MeetUps & Eatups
Looking to connect face-to-face with other #SMMW20 attendees? Here’s how.
Want to meet others & talk over breakfast, lunch, brunch, dinner, or drinks? Attend an EatUp!
EatUps are unofficial events created by you! They happen when a group of 8-10 attendees meet for drinks or a meal at a nearby restaurant. Groups are typically organized by niche (social media managers, first-timers, solopreneurs, agency, higher ed, small business owners, etc.).
Want to connect with others without food being involved? Find a MeetUp (or set up your own) in the Whova event app the same way you’d find or create an EatUp.
There are both official & unofficial MeetUps happening throughout the event. Look for “Official” in the Meet-ups titles to see MeetUps organized by SMMW and/or our sponsors.
How to find a MeetUp or EatUp
Download the SMMW event app called Whova. Once in the app, go to the Community section at the bottom of the app. Under “Meet-ups” you’ll find existing MeetUp or EatUp groups. Don’t see one you’re interested in? Add your own! See the instructions below.
How to add a MeetUp or EatUp
- Decide on a niche
- Find a restaurant (or place), choose a date and time, and make a reservation
- Create your MeetUp or EatUp in the Whova event app (watch this video to learn how & refer to the formatting below)
- Interested attendees will join your MeetUp or EatUp using the Whova app
- Attend your MeetUp or EatUp
Tip: The SMMW Facebook Groups are the perfect place to find people who might be interested!
How to Format a MeetUp or EatUp in the Whova Event
When creating a MeetUp or EatUp in the Whova event app, please follow this formatting in the title field:
TITLE: EatUp (or ‘MeetUp’) #YourNiche Dinner (or Breakfast/Lunch/Brunch/Drinks/Activity) – 8 spots*
*When your event is full, please edit the title and add the word ‘FULL’ to the beginning of it.
If you add a MeetUp or EatUp, you are responsible for setting the number of spots and making arrangements/reservations, if necessary, for the meal or activity.
Looking for a restaurant? Use this guide to find a restaurant close to the San Diego Convention Center or hotels. Select “Seaport Village/District” or “Gaslamp Quarter” in the Neighborhood drop-down menu.
*Please note: MeetUps & EatUps are unofficial SMMW events and everyone is responsible for paying for their own meal/drinks/activity. MeetUps & EatUps are subject to SMMW staff editing & approval.
For businesses and brands, we offer paid sponsorships to connect you officially to #SMMW20 attendees during event hours. To become an official sponsor, visit Sponsorships. You may host and list a MeetUp during non-agenda hours, please make sure it is accessible to all attendees.
Have questions or need help? Contact our MeetUp & EatUp team at [email protected].