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Here is where we have policy debates, project announcements, and assist community members in organizing events.
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For tips on creating a welcoming environment at your meetupMeetupMeetup groups are locally-organized groups that get together for face-to-face events on a regular basis (commonly once a month). Learn more about Meetups in our Meetup Organizer Handbook., see the handbook page Inclusive and Welcoming Events.
Ask! It’s so simple, but can be quite impactful. If there’s a member of the WordPress community you admire and have enjoyed a talk they’ve given in the past, you should send them a pingPingThe act of sending a very small amount of data to an end point. Ping is used in computer science to illicit a response from a target server to test it’s connection. Ping is also a term used by Slack users to @ someone or send them a direct message (DM). Users might say something along the lines of “Ping me when the meeting starts.”. Be specific about what you are looking for, when you hold your event, and find out if they’re willing to speak to your group.
Collaborate with other nearby groups to find speakers. This works especially well for online events, where both presenters and attendees are not constrained by location.
Look within your meetup group. Your meetup group is made up of all sorts of tremendously talented and experienced individuals. Frequently people don’t think of themselves as presenters because no one has given them the opportunity or training to be a presenter. Open up speaker requests internally to your group, and encourage first-time speakers.