**NOTE** This post was last updated on January 6, 2014. The headline and some details have changed since it was originally posted. This post explains the changes.
Recently, I was talking to Tamara Vineberg on Twitter. Our conversation turned into a rollicking chat involving many members of Edmonton’s Twitter community.
What it boiled down to was a desire for the Twitter of old, with less advertising and self-promotion. We also wanted a tweetup—an in-person meetup of Twitter users—that had no theme, no “cause,” and no real purpose other than to meet and chat in person.
Somehow, I ended up volunteering to organize the tweetup.
Tamara jokingly suggested we call it Take Back Twitter (or #TakeBackTwitterYEG), so I’m going to roll with that. Because we’re trying to take it back to the old school, the name and hashtag will be #YegOldSchoolTwitter. But don’t call it a theme! Instead of having a very formal event with Eventbrite tickets and RSVPs, we’re just going to have an informal social. Show up at X place at Y time and hang out. There are no tickets (or free drinks). Alas, for logistical reasons, we’ve had to ask people to RSVP using Eventbrite, but the tickets are free, so show up, have a drink and shake hands with someone you’ve only connected with online.
If you’re interested, here are the details:
- Craft Beer Market – 10013-101A Avenue (just off Rice Howard Way)
- January 14, 2015 at 5 p.m.
No need; but feel free to let me know you’re coming on Twitter or by leaving a comment below.Please register on Eventbrite.
Because of how informal this event is, I’m not making a reservation. Whoever shows up will show up and we’ll try and snag as many tables as we need.
7 thoughts on “YEG Old School Tweetup: An Edmonton Tweetup”
No frills Tweetup. Great idea, I like it and will certainly try to attend. It’s in my calendar.
Great, I hope you can make it.
Is it ok if I bring a couple promotional banners and some swag to hand out? Just kidding. This is great, and I have thought to myself on occasion, “I miss the good old days.” Thanks for doing this.
That depends; do you have any of those beard toques that you can give to the beardless? I know it’s bordering on marketing, but it’s really a favour to those without natural beards.
I’ll try and make it. I’d love to connect with more Yeggers as I’m the new kid in town.
That’s great. Check out my latest post. For logistical reasons, we’re going to have to require RSVPs after all.