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Speed Networking V-Day Extravaganza

February 13 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join our LGBTQ+ tech community to foster meaningful professional connections at this structured networking event. It will be emceed by “Pittsburgh’s Funny Girl” Dixie Surewood and include a special drag performance.

For speed networking, folks will be paired 1:1 and will rotate to a new person every 5 minutes. Optional icebreakers will be provided to get the conversation going. Doors open at 5pm for registration and the speed networking will start at 6:15pm.

Pittsburgh Innovation District is hosting this event at their office space in Oakland. Drinks will be provided thanks to the generous support of IntePros.

Space is limited so register early to save your spot.

**Please note, the venue is located on the second floor and can only be accessed via one flight of stairs. Unfortunately, there is no elevator. If this causes a hindrance to you attending the event please email pittsburgh@outintech.com. In the future, we plan to be more careful in the consideration of venues for future events.**


  • 5 – 6pm: Check-in and unstructured mingling
  • 6 – 6:15pm: Explanation of speed networking structure and opportunity for folks to stand-up and announce upcoming events or job openings
  • 6:15 – 7pm: Structured speed networking
  • 7 – 7:15pm: Drag performance by Dixie Surewood!
  • 7:15 – 8pm: Unstructured social hour

Speed networking details

  • 1:1 pairings
  • Rotate every 5 minutes
  • Optional icebreakers for each round


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Pittsburgh Innovation District
115 Atwood Street floor 2
Pittsburgh, PA 15213 United States
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