Finding a space to hold your meetup can be challenging. As a community, each organizer is responsible for finding a venue for the meetup. You should determine your meetup type first and estimate how many would attend. You want to accommodate not only the number of attendees, but the meetup type. We suggest the following NO COST options.
|Meetup Type||Venue Options|
|Celebration/Inspiration||University / Local Business|
|Conference Planning||Library / Municipal buildings|
|Professional/Career Development||University / Local Business|
|Sourcing||University / Co-Working Space|
|SD/Coding Skills||Research Labs/University|
|Networking/Hangout||Local Sponsor (e.g. Meetup.com)|
- Check with local University for space. They are always willing to support local efforts especially like an AnitaB.org community.
- Co-working space are great to tap into local businesses and other freelancers, startups, incubators, etc.
- If you decide to hold your meetup in a restaurant, Meetup.com collaborates with thousands of area businesses where they would give you discounted food and beverage in exchange for promoting them on social media or online rating applications.
- Consider asking your organization to host the meetup. By doing this, you could open doors to great technical contributors in your community.