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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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.