• October 4, 2022 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
  • Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House

    101 West Vermilion Street
    Lafayette, Louisiana 70501
Ticket Price $2.00-$10.00 This event is now over

Join Destin Ortego (Opportunity Machine) for this workshop that explores what makes content go viral, how you can prepare yourself to monetize viral content before going viral, and next steps to take if your content does go viral.


This is a hybrid session. We hope to see you in person at Acadiana Center for the Arts for this session but should this not be possible, zoom details will be provided once payment has been processed. This session will also be recorded and sent to each participant following the workshop.


Destin serves as Executive Director for the Opportunity Machine which currently serves more than 100 startups and small businesses each year, supporting them from the idea stage to maturity, and hosts several entrepreneurial events such as Innovate South. He earned his bachelor’s degree in visual arts, with a concentration in graphic design, and his master's degree, with a concentration in public relations, from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Over the course of his career, he has created and hosted charitable events supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Acadiana, the Boys and Girls Clubs of Acadiana, and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

He is a recipient of The Daily Advertiser’s Top 20 Under 40 award, one of Silicon Bayou’s 100 most influential people in Louisiana’s startup scene, and was named the Richard Baudoin Jr. “Friend of Business” for the Junior Achievement Business Hall of Fame.

He currently serves as the Board Chair for Junior Achievement of Acadiana, a board member for Festival International and the Academy of Information Technology, and an advisor for the Academy of Interactive Entertainment Advisory Committee.

Date & Time

Tue, Oct 4, 2022 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Venue Details

Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House

101 West Vermilion Street
Lafayette, Louisiana 70501 Acadiana Center for the Arts - Art House
Acadiana Center for the Arts

Our mission is fostering art and culture in Acadiana.

Founded in 1975, Acadiana Center for the Arts (“AcA”) is a community-supported nonprofit organization that fosters art and culture in Acadiana. Since its founding, AcA has developed as a major force, shaping the future of public education and community development in South Louisiana.

AcA supports the creation of new works of art, exhibits, festivals, performances, and public art across an eight-parish region that includes Acadia, Evangeline, Iberia, Lafayette, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Mary, and Vermilion Parishes.  

AcA aims to bring equitable access to the arts and supports fair compensation of artists. On average, AcA serves over 300,000 people annually and provides fair compensation to 2,700 artists.  

In 2013, the AcA merged with the Performing Arts Society of Acadiana (“PASA”), whose mission was to educate, inspire, entertain, and culturally enrich the people of south Louisiana by providing local access to a diverse range of the performing arts. This merger supported the vision of both organizations and provided much-needed support to PASA’s programs. Founded in 1989, PASA served as a leading voice in the performing arts in South Louisiana for close to three decades.

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