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  • 658 Maywood Avenue Raleigh, NC, 27603 United States (map)

Join us for a one-of-a-kind storytelling event with Triangle nonprofit leaders. Failfest is an annual open-mic style event where attendees share their stories of failure with a dash of humor and fun.

The event, organized and sponsored by Triangle Community Foundation, BC/DC Ideas, and Third Space Studio, intends to rethink the way society views failure, celebrating it as a learning experience instead of a dead end.

FailFest will feature five “star failures” who have experienced significant obstacles in their careers, but now stand as influential leaders in the Triangle’s nonprofit community. The host speakers include: Tina Bailey, Grant Administrator at Triangle Community Foundation; Stephen Graddick, Storyteller; Marie Hopper, Executive Director of FIRST North Carolina; Tami Schwerin, Executive Director of Abundance NC; and Hector Salgado, Executive Director of Alliance of AIDS Services.

For more information or to register for FailFest visit The first 50 attendees will receive a free beer!