We are super excited to announce Social MeetUps for the HubPages community! These MeetUps are a great way to meet your fellow Hubbers in an informal setting. We are thinking evening MeetUps in a pub/restaurant or day MeetUps in a cafe. If you're interested in helping us organize a venue in your town or city and "leading" the MeetUp, we'd love to hear from you! Unlike the HubCamps that are grounded in education, these MeetUps will be purely social. Woo Hoo!! If you're interested, email Robin at firstname.lastname@example.org
This is so exciting to see all of the Hubber enthusiasm to meet! To get a Meetup scheduled, go to the HubPages Meetup page and become a member in your community. You can then setup a Meetup date and place. Here's the URL: http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/
You can also email me at email@example.com to help you get started!
I'm in Waterloo, ON, about 1.5 hours west of Toronto. I could possibly make it to a Toronto meet up if it's during the day time on a Saturday,(my kids go to Japanese school in Toronto every Sat) but I'm pretty flexible re a meet up here in Kitchener-Waterloo, preferably during the day. A more "mature" cafe/coffee shop would be nice, I'm not too fond of Tim Hortons LoL. Are there any hubbers in Kitchener-Waterloo (incl. Cambridge) area?
One of the best parts of HubCamp is meeting fellow Hubbers, so we thought we should incorporate purely social meetings as well! If you are interested in having a MeetUp near you, let us know, and we can help organize it!
Hi Jane, We are finalizing a Meetup in Antioch. Would that work for you? If not, we can schedule another in Sacramento proper. I'll post the details when they are finalized. DzyMsLizzy is heading up the Meetup! Woohoo! You can sign up to be part of the HubPages community in Sacramento here: http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/
Then if someone schedules a Meetup in your area, you will be notified. If you have any questions, let me know!
HubCamp in Australia is in the works, but a Social Meetup of Hubbers can happen very soon. (HubCamps are social but also informational with a three hour learning session about HubPages; Social Meetups are purely social.)
If you go to the HubPages Meetup page you can join a HubPages community in your area and then schedule the social Meetup. Here's the url: http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/
Sounds like a great idea although I'd have to travel quite aways in order to see fellow hubbers. Don't think there are any hubbers in my area. I also don't drive in the winter so both that and the winter weather will be a problem. I could possibly get to a Toronto gathering if it's on a Saturday and get hubby to drive the family out there since my kids attend a Japanese school on Saturdays. Are any Toronto hubbers interested in meeting up?
I don't suppose there's any point in having one in Cologne, because I'm probably the only Hubber in the area ... But I'd love it if one coincided with one of my trips to London, probably some time next autumn.
Is there a database or a source that we can generate a list of where hubbers are located? I know that this would have legal ramifications (access to information), but perhaps a list can be generated from those who are wishing to be on it? This list could be accessed by only those who are willing to meet and are interested in the MeetUp. It would help determine who is where and where the best site is to meet up.
I'm from a city that encompasses a large area, but more importantly, where I live has high traffic in terms of tourists and business. Hubbers from other cities who travel here for business would create the opportunity to meet. Who knows, I may some of our Down Under Friends or southern ones...... You get the picture, I'm sure.
Hi Beth, Thanks for your enthusiasm! I think the best thing to do would be to encourage all Hubbers to signup for the HubPages Meetup community in their geographical area and then they will be notified if a social Meetup is scheduled. You can do that here: http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/ If there's not a Meetup community in your area, you can create it!
We will be promoting this in the forums, newsletter and through blog posts.
Let me know if you have any other questions! Cheers - Robin
I know there are several of us in Indiana, and I would love to meet some. (And parts of Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Wisconsin are not necessarily too far.) Will meeting dates/times/places be posted, in the same way that the HubCamps are?
But also.... I have just returned from one 700-mile (one-way) road trip, after having driven a different one a few weeks ago. There were times when I wondered if there were any Hubbers along the route that I could meet if I stopped for coffee. What is the best method for sending a shout-out to find Hubbers that might be interested in having coffee, as I mentioned? Maybe just post my route numbers and see if anyone e-mails back?
It has been so great hearing all of the interest in local Meetups! Since there's so much enthusiasm , we have created a forum specifically for Meetups here: http://hubpages.com/forum/32 I'll be posting new Meetups in the "Local Meetups" forum from now on.
So far we have three confirmed Meetups and a few more in the works!
OMG...why am i so isolated?...i had love to meet some inspiring hubbers and probably ask questions and have a live tutorial...lol...please if by any way, Nigeria could be considered, let me know...i will arrange every piece of item needed to make the meetup a giant success...lagos or owerri will be nice and an opportunity for so many hubbers to make a trip to Africa....please inform me of the possibility...thanks.
accofranco, I'm so excited you want to meet other Hubbers! I suggest creating a Meetup community - you never know, someone in your area may sign up! You don't need to designate a time and place now; once others sign up you can schedule a meeting. Here's the HubPages Meetup url: http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/ Let me know if you need any help! Robin
I am new here and as such I am positive this will create more love for community and users of hub I say yes! If you don't mind I will like to be included I live in Asia and I think this is gonna rock down here !
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