Have you heard of face-to-face networking events where nobody speaks? How unusual! 🙂

In San Francisco and a few other cities they’ve held events where people “talk” by writing notes to each other. It sure beats trying to make a new contact with loud music making it hard to hear the person you’re talking to.

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The cover reflects the price of renting the venue for the night, as well as the more intangible cost of guaranteeing the crowd will comprise like-minded people looking to make a connection and, crucially, two drink tickets at a makeshift beer and wine bar. Twenty dollars also can buy you the right — no, the obligation — to remain silent for the duration of the party.