The most important way to meet your group members is hosting events. Schedule your group's next event in a few simple steps.
To get started, visit your group’s homepage and select the red Schedule button. (If you've created an event before, the button will say Create event instead. Selecting this will open a dropdown menu, where you can create a new event, copy a past event, or edit a saved draft).
Select Create a new event to go to the event scheduler form.
Preparing to schedule an event
Making decisions beforehand will help you plan your event. Some things to consider:
- What is the purpose of this event? (To discuss, to collaborate, to watch, etc?)
- Will this event be in person, online, or a hybrid of both styles?
- What resources will you need to host this event? (A venue, a leadership team, etc?)
For more, watch our Community Support specialists walk you through scheduling a repeating event in this video:
Filling out event details
The event scheduler form guides you through each step, including tips on best practices.
You can use the rich text formatting toolbar to make key words and ideas in your event description stand out.
For in-person events, you can toggle on COVID-19 safety measures. Let your attendees know if masks and vaccinations are required, and if the event is indoors or outdoors. These measures won't appear on the published event unless you toggle them on.
Review your Optional settings to manage whether you'd like to create a recurring event, a waitlist, or set event fees, and more.
Meetup Pro subscribers can include details about a featured guest speaker for their events.
Publishing your event
Once you've filled out the form, select the Publish button at the bottom of the screen.
You can always save a draft of your event to finish later, or edit an event after it's been published.
Be sure to announce your event to members, so they know it's time to RSVP. And most importantly, have fun building your community!
Tips for hosting a successful event
Want to connect with top organizers who use Meetup to build thriving communities? Join the Meetup Organizer Community on Discord and learn more about great event hosting strategies!