DEF Hampton Roads is thrilled to announce our next Drink & Think will be taking place at 757 Makerspace in Norfolk on Thursday, June 27th at 6:00 PM. We’ve keyed-u a social and networking evening that’ll include Daniel Manning, a Creative Thinking Instructor, speaking about Leading Teams to be Creative. The other activities are targeted networking (reciprocity circle) and understanding (Q&A) sessions. Food and drink will be available at O’Connor’s Brewing Company directly next door. Networking and evening activities will be held at 757 Makerspace, whose support and sponsorship we greatly appreciate!
Dan Manning is the CEO of Firepower Concepts, a firm teaching applied creativity to help businesses and non-profits solve their toughest problems. Combining academic study with techniques refined over a career as a fighter pilot and warrior-diplomat, Dan unleashes the transforming power of creative thinking to do what could not be done before.
The Defense Entrepreneurs Forum is a non-profit network of problem solvers in the military, government and private sector that work together to increase innovation and support disruptive thinkers in the national security space. The mission of DEF is “Inspire – Connect – Empower” and involves not only monthly gatherings around the world, but periodic DEFx events, an annual conference, and ongoing collaboration via Slack, Facebook and LinkedIn. DEF Hampton Roads meets on a recurring basis to hear innovative leaders, entrepreneurs and authors share their stories and to get new ideas flowing in a casual environment (where uniforms and rank are left at the door).
If you are a military member, work in government, are an entrepreneur focused on national security, or find the idea of helping solve tough problems enticing, then the DEF Hampton Roads’ monthly events are a great way to learn more.
Why should I register? Taking the couple minutes it takes to register helps the local DEF team to better prepare the planned space and coordinate with the restaurant for everyone who plans on attending. Thanks in advance!
What are my transportation/parking options? Parking is available in the vicinity, but taxi and ride share work as well.
How can I contact the organizer with any questions? Feel free to message DEF any questions you may have on Facebook in advance, or shoot us an email. We don’t like spam, but are interested in just about anything else that falls into DEF lanes, so, when in doubt, reach out! We are, after all, about connecting people.