What is a MEETUP?
It's a local gathering of a group of people brought together by a common
interest. Real world, face-to-face -- maybe over coffee or a beer.
Where do MEETUPs happen?
MEETUPs are ready to happen in 540 cities in 22 countries. To make it
easy, we've hand-picked 11,409 (and growing) good meetup spots -- local cafes, bars, bowling alleys, parks, donut shops, dog-friendly places,
videogame displays, etc. People vote on where their local MEETUP will take place.
Who chooses the candidate venues?
The MEETUP Venue Team hand-picked 11,409 venues worldwide. (We're also
taking suggestions from
users!) Then, our magic computer chooses these three venues based on
availability and appropriateness for the topic. It's not perfect. That's
where YOU come in: Help pick the best venue(s) for your city. The
actual MEETUP venue(s) are open to a vote. We never force a MEETUP to be
at any particular place in any town.
Do candidate venues change month-to-month?
Can I suggest a venue?
Yes, we are constantly trying add good MEETUP spots. Suggest one here.
Will the MEETUP be at the venue I vote for?
Not necessarily. After you vote, we'll count the votes and let you know
What is "Venue Voting"?
We never force a MEETUP to be at any particular place in any town. Venue
Voting is when we offer three (hopefully) relevant and convenient venues
for you to vote on. Democracy rules. The process for most MEETUPs:
* approx. 21 days before the MEETUP: Venue Voting opens -- if you are
signed up for updates, you'll receive an email notifying you that voting
* approx. 3 days before the MEETUP: Venue Voting closes -- you'll
receive an email asking you to RSVP for a winning venue.
* approx. 24 hours before the MEETUP: RSVP period closes -- you'll
receive an email saying whether the MEETUP is cancelled or not. if there
are enough participants, others can still RSVP.
What if my city/town/country is not listed
If you want MEETUP to come to your city or to re-define your geographic
area, see simply, tell us here.
The two most difficult things about getting MEETUP going in a new place
are getting venues for people to MEETUP and getting enough people to
make sure MEETUPs actually happen. If you give us some help on both, it
will make it more likely MEETUP will come to your town sooner.
What do people do at a MEETUP?
Chat, chew the fat, shoot the shit, sling the bull, babble, cackle,
chatter, gab, yak, yammer. Maybe unionize, consort, or plot. Have coffee, have a beer -- depends on
the venue people choose. No big whoop.
Does the MEETUP happen over-the-Internet or in-real-life?
Real life, real local communities, real groups of people.