Presenting Midmorning Social

Presenting Midmorning Social

May 10, 2012  |  Elements

Here at Orange Element we’ve watched with pride and awe over the last few years as Baltimore’s creative community has taken off. It’s been great to see, and we want to make sure we do what we can to help keep it going (and growing).

With that in mind, we’re excited to announce the debut of Midmorning Social, a new speakers series we’ve developed and organized in-house.

Midmorning Social is a pretty simple idea at its core: let’s get Baltimore’s technology, arts/culture, and business leaders in front of an audience and task them with talking about where and how they find inspiration. Let’s do it in the AM over coffee. Let’s keep it short and sweet, and let’s send people off into their day with something to discuss and share with their colleagues.

Our goal is to make connections. Professional connections among the attendees, of course, but also connections among ideas. We think that by bringing people together to talk about process and inspiration we can help them improve their thinking and, as a result, their business.

We’re holding the first event on May 31 at 9 AM at the Creative Alliance in Highlandtown (map). The featured speaker will be Mike Subelsky, an entrepreneur and leader in Baltimore’s emerging tech scene. Mike is, among other things, the co-founder of Ignite Baltimore, Baltimore Hackathon, and Baltimore Improv Group. Here’s what he’ll be talking about:

I plan to talk in concrete, specific terms about the deeply personal vision that guides my work as a programmer, technology advocate, and entrepreneur. I'm pretty obsessed with process and making gradual improvements in process, combined with big experiments, to help me succeed in my professional and family roles. Time permitting I'll touch on some or all of these topics: GTD, blogging, Ruby, test-driven development, Beeminder, physical fitness, inbox zero, meditation, psychotherapy, how to make yourself more interested and interesting, questing, the book Godel, Escher, Bach, leadership, what I learned from being in the Navy, and more!!

Sounds pretty amazing to us, and we can vouch for Mike as a great speaker. You won’t want to miss it.

Please join us at 9 AM on the 31st. To register (it’s free but you need a ticket) visit (link will take you to an Eventbrite page for the event). If you have any questions, email

Don't forget to follow us on twitter! @midmornings / @orange_element

See you there!