WordPress meetup organizer newsletter: January 2019

Hello WordPress MeetupMeetup All local/regional gatherings that are officially a part of the WordPress world but are not WordCamps are organized through https://www.meetup.com/. A meetup is typically a chance for local WordPress users to get together and share new ideas and seek help from one another. Searching for ‘WordPress’ on meetup.com will help you find options in your area. organizers!

Welcome to another meetup organizer newsletter full of news, information and inspiration for your local meetup. This is our first newsletter for the year 2019.

Newsletter contents:

  • The Annual Meetup Survey for Organizers
  • Event Format: A spreadsheet of ideas
  • Diversity Outreach Speaker Training Workshops

The Annual Meetup Survey for Organizers

As announced last month, we changed the schedule slightly and will be sending the Annual meetup survey in January. These are surveys we send out to all members help us get feedback on the meetup program, which can help us on improving things. So more members sharing their views is actually better.

Along with our member survey, we are also sending the Annual Organizer Meetup Survey – which can be accessed at


Please help us improve our support of meetup organizers all over the world by taking 10 minutes to fill out the organizer survey! 🙂

Event Format: A spreadsheet of ideas

During WCUS Contributor day, one of the projects was to search through meetup.com for interesting / unusual meetups event formats and topics that could be recommended in future meetup organizer newsletters, like this one. Now we have a whole spreadsheet of ideas to pick from.

It would be useful resource to go through and use as a reference, for organizers who are planning meetups in their cities.

Diversity Outreach Speaker Training Workshops

The meetups who have been running the diversity outreach speaker training workshop to get more women and other underrepresented groups to start speaking at their meetups and WordCamps have been having encouraging results.

Many of the WordCamps achieved 50% or more women speakers in less than a year.

The Diversity Outreach Speaker Training Workshops will be at the following timings:

  • Sunday, January 27th, 2019 @ 17:00-19:00 UTC
  • Thursday, February 20th, 2019 @ 18:00-20:00 UTC

Would you like to sign up for one of the trainings? https://tiny.cc/wpwomenspeak

That’s it for now — chat to you next time!

Your friends on the Community Team