Millennial Week : June 13-20

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Millennial  Week  is a weeklong celebration in Washington DC that provides a social and cultural  platform for millennials – those born between 1977 and 2001. The millennial generation is the largest generation in the United States and is significantly contributing to the growth of the population in the District of Columbia.  Many local businesses and entertainment venues are catering their products and services to meet the needs of this growing demographic.

2015 Millennial Week Events

  • Millennial Day of Service – Saturday, June 13, 2015, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Turner Elementary School, Washington DC. Volunteers  will  take  over  DC  middle  schools  to  distribute  1,000  books  to  1,000  kids,  revamp  libraries  and  paint  murals.
  • Mantras & Martinis – Sunday, June 14, 2015, 6- 8 p.m. The Loft at 600 F, 600 F St. NW #300, Washington, DC.  Relax  and  connect  with  a  session  of  feel good  yoga  at  Grip  the  Mat  followed  by  a  cocktail  reception.  All levels welcome, but attendees must be 21 or older.  Yoga  mats  are  available  to  rent  for  $2;  email  to  reserve  one  at  least  24  hours  in  advance.
  • Decision 2016:  A Millennial Town Hall – Monday, June 15, 2015, 6-9 p.m. The Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington DC.  Millennials  are  changing  the  face  of  politics:  they  have  been  a  deciding  factor  in  the  past  two  presidential  elections.  Decision  2016  will  be  a  lively  discussion  of  the  issues  and  concerns  that  will  take  center  stage  in  the  2016  election
  • Millennials, Diversity & America – Monday, June 15, 2015, 6–9 p.m. Washington Post, 1150 15th St. NW, Washington DC. The  past  year  has  pushed  issues  of  race,  civil  rights  and  diversity  to  the  forefront  of  American  society.  This forum will engage journalists, legal  experts  and  community  activists  on  issues  including  civil  rights  and  the  role  of  Millennials  in  leading  social  change.
  • Millennial  Hiring  Fair – Tuesday,  June  16, 2015, 1-4  p.m. The  Woolly  Mammoth,  641  D  St.  NW, Washington, DC. Millennials  continue  to  face  one  of  the  highest  unemployment  rates  of  any  other  demographic.  The    Hiring Fair will  allow attendees  seeking  new  careers  or  career  advancement  to  connect  with  recruiters  from  Wells  Fargo,  Mass  Mutual,  the  American  Society  of  Association  Executives,  and  more.
  • The  Startup  Lounge – Tuesday,  June  16,  6-8:30  p.m. The Loft at 600 F, 600 F St. NW #300, Washington, DC. Strategize,  network,  socialize.  The  event  is  a  place  for  Millennial  entrepreneurs  to  network,  engage  and  build  awareness  for  their  emerging  enterprises  and  start-up  ideas.  Attendees  can  speak  with  financial  advisers  and  professionals  one  for  advice  on  business  development,  banking  and  funding.
  • Entrepreneurs’  Forum:  Raising  Capital – Wednesday,  June  17,  2015, 6:30-9 p.m.1776, 1133 15th St. NW, Washington, DC. This  panel  will  explore  ways  to  find  and  secure  funding,  and  discuss  challenges that  are  specific  to  Millennial  entrepreneurs.
  • The  Innovation  and  Entrepreneurship  Forum  – Thursday,  June  18,  2015, 6:30- p.m. 1776, 1133 15th St. NW, Washington, DC. Entrepreneurs  and  innovators  from  global  corporations will  discuss  the  challenges  and  opportunities  related  to  starting  new  companies  and  working  within  corporate  structures.
  • Millennial  Made:  Food  Face  Off – Friday,  June  19, 2015,  7–9:30  p.m. 1776, 1133 15th St. NW, Washington, DC. Millennial  chefs  will  showcase  their  use  of  cool  gadgets  and  cooking technology.  Featuring  live  cooking  stations,  attendees  will  sample  foods  from  each  station  and vote  to  determine  which  Millennial  chef  creates  DC’s  “best  bite.”
  • The  Founder’s  UnConference – Saturday,  June  20,  2015, 9:30  a.m.–3:00  p.m.1776, 1133 15th St. NW, Washington, DC. This  event  will  convene  inspiring  founders  and  aspiring  entrepreneurs to  discuss  topics  including:  running  a  lean  start­‐up,  building  an  online  brand,  intellectual property  for  entrepreneurs,  attracting  corporate  sponsors,  and  more.

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