If you are trying to organise an event and feel stuck or overwhelmed, this is the place to ask questions.
Based on the questions being asked, I will update this post with an FAQ/Guide for future organisers.
The following is a rough procedure for setting up an event
1-Gauge interest in your area by starting a topic in this forum and asking for potential attendees.
2-You may be able to ask interested users in your area to assist with preparations. This does not have to be a solo effort.
3-Locate a suitable location for the meeting.
4-Based on location availability and community suggestions, choose a suitable date and time for the event.
5-When you have booked the location, edit your topic's title.
6-Update the first post of your topic with as much information as possible in order to attract attendees.
7-Create a method for users to RSVP for the event.
8-After the event has taken place, be sure to update your topic with summaries, photos and videos so that the entire community is able to join in.
Once you have established a time and place for your event, let the community know by changing the topic's title to the following:
[Date - DDD MMM DD YYYY | Location] Short Description
Here are some examples:
[Sun Jul 20 2008 | Vancouver] Meet the SB members in the Lower Mainland Meetup !
[Mon Nov 17 2008 | Berlin] Join us at the grand castle for a day of bushcraft/Survival discussion
[Sun Mar 13 2009 | New York City] Join us in Central Park for a day of Bushcraft/Survival activities
Maintain the first post of the topic by posting updated information regarding the event. You may wish to post things like:
the specific location; using Google maps to pinpoint is a good idea.
travel options to the location.
a list of attendees, or just the number of confirmed guests.
topics or specific events that will be held.
plans for food throughout the day.
a fast method to contact the chief organiser.
Questions? If your question relates to a specific event, you should ask in that event's topic or contact the organiser.
RSVP - The person sending the invitation would like you to tell him or her whether you accept or decline the invitation. That is, will you be coming to the event or not?
I now open the floor to your questions...
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