FWD:labs Salon

We host a free meet-up/drink-up
for film + web + design creatives

Our salon connects like-minds, discusses getting things done, and pushes the status quo — since 2008

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Salon Experiences

"It's difficult to describe these types of gatherings to the uninitiated because there free form nature allows them to morph. I had a great time on Saturday in spite of (or because of) I didn't know most of the guys there. The topics I personally discussed ranged from the techniques of photographing fight scenes to critiques of Hayao Miyazaki's work to the very nature of objective reality; good stuff!"
Mike Location Sound
"The cocktail salon went super well. I ended up leaving at 10:30, but the conversations were just really involved. I think some connections have been made between people."
David Animator
"Dude, that salon was awesome!! I'm so stoked how impressive it was. Thanks again for hosting!"
Charles Motion Graphics Designer
"The event was a very cool way to meet up with creative people from a variety of backgrounds. A refreshing way to meet people."
Eric Writer/Director
"These salons are blowing up!! Great job, can't wait for the next one."
Jaemin Filmmaker

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Photos from one of our many FWD:labs Salon events.

Past Salons

FWD:labs has hosted 71 salons across three cities since 2008. Here is our archive:

Cocktail
Dec. 18, 2015
7:00 pm
#71 Friday Meet-Up/Drink-UpThe Holloway, 1320 Echo Park Ave.  Los Angeles
Cocktail
Jun. 16, 2015
6:00 pm
#70 Tuesday Meet-Up/Drink-UpThe Holloway, 1320 Echo Park Ave.  Los Angeles
Cocktail
Jan. 21, 2015
6:00 pm
#69 Wednesday Meet-Up/Drink-UpThe Holloway, 1320 Echo Park Ave.  Los Angeles
Cocktail
Nov. 12, 2014
6:00 pm
#68 Tuesday Meet-Up/Drink-Up Los Angeles
Cocktail
Sep. 9, 2014
6:00 pm
#67 Tuesday Meet-Up/Drink-Up Los Angeles
Cocktail
Jul. 1, 2014
6:00 pm
#66 Tuesday Meet-Up/Drink-Up Los Angeles
Cocktail
Feb. 25, 2014
6:00 pm
#65 Tuesday Meet-Up/Drink-Up Los Angeles
Cocktail
Dec. 11, 2013
6:00 pm
#64 Wednesday Meet-Up/Drink-Up Los Angeles
Cocktail
Nov. 6, 2013
6:00 pm
#63 Wednesday Cocktails Los Angeles
Cocktail
Aug. 21, 2013
6:00 pm
#62 Wednesday Cocktails Los Angeles
Cocktail
Jun. 1, 2013
6:00 pm
#61 San Francisco Saturday CocktailsPalomino San Francisco  Los Angeles
Cocktail
May. 1, 2013
6:00 pm
#60 Wednesday Cocktails Los Angeles
Cocktail
Jan. 30, 2013
6:00 pm
#59 Wednesday Cocktails Los Angeles
Cocktail
Dec. 12, 2012
6:00 pm
#58 Wednesday Cocktails Los Angeles
Cocktail
Oct. 24, 2012
6:00 pm
#57 Wednesday Cocktails Los Angeles
Cocktail
Sep. 5, 2012
6:00 pm
#56 Wednesday Cocktails Los Angeles
Cocktail
Jun. 20, 2012
6:00 pm
#55 Wednesday CocktailsChaya Los Angeles
Cocktail
Mar. 28, 2012
6:00 pm
#54 Wednesday CocktailsChaya Los Angeles
Cocktail
Feb. 23, 2012
6:00 pm
#53 Thursday CocktailsChaya Los Angeles
Cocktail
Dec. 20, 2011
6:00 pm
#52 Tuesday CocktailsPalomino Los Angeles
Cocktail
Nov. 9, 2011
6:00 pm
#51 Wednesday CocktailsLibrary Bar at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Los Angeles
Cocktail
Aug. 31, 2011
7:00 pm
#50 Wednesday CocktailsLibrary Bar at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Los Angeles
Cocktail
Jun. 1, 2011
6:00 pm
#49 Wednesday CocktailsLibrary Bar at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Los Angeles
Coffee
May. 7, 2011
11:00 am
#48 Saturday Movie and CoffeeArclight Hollywood  Los Angeles
Cocktail
Mar. 23, 2011
6:00 pm
#47 Wednesday CocktailsLibrary Bar at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Los Angeles
Cocktail
Jan. 26, 2011
6:00 pm
#46 Wednesday CocktailsLibrary Bar at Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel Los Angeles
Cocktail
Dec. 17, 2010
9:30 pm
