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1871 – Member Speed Networking

August 14, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:30 am

Note: The event will begin at 9:30 am, but the doors will open at 9 am. We encourage you to arrive at least 10 minutes prior to the start of the event. 

Please note that once you’re registered for the event, you’ll also need to complete a profile on the Brella platform. Instructions on how to create a profile on the Brella platform are below. 

Once you’re registered for the event, you’ll need to create a profile on our speed networking application. You’ll be using an application called Brella to coordinate your sessions ahead of time. With the help of Brella software, you can easily see who is attending, plan your day, and schedule 1-to-1 meetings. Instructions for getting on the platform and scheduling meetings are below.

Step 1 – Sign In
Sign in to the community by clicking here. It works on every device and you don’t have to download anything. The event code is speed networking

Step 2 – About Yourself
Each person answers a few questions about themselves and who they would like to meet (offering and seeking). After this, Brella’s unique algorithm recommends the most relevant connections for you.

Step 3 – View Attendees
Scroll through the connections and begin scheduling your meetings.

Step 4 – Book Meetings
Once you find a person with whom you would like to meet, click on Suggest Meeting. After clicking you can select a potential time.

Step 5 – Download the Brella App
Download the App from the App Store & Google Play – and use our code speed networking to join us.

If the other person accepts your request, you will be given a designated table to meet at in the Networking Area. You can find a map in the ‘Event Info’ tab of Brella.

Booking at least five meetings is a good start – we highly recommend you make the most out of this opportunity!

Please don’t hesitate to email programming@1871.com with any questions.


Register Here: https://goo.gl/HCr2en



August 14, 2018
9:00 am - 11:30 am


1871 Auditorium
222 Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Chicago, 60654 United States
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