Friday, July 28, 2006

Young Professionals International Network

I just received this invite from the folks at The Internationalist magazine up in Seattle, and I'd thought I'd pass it along. Just tell them at the door that you're my close personal friend and they'll let you past the velvet ropes.

...ok, so I don't have that kind of pull, and in fact everyone is welcome. Students and recent grads in the area, this sounds like a great event--go!

Here's more about the Young Professionals International Network.

I think this is the point at which I say something like "Students, I wish when I was your age I had had resources like this, but instead I spent all my time doing homework by lamplight and walking to school uphill both ways."

Host: YPIN Seattle
Location: Porta by the Market
113 Virginia Street, Seattle, WA
When: Thursday, August 17, 5:00pm to 8:00pm
YPIN and Internationalist Magazine invite you to join us on Thursday, August 17th for a fun and engaging Happy Hour/ Networking Night.

This summer’s two YPIN Happy Hours have been outstanding!!! Both have attracted over 50 attendees, and everyone has had a great time sharing travel stories, talking trade or international politics, or just meeting cool people with broad worldviews. This month YPIN is partnering with the Internationalist, a locally-based magazine distributed on colleges nation-wide, whose goal is to encourage discussion of international issues among today’s young thinkers. Sound familiar? They’re really fun and doing great work.

On Thursday, August 17th we have reserved the entire restaurant of Porta by the Market from 5:00-8:00pm. There will be a fantastic Greek buffet, cheap drinks for everyone, and only $3 a person to get in! This is a perfect time to meet new people, learn more about the Council and the Internationalist, and introduce your globally savvy friends to both organizations. Over 100 young professionals who are curious about the world will be there. Come build your network of internationally-minded people and have fun at this enjoyable YPIN/Internationalist event.

Time: 5:00-8:00pm
Location: Porta by the Market (113 Virginia Street—between 1st & 2nd Ave—Seattle 98101). We have the whole restaurant reserved!!!
Cost: $3 for everyone, includes Greek buffet & happy hour priced drinks ($2 beers, $4 wells).

The Young Professionals International Network (YPIN) is a program of the World Affairs Council that provides people in their 20s and 30s with professional and social opportunities to discuss and learn more about critical world issues. Whether you are a seasoned global citizen or would like to become one, YPIN offers you a community engaged in substantive programs that broaden international awareness in our region and beyond. Please contact us at if you have any comments, suggestions, or ideas.