When you represent big names like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and eBay on the Hill, your launch party is definitely going to attract a cast of characters. The Internet Association (IA) pulled out all the stops for their much anticipated party at Capitale last Thursday, successfully bridging the gap between policy wonks, trendsetters, and the rising DC tech scene. Politico’s Mike Allen, Queen-Bee Heather Podesta, The Pink Line Project’s Philippa Hughes, a few of the BYT cast, and a few rouge Hill interns chewed the fat (actually, the sushi) with MOC’s and CEO’s like Rep. Paulson, Rep. Upton, and IA’s own Michael Beckerman. Rep. Judy Chu was also spotted tagging on the virtual “graffiti wall.”
While the Hill players were out in full swing, this wasn’t your standard cubed cheese and warm chardonnay reception in the Ag room. The IA party pulled out the stops with an open bar, sushi, and the most precious baby cupcakes you’ve ever seen. Daft Punk was playing while OnomonoMEDIA’s photobooth was crawling with people all night, because we all know—pics or it didn’t happen.
We were so impressed with IA’s DuPont Small Business Crawl in honor of Social Media Week last month, we knew their launch party wouldn’t disappoint. If you don’t know about The Internet Association, it’d be a good idea to get familiar with them pretty quick. Follow them on twitter @InternetAssn.