Yesterday I talked about how not every Tweetup Can be planned. My late night consumption of steak tacos and enchiladas is a testament to the spontaneity of Tweetups and other Social Media Events. (#afteraftertweetup shout out to Dave, Josh, and Rich)
I love unplanned Tweetups. I get to repaint coffee houses and eat great food because of them. But I also like a good, planned tweetup. Here are the next couple I’m going to. See if you can see why they need planning:
Monday, December 7, 2009. Lafayette, IN – #lafayeTweetup
Being held at the Courtyard by Marriot, the upcoming Tweetup in Lafayette, IN will include two panel discussions with distinguished industry leaders including Douglas Karr and Michael Reynolds of Indianapolis.
The event will begin at 7pm EST. RSVP due to limited seating. Here’s the Eventbrite link to the venue.
Monday, December 14, 2009. Valparaiso, IN – #nwitweetup
This time held at Inman’s Fun & Party Center in Valparaiso, IN, the December 2009 NWITweetup will be a family-friendly event that will include discount bowling, charity auctions, and good friends. The organizer of this tweetup is James Barath. Information can also be found at NWITweetup.com.
So if your playing at home, the following is a good primer list of reasons to plan your next tweetup:
- panel discussion
- family-oriented (need those babysitters)
- holiday season
- discounts at venues
- industry leaders speaking at your event