Networking events

Wednesday, June 22

Evening Event at The Langham Huntington
6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Attire: Boho Chic

With its sweeping lawn surrounded by native southern California succulents and swaying palms — and a picturesque location set against the backdrop of the historic hotel — the Horseshoe Garden is the centerpiece of The Langham Huntington, Pasadena’s lush 23 acres.

Enjoy a quintessential SoCal evening that captures the carefree spirit of the Coachella music festival — with live entertainment, culinary delights, cocktails, boho chic décor and an interactive flower crown-making station.

Thursday, June 23

Networking Lunch With a Cause
12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Put your floral arrangement skills to the test during this networking lunch with a philanthropic twist.

Attendees will join us in the expansive Horseshoe Garden to eat, mingle and create beautiful faux floral arrangements with their table. All floral arrangements will be donated by FICP to a local assisted living facility or nursing home.

As attendees make their way out to the garden, they will draw table numbers from a bowl to know where to sit. We encourage you to network with new faces at your table and ban together to create these wonderful floral arrangements.

Make sure to scan the QR code on the table! The code will lead you to mobile app page that contains information about where the arrangements are going as well as tips and tricks for arranging flowers. Attendees will also be able to add a personalized note to accompany their finished arrangement.

Well-Being Activity
3:45 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

The Education Forum is focusing our efforts on the well-being of our members this year. In doing so, we have added dedicated time for attendees to participate in a well-being activity. On Thursday afternoon, attendees will have a short break to change into their comfortable clothes and join us for one of the following events:

  1. Compete in lawn games. A variety of lawn games will be set up on Horseshoe Garden for your use including croquet, ping-pong, and giant connect four. Grab a friend and start playing!
  2. Take a walk or jog through the neighborhood surrounding The Langham. This is a great chance to get out and see a bit of Pasadena. Area maps will be available with different routes and distances so attendees can go at their own pace. Whether you are alone or with a friend, it is always nice to move around in the fresh air.
  3. Center your chakra with yoga in the Japanese Garden. Come back to your mind as you flow through poses in this gorgeous zen atmosphere. Attendees must sign up at the FICP registration desk prior to the event.

Whatever you choose, we hope you take this time to focus on yourself.

Evening Event at Brownstone Street at Warner Bros. Studio
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Join us for a behind the scenes look into a world famous movie studio – Warner Bros. Studio!

During the Thursday Evening Event, you will have the opportunity to visit the iconic Brownstone Street – where so many of our favorite movies and television shows were created – tour parts of the backstage studio lot and meet a few craftspeople who, like you, make magic happen!

This deconstructed Hollywood event has been created specially for you to talk with fellow meeting professionals and hospitality partners on how their passion bloomed and hear stories on how they contribute to the success of meetings and events. Be it on stage or the big screen, we each have a reason to celebrate our talents together!

Never heard of Brownstone Street? Well, you certainly will recognize it! Argo, The West Wing, Pretty Little Liars and Friends have all called Brownstone Street their home. Located in the heart of Warner Bros. Studio, Brownstone Street is the center of all the bustling activity on a working lot.

Did we mention that the Friends opening credits scene – fountain, couch and all – will be yours for the selfie? Get ready to make your friends and family green with envy…