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Radha Agrawal at BookPeople on Nov 16

The Forrest Four-Cast: November 12, 2018

What began in 2013 as a social experiment with her friend has grown into a bona fide dance movement with events in 23 cities across North America, Europe, and Asia and over 350,000 loyal community members and is growing rapidly. Daybreaker has inspired lifelong friendships, surprise engagements, and transformational experiences for community members. It has been described as “the Studio 54 for millennials” and “the future of nightlife.”

I was lucky enough to meet Radha Agrawal this past June at a special boutique event called EXP in Indian Springs, California. She was at EXP to share her “crawl method” of building community around values, as well as her thoughts on clear experience design goals.

What Agrawal covered at EXP are the basis of Agrawal’s new book “Belong: Find Your People, Create Community, and Live a More Connected Life.” This book takes readers on a two-part journey. Part one is Going IN — a gentle but intentional process of self-discovery and finding out your true energy levels and VIA (values, interests, and abilities). Part two is Going OUT — building on all that you’ve learned about yourself to find those few special people who feed your soul, and discovering, or creating, the ever-widening groups that align with your aims and desires.

Meet Agrawal and learn more about her new release at 7:00 pm on Friday, November 16 at BookPeople in Austin (603 N Lamar Blvd).

Speaking of community, you’ll find dozens of sessions focused on this concept at SXSW next March. In today’s troubled world, the need for strong community has never been more important.

More Austin events for the week of November 12
Nov 12: BioAustin BioBash Fall 2018
Nov 12: Cofounders Wanted Austin Meet Up
Nov 12: EFF-Austin Meet Up
Nov 12: Austin Clojure Meet Up
Nov 12: AustinRB Meet Up
Nov 13: SXSW Office Hours at Capital Factory
Nov 13: Lunch and Learn: DoD Innovation with DIU Director Michael Brown
Nov 13: Austin Blockchain Technology & Hyperledger Meet Up
Nov 13: The Role of Technology in Social Impact
Nov 13: Veteran Epic Office Hours
Nov 13: Intro to Austin Startup Scene: Military Veteran Entrepreneurship
Nov 13: Austin Deep Learning Meet Up
Nov 13: Austin Hispanic Hackers Meet Up
Nov 13: Additive Manufacturing for Industry
Nov 14: The State of Texas Venture Capital
Nov 14: Startup Grind
Nov 14: MIT Executive MBA Austin
Nov 14: ​Ladies Lounge | Fail Fast: Stories from Female Entrepreneurs
Nov 14: Founders Party
Nov 14: Austin Python Meet Up
Nov 14: IoT Deep Dive Meet Up
Nov 15: SXSW Pitch Entry Deadline
Nov 15: SXSW Interactive Innovation Awards Late Entry Deadline
Nov 15: Wine & Wireframes: UX for Beginners
Nov 15: Austin Hardware Startup Meet Up
Nov 15: Austin Cassandra Users
Nov 15: Bleeding Edge Web Meet Up
Nov 15: IBM Watson Cognitive Tech Meet Up
Nov 15: Product Management Foundations 101 Training Workshop
Nov 15: Secrets To Hosting Great Events
Nov 15: Austin Cloud Technology Meetup Hosted by IBM
Nov 16: The Complexity of Storytelling Today
Nov 16: Radha Agrawa Book Reading
Nov 16: Origin Protocol Austin Demo and Meet Up: Road to Mainnet

More Upcoming Austin Events
Nov 27–28: Solar Business Festival
Nov 28: Janis Powers Book Reading
Nov 28: Campfire Entrepreneur Networking: Tech Ranch and IncubatorCTX
Dec 4: Keyholder 2018: She Is Key
Dec 7: Deadline to Save $300 on SXSW Registration Fees
Jan 26: Smart City Saturday Teen-Only Hackathon
May 7: Philanthropitch Austin

Hugh Forrest serves as Chief Programming Officer at SXSW, the world’s most unique gathering of creative professionals. He also tries to write at least four paragraphs per day on Medium. These posts often cover tech-related trends; other times they focus on books, pop culture, sports and other current events.

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