Organize and Find Your Next Event with Meetup

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Do you like to organize events for work, travel or your hobbies? Perhaps you prefer to find in-person networking events, social activities and being part of a community. Meetup as the name implies is an app that brings people with similar interests together. Here, you can get a group to read with, practice your new language with, go hiking or whatever your interests are.

In this post, we’ll share practical tips on how to find these events and create one yourself on the Meetup app. Keep reading for more details. 

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How Does it Work?

Meetup is a great way to meet new people, learn new things and get involved in your community. It’s also great for exploring a new city, building your career or even growing your creative side.

You’d have to sign up and become a member to register for events or create one. However, there’s no paid plan so the membership is free.

There are several categories available on this platform. Some of them include – travel, outdoors, technology, gaming, art, culture, nature photography, social activities and so much more. You can find an event for pretty much anything here.

Why Should You Signup to Create and Find Events on MeetUp?

While there are several other platforms you can use to organize social events, here are some of the benefits of using Meetup instead;

  • Meet new people with similar interests: Perhaps one of the biggest perks of this platform is that you meet a lot of new people. Once you join a group, you automatically have a community of people who share the same interests. You can talk about it, and even make new friends you can go to brunch with. It’s also a great way to forge new professional connections.
  • You learn new skills: Whether you’re joining a group to improve your programming skills, learning a new language or even a new skill, you’d get an enabling environment that’ll foster it. You also have people learning the same skill that’ll hold you accountable and give you actionable feedback.
  • Find social activities and events: If you have very unique hobbies, a meetup is a great place to start. You can find new activities like food tasting, hiking, wine tasting, boot camps, hackathons, career fairs, stageplays, and so much more.
  • Be actively involved in a community: Since most of the groups on Meetup are closely knit, you’d find yourself actively contributing to the group. It might be through mentorship, delegated tasks or even organizing the event itself. What’s certain is that you’d be heavily involved in a community.

How to Find Events on Meetup

Ready to start attending events you’ll be interested in? Start by creating a free profile.

  • To find events in your area, simply visit the Meetup Find URL
  • Choose to filter by date, category, location, interest and even distance. You can choose to see only in-person events or even online events too.
  • Once you find an event, RSVP to attend
  • You can also join the discussion forum to talk about the event beforehand.

Some tips we recommend to keep in mind when finding an event is to read the event description carefully. This way you’re absolutely sure it’s something you’re interested in. Also, look at the reviews of previous events. 

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How to Create and Organize an Event on Meetup

If you’d want to create an event or group instead, it’s pretty straightforward. Simply create a free profile and then create a group. Your group will then be reviewed and shared. Choose a topic and then invite your friends to join in. You can also post it publicly so you can attract new members.

Some tips for organizing a successful Meetup event;

  • Choose a topic that people are interested in.
  • Make sure the event is well-promoted.
  • Provide clear and concise information about the event.
  • Be responsive to RSVPs and questions.
  • Arrive early to set up and greet attendees.
  • Be prepared to have fun!

Meetup also provides tools to ensure that your event goes smoothly. Use these organizer tools to schedule your events and manage your attendee list. Will you be trying out this platform? Let us know what you think in the comments.


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