How to Run the Perfect Meetup

Meetups have been quite a passion of mine for a while.

How to run Meetups

I don’t run Meetups anymore but I learnt a few things planning quite a popular one a few years ago.

Therefore when I was invited to answer this question on Quora:

What are some strategies, tactics, or best practices for creating well attended meetups?

I could not resist to give my answer.

Here is an excerpt:

– Hook them with a reward

My secret weapon was offering food for free at the event and sometimes also a free drink. I managed to get that without investing a single penny.

I negotiated with venues to book the place on a Tuesday or Wednesday when they were usually empty and to bring 60+ people. I contacted venues that recently opened as they were willing to get the word out.

Sometimes we had also prizes like a bottle of champagne in exchange for business cards.

You can read the full answer on Quora. If you like it, vote it!



Julius Solaris
Julius Solaris is the editor of, he is an international speaker and author of The Good Event Registration Guide and Event App Bible.

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