Salon

Bringing together working creatives
to share experience and insight

Now featuring a guest speaker giving a short talk,
each sharing three lessons learned

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About the Salon

The free monthly FWD:labs Salon is for makers, do-ers, filmmakers, photographers, designers, creative directors, strategists, producers, web designers, brand consultants, social media marketers, entrepreneurs, small biz owners, and all aspiring to become masters of industry.

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Upcoming Events

Sorry, nothing is currently scheduled. Check back soon or sign up for e-mail updates to learn about the next one!

Recent Guest Talks

Finance Hacks for Freelancers
Guest talk by personal finance writer Jackie Lam
FWD:labs Salon #76

Producing a Non-Union Commercial
Guest talk by producer Brooke Dooley
FWD:labs Salon #75

Essential Elements of Story
Guest talk by writer Hunter Phillips
FWD:labs Salon #74


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Salon Experiences

"Thank you FWD:labs! So much great information for industry people (of all career choices) who want to walk the walk, rather than just talking the talk! Thoroughly enjoyed hearing Eric Satterberg speak this evening. A wealth of information and advice. Check out FWD:labs for future events!"
Hunter Writer/Producer
"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
"Really enjoyed this Salon event and learned a lot!"
Sarah Actress
"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
"This meetup exceeded my expectations. I'm not just saying that. Tim is very resourceful and an expert in his field. I can't wait for the next one!"
Robert Filmmaker
"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 Events

Cocktail Talk Coffee

See our full archive of past events since 2008.



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