#45 Friday Cocktails Los Angeles
Coffee
Nov. 20, 2010
12:00 pm
#44 Saturday Coffee and MovieGroundwork Coffee Co. Los Angeles
Cocktail
Oct. 13, 2010
6:00 pm
#43 Wednesday CocktailsFather's Office 2.0 Los Angeles
Coffee
Sep. 25, 2010
12:00 pm
#42 Saturday Coffee and MovieGroundwork Coffee Co. Los Angeles
Cocktail
Aug. 11, 2010
6:00 pm
#41 Wednesday CocktailsFather's Office 2.0 Los Angeles
Coffee
Jul. 31, 2010
12:00 pm
#40 Saturday Coffee and MovieGroundwork Coffee Co. Los Angeles
Cocktail
May. 12, 2010
6:00 pm
#39 Wednesday CocktailsFather's Office 2.0 Los Angeles
Coffee
Apr. 17, 2010
3:00 pm
#38 Saturday Coffee and MovieGroundwork Coffee Co. Los Angeles
Cocktail
Apr. 6, 2010
6:00 pm
#37 Tuesday CocktailsFather's Office 2.0 Los Angeles
Cocktail
Feb. 18, 2010
9:00 pm
#36 Thursday Cocktails and Film PremieresMariott Marina del Rey, 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292  Los Angeles
Coffee
Jan. 30, 2010
11:00 am
#35 Saturday Coffee and MovieGroundwork Coffee Co. Los Angeles
Cocktail
Dec. 9, 2009
6:00 pm
#34 Wednesday CocktailsFather's Office 2.0 Los Angeles
Coffee
Oct. 17, 2009
11:00 am
#33 Saturday Coffee and MovieGroundwork Coffee Co. Los Angeles
Cocktail
Oct. 7, 2009
6:00 pm
#32 Wednesday CocktailsFather's Office 2.0 Los Angeles
Coffee
Sep. 26, 2009
1:00 pm
#31 Saturday Coffee and MovieGroundwork Coffee Co. Los Angeles
Cocktail
Sep. 11, 2009
6:00 pm
#30 LA Friday Cocktails Los Angeles
Coffee
Aug. 22, 2009
10:00 am
#29 LA Saturday Coffee and Movie Los Angeles
Cocktail
Aug. 7, 2009
6:00 pm
#28 LA Friday Cocktails Los Angeles
Coffee
Jul. 11, 2009
10:00 am
#27 LA Saturday Coffee and MovieGroundwork Coffee Co. Los Angeles
Cocktail
Jul. 10, 2009
6:00 pm
#26 SF Friday CocktailsCity Beer Store San Francisco
Cocktail
May. 29, 2009
6:00 pm
#025 LA Friday CocktailsThe Edison Los Angeles
Coffee
May. 16, 2009
10:00 am
#24 LA Saturday Coffee and Movie Los Angeles
Cocktail
May. 15, 2009
6:00 pm
#23 SF Friday Cocktails Los Angeles
Cocktail
May. 2, 2009
7:00 pm
#22 NYC Saturday Cocktails - Debut Meet-upKGB Bar New York City
Cocktail
Apr. 17, 2009
6:00 pm
#21 SF Friday Cocktails - Debut Meet-up111 Minna Gallery San Francisco
Coffee
Apr. 4, 2009
10:00 am
#20 Saturday CoffeeBourgeois Pig Los Angeles
Cocktail
Mar. 13, 2009
6:00 pm
#19 Friday CocktailsFather's Office 2.0 Los Angeles
Coffee
Feb. 28, 2009
10:00 am
#18 Coffee SalonBru Coffee Bar Los Angeles
Cocktail
Feb. 13, 2009
6:00 pm
#17 Friday Cocktails Los Angeles
Coffee
Jan. 31, 2009
10:00 am
#16 Coffee SalonSabor y Cultura Los Angeles
Cocktail
Jan. 16, 2009
6:00 pm
#15 Friday CocktailsFather's Office 2.0 Los Angeles
Coffee
Dec. 6, 2008
10:00 am
#14 Coffee SalonAroma Coffee & Tea Los Angeles
Cocktail
Nov. 21, 2008
6:00 pm
#13 Friday CocktailsWestwood Brewing Company - 1097 Glendon Ave. in Westwood  Los Angeles
Coffee
Nov. 8, 2008
10:00 am
#12 Saturday CoffeeInsomnia Cafe Los Angeles
Cocktail
Oct. 17, 2008
6:00 pm
#11 Friday Cocktails Los Angeles
Coffee
Oct. 4, 2008
12:00 pm
#10 Saturday Coffee Los Angeles
Cocktail
Sep. 19, 2008
6:00 pm
#9 Friday CocktailsPig 'n Whistle Pub Los Angeles
Coffee
Sep. 6, 2008
10:00 am
#8 Saturday CoffeeBru Coffee Bar Los Angeles
Cocktail
Aug. 22, 2008
6:00 pm
#7 Friday Cocktails Los Angeles
Coffee
Aug. 9, 2008
9:00 am
#6 Saturday CoffeeStir Crazy Coffee House Los Angeles
Cocktail
Jul. 25, 2008
6:00 pm
#5 Friday CocktailsMandrake Bar Los Angeles
Coffee
Jul. 12, 2008
9:00 am
#4 Saturday CoffeeUrth Caffe Los Angeles
Cocktail
Jun. 27, 2008
6:00 pm
#3 Friday CocktailsWilshire - 2454 Wilshire Blvd. in Santa Monica  Los Angeles
Coffee
Jun. 14, 2008
9:00 am
#2 Saturday CoffeeSabor y Cultura Los Angeles
Cocktail
May. 23, 2008
6:00 pm
#1 Friday CocktailsPalomino Los Angeles


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