SMC Phoenix moves to new date, location, and format!
Big changes are afoot for the Phoenix Social Media Club; changes we think will make our monthly meetings a little more interactive and a little more social.
The past few months we’ve been holding small panel and individual topics, and while there have been some very good sessions they still tend towards being a bit like a classroom. There’s a lot of value in that, but we’re more of a sharing than an educational group. We want to have active discussions and sharing among everyone who comes, and build some solid connections between people who come regularly.
New format – interactive discussions
The next SMC’s are going to be a combination of open discussion and focused topic discussion. The first part of the meeting will be for anyone to bring up interesting social media things from the past month. It might be a new tool, a challenging situation, a great insight, a tough problem, or anything else they’d like to share or get feedback on.
The second part of the meeting will be a discussion on the topic of the month, and everyone will able to participate. Bring your laptop, because we be trying things together, sharing tips, and working on our own social sites as we talk. You may be an expert of the topic of the month who can share a lot, or a newbie on that topic who is there to learn, but everyone will have a chance to chime in.
New date and location
We’re changing from the long-standing 2nd Thursday of the month, and moving out to the east side of Phoenix. We will now be meeting on the 3rd Wednesday of every month at 6:00pm, and will be at the OHSO nanobrewery on 48th St and Indian School. OHSO has a great selection of beer and wine, and lots of tasty food to socailize over.
The after-SMC-discussions at District American Kitchen was very popular, so we chose a new location that allowed some of that same socializing. We’ll have a big group of tables put together to allow people to mingle and connect.
Update your calendars!
To be clear, there is not a meeting coming up on June 14th. Here’s the scoop for June’s meeting:
June Topic: Facebook page and group administration – tools, tips, challenges, and ideas
When: June 20th (3rd Weds of each month)
Where: OHSO nanobrewery, 48th St & Indian School
We’ll be updating our website, Facebook, and other places to reflect the new dates and locations, but let us know if we missed one. Hope to see you on the 20th to give this format a try and give us your thoughts!