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designcrumbs
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I had a great time! It was awesome to meet everyone and put a face to so many names/avatars.

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Parallelus
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@designcrumbs

Absolutely! I’m really glad I got the chance to meet you and everyone else. I just got home an hour ago and I’m looking forward to the next event already.

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theMOLITOR
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I’m just sitting here on the plane ride home rehashing this weekend in my head… Jake you still owe me $100.

I had a really good time.

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designcrumbs
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I’m just sitting here on the plane ride home rehashing this weekend in my head… Jake you still owe me $100. I had a really good time.

The outcome of that bet has still not been confirmed. I refuse to pay until we have video verification.

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ImanGM
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Guys, I’m so jealous :P I wish I could be there too… Wish you all had great time ;)

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butlerm
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I’m just sitting here on the plane ride home rehashing this weekend in my head… Jake you still owe me $100. I had a really good time.
Was definitely great chatting with you Chris at lunch!
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KingDog
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A wonderful event everyone! Hopefully I can get together a quick round up post tomorrow :D

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theMOLITOR
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I’m just sitting here on the plane ride home rehashing this weekend in my head… Jake you still owe me $100. I had a really good time.
Was definitely great chatting with you Chris at lunch!

Yes! It’s always fun chatting while stuffing our faces with food ;-)

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butlerm
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A wonderful event everyone! Hopefully I can get together a quick round up post tomorrow :D

Fingers crossed there is a special live event badge!!

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KingDog
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I’ve been decompressing this week after a whirlwind tour of the windy city. We kicked off our first ever Envato Live event in Chicago and we all had such an amazing time! Here are some of the highlights

Help Anyone

You always wonder when you’re kicking off something new if it’s actually going to work. Being that this was our first Envato Live event with a schedule and set up much different than our usual meetups, we we’re certainly wondering if we would get it right. I must say, everyone was pretty pumped with how it turned out.

I was able to man the front desk with Jane as the event started at 10:00 and we were super excited to see everyone raring to go. One author from Romania (CurlyThemes) beat everyone there and was the first to show up. I guess the locals had further to travel. :)

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We’re very excited with the turn out and the great variety of authors and buyers from across the Marketplaces. At 10:30 we were ready to start the show!

Share My Knowledge

Collis kicked things off with his patented high energy video welcome. This set the tone for the energetic day we had planned. While I was still covering the sign in sheet, Selina was running an ice breaker event that involved marshmallows, string and a whole bunch of spaghetti. I’m not sure what was exactly going down, but it sounded like everyone was having a good time. :)

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Attendees then had an opportunity to share their experiences and knowledge and work on whatever projects they liked. There was a buzz in the room as people meet each other and talked. Whether it was sharing a project idea, looking to make new connections or giving feedback to the Envato staff, everyone seemed to be getting something valuable from the event.

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Help Community Members Succeed

The afternoon started with break out sessions to listen to our Elite authors present some of their experiences and tips with how they’ve become successful on the Marketplaces. Whether it was work/life lessons like “buy a good chair but a cheap sofa” or motivational encouragement like “get dat money”, the authors were able to provide some great knowledge on how to get the most out of the Marketplaces as well as how to avoid some of the pitfalls when starting out.

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Thanks so much to Designcrumbs, theMolitor, Parallelus and Astoundify for doing presentations for us. You guys are superstars.

If you’d like to see the presentations, head over to Inside Envato and here are some video tips from attendees on how they stay productive.

In fact, everyone who showed up was a superstar. We had so much fun getting to meet everyone and really highlighted to us what a great global community we’ve been building here. We so look forward to holding another Envato Live event when we can. We’ll be sure to tell you all about it. :)

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For more photos of the event, check out our Facebook album.

Thanks so much for coming everyone! Till next time. :D

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