Steem Meetups are definitely a great way to build the Steem community.
Chatting, talking, meeting online in Discord, Steem.Chat or just through comments on posts is a great place to start.
But if you get the chance to meet other steemians in real life at a meetup or other event it takes it to another level.
The annual Steemfest is the big event of the Steem calendar but only 300 or so steemians are able to get to that each year.
In between there are a growing number of more local meetups and events around the world that can provide the ideal opportunity to get to know other steemians.
Here is a list of what's going on, when and where.
If you spot an event anywhere near you do take the chance to go along.
And if there isn't one in your part of the world maybe this will inspire you to set one up...
Calendar of Steem Meetups & Events
27 JANUARY 2019 - CANADA, TORONTO - STEEM MEETUP
31 JANUARY 2019 - AUSTRALIA, ADELAIDE - STEEM MONTHLY MEETUP
- @mattclarke - Regular monthly meetup - last Thursday of every month
6pm - The Jade, Flinders Street, Central Business District, Adelaide
2 FEBRUARY 2019 - USA, CALIFORNIA - SoCAL STEEM MEETUP
24 FEBRUARY 2019 - MALAYSIA, PENANG - STEEM SHARING BOOTCAMP
4 MARCH 2019 - USA, CALIFORNIA - SoCAL STEEM MEETUP
- details available shortly
30 MARCH 2019 - USA, MINNEAPOLIS - STEEM MEETUP
6 APRIL 2019 - UK, LEICESTER - STEEMCAMPUK 2
- @lloyddavis - SteemCampUK 2 is coming to Leicester
- @shanibeer - SteemCampUK 2 - Growing an Audience of Smart Investors
17 - 19 MAY 2019 - SPAIN, BARCELONA - @ DTUBE.FORUM
20 - 23 JUNE 2019 - USA, COLORADO - THE 'BLOCK' PARTY
1 - 5 DECEMBER 2019 - LIMA, PERU - STEEMFIESTA 2019
[ graphic by @pennsif ]