2011 / 2012 aimWest Events

aimWest is proud to announce our 2011-2012 events!

August 17, 2011
aimWest 5:01 Season Kick-Off
A great event with food and networking opportunities at Mangiamo.

September 27th, 2011
Leading, Not Following: IT’s Shifting Role in Innovation

Current Hot Topics & Trends in the Mobile Space.

October 19th, 2011
What Has Happened to Journalism?

Are today’s journalists gathering news? Or are they left processing and repackaging what’s already out there?

November 16th, 2011
The Filter Bubble

Living in the world of facebook, google and various other websites we’re being shielded from outside perspectives because these systems are trying to taylor their content to what they think we want to see.

December 14th, 2011
aimWest Holiday 5:01

An aimWest members only 5:01 for a chance to network and exchange ideas with professionals from the West Michigan area. Not a member, find one to invite you and join us for this popular event in this relaxed environment.

January 18th, 2012
How to Raise an Entrepreneur

Many customers, prospects and employees haven’t – or can’t – embrace the internet or smart technologies. How do you reach the digitally disenfranchised?

February 15th, 2012
Small is the New Big
Handmade goods, a return to craftsmanship, new small businesses, the independent consultant as the new business norm. Why and who we do businesses with is making a large shift from big brands to local and quality. We will discuss how this effects our area and highlight some of our local tallent making this movement a reality.

March 21st, 2012
Tech Trends with Keith Brophy
Keith is back but swimming in a fishbowl. If you’ve never been to a Fishbowl event, you’re in for a transformative learning experience.

April 20th, 2012
Something saucy TBA

May 23rd, 2012
How Does a Giant Organization Do New Media
The United States Air Force Chief of PR will be talking to us about how they publish and respond using new media, through all the red tape.

June 20th, 2012
The Rise of Online Gaming

Video games are no longer all joysticks and arcade cabinets. Online games and the gamification of our culture is quickly shifting the way we approach problems.

July 18th, 2012
Where has all the Diversity Gone?

When you build your teams, do you look for diversity in your members? Do only white men between 40 and 50 buy your products? If not, are you really appealing to the larger audience? Thought provocation is needed to sell to the masses and you need a diverse team to consider all the possibilities.

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