Registration to host a Meetup opens August 19, 2019. Click here to register.
We’re putting the “social” in Social Marketers with yet another Modere Meetup weekend. Following the huge success of our first-ever meetups in April, we are bringing them back this October!
Modere Meetups are local events hosted by Social Marketers, for Social Marketers. Guests are welcome to attend. Meetups are a new way to put your business back into your hands and help you find corporate support wherever you live. This is a prime way to connect with other local Modere enthusiasts, learn business-building strategies and spend time with like-minded entrepreneurs. The options are endless: a Modere Meetup can be a small gathering in your home or a huge regional event at a stadium. Your meeting can focus on anything from product trainings to motivational speaking to business tips and tricks.
With customization options and attendance incentives, your Modere Meetup will have official corporate support with a regional twist. This way, you can meet other Social Marketers in your area to address your specific interests and have local support.
Whether you plan to attend a meetup near you or host your own, here’s everything you need to know about Modere Meetups.
Modere Meetups will take place October 19 & 20, 2019.
How will hosts register their meetup with Modere?
To register your meetup with Modere, complete the host registration form on events.shiftingretail.com, available beginning August 19, 2019 at 9 AM MT. For questions, feel free to email email@example.com. You will need to provide the following information to complete your registration:
- Host(s) name(s)
- Host phone and email
- Venue address and phone number
- How your attendees will register for your event (registration link, etc.)
- Exact date and time of when you’re planning to host the event
- PROOF OF ATTENDANCE LIST (PDF, spreadsheet, image of reg list, etc.)
How will Meetup hosts register their guests?
The attendee registration method is at the host’s discretion. Modere recommends that Meetup hosts use whatever method they prefer to register and charge their guests. Any legitimate manual or digital system is acceptable, including free services like EventBrite or TicketLeap. Please note, if you create a Facebook event for your Modere Meetup, your registration link must be visible in order to receive exposure on the Modere Events page. Meetups registered without an attendee registration link, date and/or time will NOT be posted to the Modere Events page.
Who can be a Meetup host?
Any Social Marketer can be a Meetup host. There is no rank or title requirement.
Where can Social Marketers go to find the meetup nearest to them?
Modere will host a list of all registered meetups after August 19. You can find this list by going to events.shiftingretail.com and clicking on the “Meetup” tab at the top. The list will be updated every Monday, Wednesday and Friday following August 19, when registration opens.
What can a Social Marketer do if there are no events near them?
If there is not a registered Modere Meetup near you, consider hosting your own. There is no rank or attendee requirement to host a meetup.
Who is responsible for providing the venue for the event?
Meetup hosts are responsible for identifying the venue for their meetup. There is no venue requirement for hosting a meetup. Meetups can be in small, intimate settings like a private home with a few friends, or larger venues such as a hotel ballroom. Hosts are responsible for choosing a venue as well as for any costs associated with the venue, including rental space, A/V rental, etc. To help cover these costs, hosts can elect to charge an admission price of their choosing for their event.
Is there a charge for attending meetups? Who charges the fee and how?
Attendee registration fees are at the discretion of the host.
What resources will Modere provide for Meetup hosts?
All Modere Meetup hosts will receive a “Digital Meeting in a Box”. Modere will email a link to all registered hosts three days before their event that includes:
- “How to Host your Meetup” document
- Customizable presentation template, in both PowerPoint and Adobe formats
- Corporate meeting content video – This pre-recorded video produced by Modere will provide most of the training content for your meetup.
- Other incentives will be based the number of registered attendees for a meetup and the date by which the host submits proof of their registrants to Modere
These materials will be sent via a dropbox link to the email you provide when you sign up to host a Modere Meetup.
What equipment is necessary to host a Modere Meetup?
The equipment needed to host a meetup includes:
- A way to access and utilize the digital materials provided by Modere, including:
- Internet access
- A storage device on which to download the content (such as a computer, thumb/USB drive, etc.)
- A way to customize your presentation (PowerPoint or Adobe applications)
- A way to connect content to a screen/television
- A screen or television
- Other equipment may be necessary depending on the size of the event (microphone, sampling supplies, etc.). Hosts are responsible for costs associated with any equipment or supplies you choose to use for your event.
How do I qualify for Meetup incentives?
Different Meetup incentives are offered based on verified attendee registration lists and the date by which the lists are submitted.
How will Modere know if your event is one of the first two meetups to reach the 50 and 100 attendee mark?
Meetup hosts must submit legitimate and verifiable proof of their registrants when they register to host through the Google form. Many of these incentives are time-sensitive, so it is strongly suggested that you send in your registrant list as soon as possible. To be eligible for any incentives, legitimate proof of registrants must be received via email at firstname.lastname@example.org by no later than Monday, October 7th at 5 PM MT to allow time for incentive items to ship prior to your event.
What happens if I co-host a meetup with another Social Marketer and we qualify for an incentive?
All guests will receive incentives at the qualified level. Host incentives will be split evenly between all registered hosts.
What if I qualify for an incentive of 50 and I actually have 75 registered guests?
All 75 guests would receive the incentives at the 50 level. The host incentive would be at the 50 level. All finalized attendee lists must be received by Monday, October 7th at 5 PM MT to allow time for incentive items to ship prior to your event.