Are Meetups good for Steem? If so how can we encourage more of them?

I put a post up yesterday to see who in Wales might be interested in a second Steem Wales meetup.

Out of the dozen or so active steemians in Wales there has so far been an encouraging response.

I’ve only been to one Steem Meetup so far but they do seem like a good idea.

I use to compile a regular listing of all the Steem Meetups around the world, like this one…

There used to be quite a few every month. I haven’t hunted round to check yet but I hope they are still going on.

There were regular meetups in places like Adelaide (@mattclarke), Toronto (@steembirds), Aachen (@detlev), Munich (@steem-munich) and Vienna (@manncpt & @mundharmonika). And also ad-hoc events organised by @yoshiko & @yasu24, @thealliance and @canna-curate.

I would be interested to hear from the organisers of these events, as well as people who attended them…

  • Have they been worthwhile?
  • Have they been good for networking and strengthening your connections on Steem?
  • Do you think they help improve retention on the platform?

My guess, and my hope, is that there will be positive answers to all three of these points.

If that is the case, what can be done to encourage more Steem Meetups around the world.

Of course numbers might be low in many areas but meetups can be small to start.

Would funding for venues, refreshments and publicity help encourage meetups?  Or would that be overkill?

Is finding other Steemians in your area a major limiting factor?

Meetups can take many forms…

They can be purely social, or they can include a training element.

They can even be more outward looking and can be recruitment focused.

What do people think about Steem Meetups?

Are they worth encouraging?

What would help make more happen?

Would you be interested in organising one if you had some help?

I look forward to hearing from you.