#WeAllGrow L.A. Field Trips
Our mission for #WeAllGrow Summit 2015 is to cultivate an environment that nurtures progress and growth. And while the summit is packed with expert sessions and networking opportunities galore, we know that for a seed to blossom, it needs sun. In this spirit, we've arranged for 4 unique experiences that gets our attendees outside to explore the beauty and diversity of L.A.
Happening on Thursday, February 26th from 10am to 5pm (depending on each itinerary), we've worked closely with each field trip sponsor to make sure each experience is valuable for our groups of 15 to 25 influencers. We hope you become inspired by the nuances of L.A., connect with fellow influencers, as well as the sponsors making the field trips happen and, perhaps even find a few gems to share with your readers.
Car Free L.A. with the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board
Time: 10:45 am to 5:00 pm Location: Downtown L.A. Hot Spots
The car is no longer king in LA. Spend the day getting to know the City of Angels in a new and exciting way -- car free! As a group, we’ll Metro from The Line Hotel into the heart of the city, spend the morning at The Museum of Contemporary Art perusing the over 6,800 pieces of work in their permanent collection before strolling to Grand Central Market, a buzzing open air venue that showcases various global cuisine. Options range from the ever popular, egg centric menu at Eggslut and massive portions of Texas-style BBQ at Horse Thief to delicious Thai food at Sticky Rice and fresh shellfish at The Oyster Gourmet. Be sure to finish the meal off with a scoop of Turkish Coffee or Eureka Lemon & Marionberries ice cream at McConnell’s! Complete the day by taking in the sights of downtown via a Starline double-decker bus, with multilingual audio commentary. Drive through downtown’s various cultural enclaves including Little Tokyo, Chinatown and Olvera Street, the birthplace of Los Angeles, take in the scenery of the flower, jewelry and theatre districts and see Los Angeles landmarks including City Hall, Staples Center, Union Station and Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Going Green + Fun Under The Sun with Neutrogena
Time: 9:30 am – 2:30 pm Location: Hollenbeck Park and The Springs LA Wellness Center
Neutrogena will guide you on a journey to experience a green & natural lifestyle while staying protected from the sun! Start off your day by basking in the sun and breathing in the cool L.A. air while enjoying a yoga session led by a professional yoga instructor at Hollenbeck Park. After that, we’ll head over to the Springs Wellness Center to enjoy a green juice while attending a juice press demonstration and learning all the benefits juicing has to offer. A nutritious, light lunch will also be offered. To complete your experience you will also receive tips for living a healthier lifestyle from a wellness practitioner! Going green, figuring out how to live a more natural lifestyle and making sure that you have all the tools to stay protected from the sun is not always easy. After this experience with Neutrogena, you will have all the tips and tricks for a better lifestyle.
From Dinosaurs and Gems to Popular Art, Capture your World at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM)
Time: 10:00 am - 4:30 p.m., including 2-hour lunch Location: Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County + Lunch in Downtown L.A.
At the Natural History Museum (NHM) discover your world past and present, from dinosaur bones to natural gems. Your group will accompany Rachel Matos (art historian and former gallery lecturer for the Guggenheim NYC; founder of theartmuse.net and Director of Social Media and Influencer Relations for Latina Bloggers Connect) on a special photojournalist-style tour through the many halls and attractions of NHM.
You’ll encounter dinosaurs, experience nature, explore dioramas and marvel at one of the most impressive gem and mineral collections in the world. And that’s just the beginning. NHM is also a place where natural history and popular art meet, and where you can truly see the stepping stones of history. This merging is best exemplified by the museum’s current special exhibition, the extraordinary Grandes Maestros: Great Masters of Iberoamerican Folk Art, Collection of Fomento Cultural Banamex. The exhibition is a showcase of colorful masks, intricate textiles, hand-carved miniature sculptures, yarn paintings, clay animals, religious and political altarpieces — associated with daily use or ritual purpose, and immersed in the traditions and identity of Iberoamérica. These works give life to tradition, inviting viewers to discover the color and grandeur of the cultures represented while reconnecting the many Latinos of Los Angeles with the beauty of their homelands through spectacular works of art.
The museum’s indoor and outdoor scenery offers different types of lighting and perspectives, making it an excellent venue for both amateur and advanced photographers to explore. From its beautiful nature gardens to the museum’s renowned Dinosaur Hall, which boasts more than 300 real fossils and 20 complete dinosaurs and ancient sea creatures, the NHM offers an array of colors and textures that together create a truly unique experience for visitors.
Vive Mejor Presents An Inside Look Into Google
Time: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Location: Google Venice Beach Headquarters
Vive Mejor is excited to announce that it will be hosting an exclusive trip to the Google Headquarters in Venice Beach, CA. A lucky group of #WeAllGrow Summit attendees will be treated to a private session with content experts who will share a Vive Mejor curated presentation on best practices in video content. The excursion will serve as an amazing look into one of the world’s most iconic and innovative companies, encouraging bloggers to be innovative within their own work.
The trip will kick off with a lunch at the famed Google cafe, featuring an array of cuisines. Following, attendees will view a presentation, where learning how to both better engage and grow their audience, as well as how to maintain that audience. The presentation, led by the head of Strategic Partner Development for US Hispanic, Alejandro Duque, will feature expert advice on content strategy, channel and video optimizations, brand identity, and interacting with fans. The presentation will also feature best in class examples in video content from Unilever. The engaging session will close with a Q&A, allowing attendees to gain personalized advice on how to further elevate their blog content.
Each field trip offers attendees a chance to explore a crevice of L.A. and our wish is for attendees to find value in these experiences that speak passionately to your mission as influencers. Use #WeAllGrow's L.A. Field Trips to become inspired, connect with sponsors or simply learn something worthy of sharing with your readers. Just remember to fill out this Sign Up Form with your preferred Field Trip.
In the spirit of #WeAllGrow, we want all of those interested to get a chance to attend. Please select a field trip in order of preference from #1 to #4 on the Sign Up Form. We can not guarantee placement, but will do our best to accommodate selections based on the form submitted.
Make sure you fill out the form by Wednesday, Feb. 18 at noon PST. It's better to just do it now so you don't forget and miss out as the deadline will be firm and no exceptions will be made. You will be sent your assigned field trip confirmation, itinerary and details by Monday, February 23rd.