Posted by Stage 32 Staff - Julie

4 years ago 100 emails were sent to RB’s industry friends asking if they would be willing to participate in what is now a global movement. 95 agreed to invite at least 5 fellow creatives. Then those creatives invited at least 5 more creatives, cut to today, where we have a network of over 400,000 creatives representing every country in the world.

The beauty of Stage 32 are the global connections we’re able to utilize which is precisely the reason we’ve grown to the level we’ve reached today. As always, we urge you to connect with your fellow 32ers and take your network to the next level by planning a Stage 32 meetup in our anniversary honor. Last year we had Stage 32 meetups in over 40 countries to celebrate our birthday and we’re hoping for even more this year.

As we look back on 4 years of connecting like-minded creatives from around the world, we want to take the time to dedicate this year to YOU and thank you for your continued support. It’s because of this positive minded community that we’ve been going strong for 4 years and will continue this climb for every one of you to have continued success. So, join us in celebrating our 4th year of spreading the universal language of creativity. Let’s amplify the Stage 32 buzz from around the world and always remember, it’s because of YOU that this community continues to thrive!

Now, we are turning 4, and we want to celebrate with you all.

 

  

(ps - If you haven't seen this video, it's a must see)

 

How do we do that?

Through Stage 32 Meetups of course! In honor of all the Stage 32 community has accomplished and to exhibit our global reach, we are asking you to organize a Stage 32 meetup in your area between now and September 30th. This can be accomplished by posting in the Stage 32 Meetup section of the Lounge. Set one up here.

But, why?

At your Stage 32 Meetup, we’d like to have everyone take photos of their group holding up a Stage 32 sign that says where you are from (city, state, country, etc.) and send them to us, along with a little bit about who you are and what you do as a creative…. then, you’ll come celebrate with us!

What do you mean “come celebrate with you”?

We are going to be hosting a Stage 32 4-year anniversary bash in Los Angeles in October. At the event, we'll showcase your photos so you can be at the party with us, too!

Plus, we will be live streaming the party. So even if you don’t live in LA, you can be part of the celebration! (For those of you in LA, stay tuned for more details about the party.)

How cool is that?

Pretty freakin' cool!

What if I can't attend a Stage 32 Meetup?

We have something special in store for you! Stay tuned and we will announce it shortly!

 


Take it to the streets and organize a Stage 32 meetup in your area, meet your fellow Stage 32 creatives in person, all while celebrating our 4-year anniversary! And, while you're at it, maximize your networking, form a creative support group, or get inspired to launch projects with the people you meet. Click here to see photos of some of our other recent meetups.


Tips on how you can plan a successful Stage 32 Meetup:

  • First and foremost, check the Stage 32 Meetup section to make sure that there isn't already a Stage 32 Meetup happening in your area. If there isn't, post away!
  • The best advice is to pick a meeting place (like a coffee shop or a restaurant or a bar), set the date and time and go from there. If you leave your original post open asking people what day/time works for them and adjusting to people's schedules it will be impossible to nail down a date and time. So, have one person take the lead and set the time and place.
  • Many previous organizers of Stage 32 Meetups have called up the meeting place ahead of time to assure that there is enough room to accommodate a large group. Some organizers have even finagled free or discounted drinks and food for bringing in such a large party!
  • Once everything is set, just add the information in your Stage 32 Meetup post. The organizer can actually edit your original Stage 32 meetup post (top right corner) and attendees can type details as they come in in the comments section.
  • Then, on meetup day, we ask that you bring along a Stage 32 sign so everyone knows who you are when they walk in. After that, just have fun and network!

We'll be watching the Stage 32 Meetups and chiming in with suggestions! We look forward to celebrating our 4 year anniversary with you!

 


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(RB is out of town so there is no Weekend Blog this week)

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