It’s been a little over two weeks since we introduced our Meetup Program and the response has been fanstastic. Our June 23rd kickoff is looking great, with over 265 Meetups in 50 different countries with over 700 participants.
What’s a Meetup again?
For those that missed the announcement, Evernote Meetups are here so you can get to know your fellow Evernoters in person, share stories, ideas and make some new friends.
Four Steps to setting up an Evernote Meetup
- Find/start an Evernote Meetup Go to http://www.meetup.com/Evernote/ to find or schedule a Meetup. Create a meetup by clicking the Schedule a Meetup button.
- Become an organizer Every meetup needs someone to take the lead, why not you? If you are already an organizer of a meetup and need some assistance choosing a venue, you can send a message to all of the other attendees.
- Pick a venue You can’t have a Meetup without a venue. Your local pub, coffee shop, library, or school can all serve as meetup locations, you can even take it outside to a park or beach—it is summer after all.
- Choose a time All Meetups have a default start time of 8pm. Organizers can change that to whatever time works best.
Evernote staff in attendence
We have employees in lots of different cities. If you’d like to meet them, stop by the meetups in:
- San Francisco, California
- Los Angeles, California
- Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Orlando, Florida
- Washington, DC
- Moscow, Russia
- Tokyo, Japan
Make your Meetup notable
Some of the Evernote Meetups are further along then others. Check out this one in Philadelphia. Great job, Sam Gulino!
The bare minimium requirement for a successful Meetup is an organizer, a venue and a start time. Some of the Evernote Meetups have an organizer but no venue yet (I’m looking at you Minneapolis). Others have a lot of interest but no organizer (ahem, Chicago).
Every Meetup with over 20 participants listed by June 14th will receive a special pack of awesome Evernote stuff. We will send the packs to the meetup organizers.
Spread the word
Once you get the details of your Meetup worked out be sure to spread the word to everyone in your area/network who shares your interest in Evernote, or just likes meeting new people. Have fun!
Print your own Meetup packs
For those Meetups that didn’t get a Meetup pack sent out to them here are the PDF files of the special Evernote Meetup signs and name tags you can print out to have on hand.