Jeremiah Owyang was telling me about an upcoming event they’re having over at Hitachi: Lunch 2.0. I don’t often wish I was on the west coast (I’m a Mass-boy to the core), but events like this (as well as WebVisions, which took FOREVER to get to) make me just a wee bit jealous.
Lunch 2.0 is free, is attended by lots of cool companies (Pandora, Zazzle, etc.), and happens Tuesday September 12. Hitachi is going to provide the location and ten companies will be able to set up and present. Again, it is free to attendees.
This looks like a great idea for starting up grassroots meetups—kinda in the vein of a slightly more organized BarCamp. Not only doe this look like a great deal for attendees (free?), I can imagine the captive audience of happy, full bellies is great for the companies presenting. I’ll be on the lookout for any of these happening on the East Coast and I can’t wait to see what Jeremiah has to say about running one on his home turf.