One of the most interesting meetups I've ever attended was the Rocky Mountain Synth Meetup, led by Mark Mosher. Mark started this as an outgrowth of his own desire to meet people, but it has expanded into one of the most active synthesizer-based meetups in the world - and is now a must-visit for anyone that likes (as Mark states) "drinking with a synthesizer problem".
From its humble beginnings in the basement of a Louisville CO restaurant to the huge launch party for the Ableton Push 2 release, the meetup has gone through a number of changes - some of which would hamstring a lesser meetup. Venue changes, personality riffs, people moving in and out of the area; the RMSM has continued to expand, and is healthier than ever.
Mark has provided the following information for us to share:
Meetup Summary The Rocky Mountain Synthesizer Meetup - founded in 2012 - is the home of 480+ Denver Front Range synth geeks who share their passion for synths, build their network, get inspired, get hands-on with gear, tell people about projects and find collaborators. It is synth technology agnostic and features broad variety of rotating presentation topics and experiences each meetup - most presentations given by members themselves. The after-meetup features a performance by a meetup member.
Landing Page: http://www.RockyMountainSynth.com Meetup Page: http://www.meetup.com/Rocky-Mountain-Synth/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RockyMountainSynth/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/rockymtnsynth
Referenced in Show Laurie Anderson - New York's School of Visual Arts 2012 Commencement. Tom Hodgkinson mentioned around 17:25 - 5. Commencement Speaker's Address: Laurie Anderson Tom Hodgkinson's "The Freedom Manifesto" - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00C2C8XUS/ Logo by http://www.Cuttlefisharts.com
Related Mindmaps Meetup 411 - https://www.mindmeister.com/270324871/the-rocky-mountain-synthesizer-meetup-411-established-june-2014 How to start a synth meetup - https://www.mindmeister.com/276513397/how-to-start-a-synth-meetup
My Links Links to Mark Mosher's Art, Blog, Podcast, and event schedule - http://www.MarkMosherMusic.com Many thanks to Mark for his openness about the meetup. I hope you'll consider doing one for your community!!!