Join us for a one-of-a-kind storytelling event with Triangle nonprofit leaders. Failfest is an annual open-mic style event where attendees share their stories of failure with a dash of humor and fun.
The event, organized and sponsored by Triangle Community Foundation, BC/DC Ideas, and Third Space Studio, intends to rethink the way society views failure, celebrating it as a learning experience instead of a dead end.
“Everyone fails; FailFest is about redefining what it means to fail and proving that it is a learning experience that can lead to great success,” says Meg Buckingham, Triangle Community Foundation. “We’re excited to bring this amazing group together for a night of laughter, learning and celebrating those epic fails.”
FailFest will feature five “star failures” who have experienced significant obstacles in their careers, but now stand as influential leaders in the Triangle’s nonprofit community. The host speakers include: Tina Bailey, Grant Administrator at Triangle Community Foundation; Stephen Graddick, Storyteller; Marie Hopper, Executive Director of FIRST North Carolina; Tami Schwerin, Executive Director of Abundance NC; and Hector Salgado, Executive Director of Alliance of AIDS Services.
For more information or to register for FailFest visit http://bit.ly/2ELXlTA. The first 50 attendees will receive a free beer!