Many bloggers who attend AU know of the many years of tradition of holding a blogger reception the night prior to AU actually starting. I have received many questions if we were doing it again this year, the simple answer is yes. The event will be a social meetup for 200 bloggers, social media, and our Autodesk discussion groups Expert Elite.
As popular as the event had been we always had to limit the amount of attendees due to space and of course costs. This year we want to expand and allow more to socialize and network before AU begins, and thank you for all you do. This meetup will be on Monday December 2nd and start around 8pm. We will have a larger space for a meetup to accommodate 200 people to network and meet others in real life before AU begins.
We will setup a signup page as I am sure we will exceed the 200 number the room can accommodate and will have to review invites before they are sent out. We want to invite those active Autodesk related bloggers, social media on Twitter and Google+ and Expert Elites that post about Autodesk products or assist the Autodesk user community.
Currently we only have a big conference room to hold the meetup and are looking for creative way to provide beverages and snacks and perhaps some room ambience entertainment. I am considering seeing if there is interest in a sponsor/s of the event and if you are interested email me.
With the bloggers, social media, and discussion forum Expert Elites attending this event I am struggling to find a fitting name for this meetup and so far have only come up with Blogger Social Meetup. If you have a better suggestion please post a comment to this blog post.
Stay tuned for more information and spread the word as I expect the sign up page to go live next week.