And perhaps our favorite question:
For those of you who love a good party game or worship Kevin Bacon (maybe even in equal measure), you’ll be pleased to know the answer: our company name hails from 1929, when Frigyes Karinthy put forth the theory that all people on average are six, or less, social connections away from each other. The idea was brought to life in a 1990 Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, Six Degrees of Separation, as well as a film in 1993 (which, for the record, did not feature Kevin Bacon).
Since the 1990s, the idea has gone mainstream in popular culture, thanks to television producers such as J.J. Abrams and website applications such as Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. And of course we cannot forget the “Kevin Bacon game,” in which players are challenged to connect an actor to Kevin Bacon in six degrees or less. For example, John Malkovich, and even Natalie Portman:
Ergo, John Malkovich has a “Bacon number” of 2.
So Natalie Portman also has a “Bacon number” of 2 Fun, right? Add some music and a few snacks and we just upped your quarantine ante.
It’s this exact combination of “connection” and “fun” that makes the 6Connex organization – and our virtual event product portfolio – the industry leader. Those two themes are the foundation of all of our virtual environments. From sales kickoffs to trade shows, we begin each project with two questions:
Heck, we can even include Kevin Bacon movies and memes if that’s your thing!
At 6Connex, the accolades don’t all go to Kevin. 6Connex customers have the services and support you’d expect from a large organization, with the enthusiasm and efficiency of a small company. Our account management teams are just as connected as Kevin and six degrees of knowledgeable. From Europe to the U.S., they trailblaze and strategize to build environments and relationships. They’re movers and shakers – creative, dedicated people who think accountability, collaboration, and integrity are verbs. And just like Kevin, some of them can even dance.
In a world of billions of people, it does seem hard to believe that we are just six introductions away from any other person on the planet. But at 6Connex, not only do we believe the theory stands up, but we also argue that in our virtual environments, the number is far less than six. Regardless of the nature of your events or which license you choose, our technology is an immediate gateway to interesting and profitable professional relationships.