generally tax deductible (in the United States) as charitable donations. You can donate here.