In-person meetups are on pause until further notice. The community used to host many offline events, and we hope to get back there once it's safe.
Here's a guide that can help with virtual events:
Benefits of hosting a virtual event
Anyone can join regardless of their location. Plus, you may have a recording afterward for anyone who'd like to watch at a later point.
Easy to set up -
It's relatively quick to set up an online event if you have the right tools.
For public events, an unlimited number of people can join.
Below are a few examples of events and webinars from August 2020:
Tools we recommend
: you can use Zoom video calls for up to 100 people in one room.
: this platform is great for public events with 1-3 speakers. You can also stream Crowdcast directly to your YouTube channel.
You are not required to use these tools - they're just recommendations!
Pick a format for your event. Having a "co-pilot" can be very helpful - consider bringing someone else on board to host with you.
Invite a speaker to give a talk. For a smaller crowd of 1-30 people, we'd recommend using Zoom. However, if you're looking to broadcast this to an audience larger than 30 people, give Crowdcast a go.
Here are some potential topics - but the content is totally up to you!
Knowledge management for startups
Building an operating system for your company
Inspiring creativity and thought
Building a second brain and PARA
Creating your morning workflow
Building your personal wiki
Ramp up your learning habits
Coding and design processes
Computing pioneers and history
Self improvement, personal growth
Documentation for fast growing startups
Modern education, alternative teaching systems
How to manage your finances
Managing a creator schedule (YouTube, Newsletters, etc)
Workshop & skill building
Teach your community something new.
Here are a number of ideas for you:
Building a no code website
Creating a knowledge base from scratch
Digital organization workshop
Simplification and unification of your tooling systems
Advanced formulas in Notion
How to build a beautiful resume
Show & tell from the attendees
This works best for audiences of 5-30 people using Zoom.
Ask each attendee to share something live. That could include their Notion setup, something they've built recently, a custom template, or anything else you come up with. The goal here is learn from each other, ask questions and get inspired.
Choose the tool you'd like to use. This depends on the format and size of the crowd.
Send out an email blast to your contacts.
Reach out to other groups to promote (i.e. a design community, productivity group)
Post on Twitter, Instagram and other social networks.
to our team so we can help!
Take a practice run ahead of time. Make sure you know how the tools you're using work.
Double check your speakers and microphone ahead of time.
Send instructions beforehand to any speakers presenting.
Make sure you're in a quiet place with good internet.
If you have a set schedule, watch the clock.
Make sure anyone speaking has a good microphone connection.
Follow up with attendees.
Include any resources, links, or products mentioned during the event.
Ask for feedback. Here's an example
. We'd recommend using Typeform for this.
Post about the event on Twitter and tag
to the community calendar.
Questions? Send us a note and we'll get right back to you.