Have you checked out Meetup.com?
Howdy Folks! I just did a big update of the calendar for this month, and as expected momentum has really kicked in this September for marketing events here in Calgary. I’m not sure if you’re aware, but there’s a neat service online now called MEETUP where you can subscribe to various groups of interest to you. There’s no charge to subscribe, and once this is done, and you select various groups you’re interested in, the site sends out email notifications to you weekly to tell you what to add to your calendar.
Some of the Meetups I’ve joined include Pixels and Pints, Social Media groups, Calgary WordPress Group, MarComm Synergy Group, and the handy things is that once I’ve joined, I’m in the loop. No, I don’t think I’ll have time to attend them all, but I am slowly picking away at checking them out — and for handiness, I’ve added events from these “groups of interest” to what we do at Tenato to our own marketing events calendar.
Now, you might wonder, is this really a Calgary-oriented event service? Well, it doesn’t seem to matter. Even when I’m not logged in, the site recognizes my URL is from Calgary and only shows me Calgary events, of which there are TONS. You can also search for groups of interest to you, and easily start your own groups.
So if you want to know what’s really happening for social media, web, marketing or business events in Calgary, this is a terrific resource. That, and of course, Tenato’s own marketing events calendar – which not only has the key events listed in the Meetup site, but also relevant marketing events offered by professional groups such as CMA, CPRS, and MRIA .