Finally Friday, November 1, 2013

Friday, November 1st, 2013

Upcoming events  

Eliason Merit Award, November 22

Pay it Forward, December 2-3

SWEA-LA Christmas Fair, December 15


Gold members 

A Word from the Presidents

Hej Alla,

Hope you have already reserved your Eliason Merit Award tickets?  We released the tickets on Monday and they are going fast.  Please visit Eventbrite to secure your ticket to the party of the decade !! â€¨â€¨
A special thanks goes out to our members Bad Taste Records for creating the beautiful Eliason event site with all possible details about the event:

Happy Halloween weekend!! 


Gudrun Giddings
President of SACC-LA

Kim H. Swartz

President of SACC-LA Foundation

Award ceremony tickets almost sold out
Eliason Merit Award 2013 – Honoring Steve Angello 

This week we released the tickets to the Eliason Merit Award Ceremony and the demand has been huge.  We are glad to see that you are as excited about this spectacular event as we are.  Make sure you visit the event page on Eventbrite and buy your tickets before they get sold out.  If you are not a member yet, this is an excellent opportunity for you to receive a big discount on the membership fee and buy the Eliason tickets to membership price.  See the details below. 
Invitation to the Award Ceremony and After Party
Click on the image to access the pdf version of the invitation. 
This week we also launched the new event site with all details regarding the event.  Thank you Bad Taste Records for this awesome looking and very useful site! 
You can follow the event planning and receive the latest updates through our social media channels.  Make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.  

When: Friday, November 22, 7.30pm – 2am. 
Where: W Hollywood Hotel Rooftop, 6250 Hollywood Blvd, CA 90028, Hollywood

Tickets to the Award Ceremony and After Party: $90 for members of SACC-LA, $130 for non-members. 
Discount on Membership fee: 30% discount on the SACC-LA membership fee when you buy tickets to the award ceremony reception.
Buy Tickets:

If you have any questions please contact us:, 310-622-3617

Green Connections 2013
November 6th – 7th, San Diego

Are you curious of why President Obama chose to go to Sweden to learn more about cleantech?

Find out at one of the most exciting cleantech event of the fall!

Our deer friends at the Swedish American Chamber of Commerce of San Diego are hosting Green Connections cleantech event on November 6-7 at Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa.  The focus of this two-day conference is Water, Waste, and Energy (Energy Efficiency and Clean Energy) and the aim is to create business relations between Sweden and the USA, and the San Diego region in particular.

Among the many interesting speakers you will for example find Holly Smithson, President and COO at CleanTECH San Diego and Lars Ling, CEO at CleanTech Region Sweden.  Click HERE to see the entire list of speakers and find out more about them and their expertise. 

Find inspiration and follow Green Connections on Tumblr

When: Wednesday November 6th – Thursday November 7th
Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa. See map here
Price: Regular price $70, Student price $35
Register here

Crowdfunding opportunity

Photo courtesy: Fund with Photo

The next Pay it Forward event on December 2nd and 3rd is going to be focused on crowdfunding.  With support from the funding platform Indiegogo three crowdfunding campaigns are going to be launched during the Pay it Forward event and live streamed.  Around 1,500 people are expected to attend the two-day event and the three campaigns will receive the best exposure during the event and the best possible support and from the crowdfunding experts and PR specialists.  If you have an idea or a project that you want to raise money for this is an incredible opportunity to do so. The deadline for submitting campaign suggestions is on Friday November 8th.  See the guidelines below.

– Describe the size of the community
– Describe the Concept / project
– Why would people love it
– What incentives will you give
– Describe your online community

You can find more information on Your Office Agents Webpage 

Submit your campaign suggestion to: before Friday November 8th for the jury to review.  Let us know if you have any questions: 310-622-3616

SACC-LA on Instagram

SACC-LA just joined Instagram and we are looking forward to connect with you there.  Add @SACC_LA on Instagram to receive colorful, fun and inspiring pic updates from the event planning process. 

Please use our hashtag #SACCLA if you want to share something that would be of interest for our network.  We are also looking forward to see all your beautiful event pictures there!  

Halloween – West Hollywood Style

With an office in the heart of West Hollywood it was hard not to get swept away by the huge Halloween celebration that took over the streets of West Hollywood yesterday.  Nearly 500,000 people joined the West Hollywood Halloween Costume Carnival along Santa Monica Boulevard and enjoyed some of the most creative and eclectic entrainment and costume creations around.


Sponsorship Spotlight

Phosworks Digital Ideas

We are an international production house specializing in engineering, producing and delivering the next generation of film and web-based digital solutions.  With offices in Los Angeles, Stockholm, and in a 16th-Century Swedish castle, we create award-winning television programs, global web campaigns, and complex technical solutions few others in the business can match.  Working directly with clients and some of the world’s finest production companies and advertising agencies, we produce digital solutions for Electronic Arts, GE, Universal Studios and Budweiser among others.


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