Chic Meets Geek debuts in Seattle During Geek Week



9 A.M. PST, August 5, 2010

Chic Meets Geek Debuts in Seattle During Geek Week

SEATTLE, WA, AUGUST 4, 2010: On Wednesday, August 18th, Founder Carol Tran will host her fourth Chic Meets Geek™ event in Seattle, Washington.  Based in San Francisco, Chic Meets Geek™ is designed to bridge the social gap between the cultural chic and intellectual geeks. It is similar to a conference, but with a social atmosphere.  The purpose is to gather two different groups in one room to inspire, share, and connect through a panel of geek and chic celebrity speakers to talk about their inspirational background.  A nonprofit beneficiary is highlighted at every Chic Meets Geek™ event and themed around the speaker panelists’ expertise to bridge the gap.  It’s where tech conference meets red carpet meets charity fundraiser.

The event on Wednesday, August 18th will highlight and connect the flourishing Seattle community of extraordinary chic and geek leaders, businesses, performance artists, and non-profits.  Jolkona Foundation and Washington Cash are the non-profit beneficiaries of the event.  In addition to focusing on a local cause, Tran also emphasizes her desire to connect people.  She hopes that by being put out of their comfort zones, attendees are more likely to be inspired.  Discomfort, she believes, can often be beneficial, leading to thought-provoking learning and opening up the minds of both her chic and geek participants. Tran knew it was critical of her generation’s necessity for a fast-paced environment; therefore she created an event that would help people hit the brakes, slow down, and really get to know one another beyond the surface. Believing that everybody is innately both chic and geek, with usually one side more dominant than the other, Tran is pushing for cross-collaborations of the two types, which she is confident is more likely to lead to successful world change than would homogenous pairings.

Chic Meets Geek™ is teaming up with Gnomedex to be the “Opening Celebration Event” to honor humble, but extraordinary, geek and chic leaders, businesses, and non-profits.  On August 18th, Chic Meets Geek™ will challenge attendees with thought-provoking ideas and situations.  There will be speakers, performance artists, tech/chic demos, all-you-can-eat and drink, and a unique networking opportunity for all guests.  It’s a power networking event for the extroverts to the wallflowers. The event will be hosted at the ultra-chic Hotel 1000 in Seattle, WA and tickets can be purchased on the website, .

Past speakers included Founder of Guitar Hero (Kai Huang), Founder of WordPress (Matt Mullenweg), Marketing of Facebook, (Randi Zuckerberg), Founder of Serena & Lily (Lily Kanter), NFL Football Player from Dallas Cowboys (Damon Dunn), Miss California Candidate 2010 (Annette Jordan), World-Renown Ballerina (Maria Kochetkova), Reality Show Top Chef Las Vegas (Mattin Noblia), etc

Tran has teamed up with extraordinary Washington leaders and businesses that are bridging the local communities in Seattle:  Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome & Gnomedex, Steven Paul Matsumoto of Stigmare Couture Marketing, Colin Christianson of Tenacious Ventures, Nadia Mahmud, Adnan Mahmud, and Laura Kimball of Jolkona Foundation, Tysen Gannon of Gannon Associates, Jessica Estrada of Banyan Branch, Brian Westbrook of & Social Media Club, and Marianna Veress of


For media requests please contact:
Steven Paul Matsumoto of Stigmare Couture Marketing
Phone: 206.818.9648 (Seattle) / 415.690.7154 (San Francisco)

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  1. By Jay on October 24, 2014 at 12:02 am