What’s Happening at #DellVenue? (Issue 1)

From October 1 through October 18, Dell is taking over 6th Ave & 29th St in Manhattan to create #DellVenue, a pop-up creative workspace full of our latest Dell Venue tablets and XPS laptops.  There’s free Wi-Fi, tables and comfy couches in case you want to crank out some work and/or meet with your group.  Also, there’s a daily giveaway of a Venue-7 tablet and any purchases made at #DellVenue receive a 10% discount.

Week 1 in Review

Dell successfully launched the new Dell Venue tablets with Android and Windows 8, as well as the new XPS laptops.  Our new products received great reviews from both media and analysts, as well as friendly New Yorkers that stopped by the space to work and check out the new products.

Then we celebrated the launch in true NYC fashion with music and good food from the amazing Chef Roblé.


On Thursday, October 3, after hosting open hours for the public to relax and enjoy free wifi and snacks, Dell hosted an exclusive panel with renowned designer, Jonathan Adler, and his sister Amy Adler to discuss the topics of protection of creative design elements.  The panel was moderated by Dwell Editor-in-Chief, Amanda Dameron.


On Saturday, October 5, 2013, Dell partnered with Intel and Music Unites to host a Music Versity event at the #DellVenue in NYC.  Music Unites is a non-profit organization that sustains music education programs for underfunded school districts in urban centers across the nation.

The event brought in 30 local high school students with an opportunity to learn how to mix beats using Dell XPS systems and Stage Light software by Open Labs.  Grammy award winning record producer, Danja hosted the event and spoke with the kids about the importance of music in his life and inspired determination and perseverance in following one’s dreams.  “Don’t base life decisions on what anyone else thinks, do what is best for you in your life,” Danja told the students.  Following the Q&A session, the students learned how to mix music in a beat making lab led by the Open Labs team.  The students then had an opportunity to share their music for Danja and the crowd.  Danja even joined one student in a freestyle rap. 

At the end of the event, Dell presented Music Unites with a $10,000 donation – enabling the program to continue to inspire students across the country.  Dell looks forward to a continued partnership with Music Unites.

For more #DellVenue photos and coverage, visit the Dell Flickr and Instagram pages, and follow the conversation online at #DellVenue.

Want to know “What’s Happening This Week at #DellVenue (October 7 – 12)?  Check out the calendar of events here online.

Tuesday, October 8

  • Evolving Workforce Think Tank (9AM ET – 1PM ET) – Watch LIVE and follow the discussion online at #TechAtWork.  (https://new.livestream.com/Dell/TechAtWork)
    Dell Think Tank event moderated by Scott Gerber to focus on the blend of using technology for professional/personal use and the resulting consequences for IT and employee productivity.


Also, want a quiet, yet swanky place to work and relax this week with free Wi-Fi and snacks?  Stop by during these times.

  • Monday, Oct 7: 9AM – 2PM ET
  • Tuesday, Oct 8: 1:30PM  – 6PM ET
  • Wednesday, Oct 9: 9AM – 4PM ET
  • Thursday, Oct 10: 9AM – 4PM ET
  • Friday, Oct 11: open all day, 9AM – 8PM ET
  • Saturday, Oct 12: 10AM – 8PM ET

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