General director Andreas Mitisek kicked off the evening with a fictitious letter directed from the deceased Poe to the audience. Sounding a bit like Christoph Waltz, the Austrian-born Mitisek told us of Poe’s journeys in Hell, while also reminding the audience to donate. We were clearly in for a weird night.
Saturday started cold and overcast, the standard issue of tshirts or oxfords were hidden by coats and sport coats. We opened the day with Alex Hillman's core conversation "Working Alone Sucks: Join the Coworking Revolution."