Since 2016, Local Guides around the world have joined us in San Francisco for an exciting event filled with inspiring talks and fun activities. During the event, attendees learn tips from Googlers, share their own insights, and get advanced access to new features we’re working on. The event has given us the opportunity to celebrate and connect with our global community in-person.
Local Guides in Tokyo showed so much enthusiasm for Connect Live this year that we decided to surprise them with a pop-up event just for them!
Caption: A photo of the back view of a man wearing a red and white shirt that says “Connect LIVE TOKYO 2018” printed on it.Earlier this week, more than 80 top contributors joined us at Google Japan for Connect Live Tokyo. We invited Local Guides based on a variety of criteria including level, types of contributions, and activity on Connect.
Caption: A group photo of Local Guides and Googlers in attendance at Connect Live Tokyo 2018 at the Google office in Tokyo.
During the event, these Local Guide superstars made real-life connections with one another. They listened to a panel discussion from Googlers who work on Maps and got answers to their most pressing questions about the LG program. Afterward, they enjoyed a sake tasting, participated in a food photography workshop, and more! Check out more photos from the event here. This year, we may show up in your city, too. So, stay tuned!