Tonight's the Night: OpenCo Reception & InnovateSF Launch Party

Reminder to all you RSVP’ed peoples:

Tonight at 5 pm is the official kickoff of OpenCo at Federated Media Publishing’s HQ. The event features Twitter CEO (and comedian) Dick Costolo in conversation with OpenCo co-founder John Battelle, and a panel discussion with the famous Ron Conway and github founder Tom Preston-Werner. (And the full lineup for tomorrow is now live!)

Afterwards, we’re shuffling over to Market Street and the Westfield Centre Market, 4th floor, Under the Dome for the InnovateSF & Westfield Labs Launch Party at 6:30 to 9:30 pm. This event is a celebration of Innovation Month, applauding the community and key influencers across technology, retail, media and government that build opportunities and promote innovation in the City of San Francisco.

Come and join these influencers along with the Office of Economic & Workforce Development, the Mayor’s Office of Civic Innovation and Westfield Labs, a new entity of The Westfield Group which will serve as a global digital lab dedicated to innovating the retail ecosystem by leveraging the social, mobile and digital market opportunities that converge the digital shopper with the physical world.

What’s OpenCo?

OpenCoSF is a new kind of conference-as-festival, where technology companies will open their doors for networking & discussion-based salons that aim to share the story of what being in SF means, the vision of the how the business got started, and why it’s a disruptive force in the industry. Host companies and participants will be local organizations and international executives from across technology, media, and public service organizations that are convening here in October to help the city celebrate and brand the inaugural Innovation Month. Visit for more information.

What’s InnovateSF? publishes spotlight articles featuring events, and stories from start-ups, investors, creative agencies, technologists, media execs and brands that tell the tale of San Francisco as the innovation capital of the world. It is the digital home of Innovation Month, a celebration and a call to action to highlight the City’s need to further embrace technology and catalyze greater job creation, community engagement and government efficiency through innovation.

Dome photo credit.