Day in the Life Dinner: Seventeen Magazine, Kinney Group Events, & Shapeways

Date: Thursday, May 15, 2014, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Location: Center for Social Innovation, 601 West 26th Street, Suite 325, New York

About us: FindSpark is a community dedicated to setting up every young creative for career success. We’re here to inspire you and give you the tools and resources you need to follow your creative passions, meet great people, and push you to be the best you can be.

Day in the Life Dinner Featured Guests:

  • Morgan Thompson, Associate Merchandising Director, Seventeen
  • Eleanor Whitney, Community Outreach Coordinator, Shapeways
  • Christina Rene, VP and Partner, Kinney Group Events

FindSpark Day-In-The-Life Dinners offer an intimate, comfortable environment where you can network with a small group of peers and gain in-depth industry insight from our fantastic guest speakers.

Hear their career stories and tips first hand and ask them all your burning questions about how to break into the industry and what it’s like once you’ve “made it.” You’ll come away with inspiration, new connections and friends.

Attendees will enjoy short “day in the life” presentations from speakers, open discussion, a Q&A session, ice breakers, and delicious eats from Bareburger.

Register with promocode FB to receive 10% off your ticket!


Morgan Thompson
Associate Merchandising Director
Seventeen Magazine
Morgan Thompson is the Associate Merchandising Director at Seventeen Magazine where she serves as a style expert and event host. A lover of all things pop culture, Morgan set out for a career in journalism and entertainment after graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to her role at Seventeen, Morgan worked for Carat, an advertising agency, and held marketing positions at Parenting Magazine, CosmoGirl Magazine, and Redbook Magazine. Morgan is also the co-host of the television show “Profiles,” a celebrity interview program in New York.

Eleanor Whitney
Community Outreach Coordinator
Eleanor Callott Whitney is a strategic partnerships manager and creative programmer who is passionate about art, creativity and entrepreneurship. She is an entrepreneur, writer, rock musician, and educator raised in Maine and living in Brooklyn. She finds joy in empowering creatives with the tools they need to think of themselves as entrepreneurs and in managing and facilitating creative projects with panache. She is the author of Grow, a practical field guide for starting a creative business, released in 2013 by Microcosm Publishing.

Christina Rene
VP and Partner
Kinney Group Events

Having started in the event planning industry ten years ago Ms. Rene has had the opportunity to develop a multi-faceted career. She’s produced events from several angles; starting with the world of nightlife to working with one of New York City’s hottest hotel groups. She recently became Vice President and Partner at Kinney Group Events an event production and consultation firm. With KGE she now focuses on event design and business development. She enjoys meeting new people and talking about common passions within or outside of the planning industry.



Special thanks to our partner: Bareburger 

bearforwebjpg Bareburger is a micro-chain of organic burger restaurants that offer mouth-watering organic burgers and sandwiches, fresh salads, delicious shakes and sharable snacks in environmentally sustainable, eco-friendly locations. They believe organic food tastes better and is better for you, and that sourcing ingredients locally benefits our communities. The Bareburger menu features a variety of meats, including traditional beef, chicken, turkey and lamb; exotic options such as elk, bison, ostrich and boar; and mushroom, veggie and black bean burgers for our vegetarian and vegan guests. Bareburger also offers a number of savory and sweet salads, organic beer and wine, and kid-friendly cubby meals for the littlest diners. To learn more, please visit

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