Friday, 25 June 2010

Social Media Lunch Cologne

A couple of weeks ago I went out to lunch with Vidar Andersen (@blacktar on Twitter). I hadn't met Vidar previously: but knew him to be someone worth meeting for a chat over lunch.

The food was good, "cheap and chearful" (I've been meaning to do more blog posts about food but you know, hey-ho time and all that). The conversation was great too: very refreshing to be able to talk about a subject I'm very interested in without the person opposite *appearing* to glaze over.

I was delighted afterwards that @blacktar has grabbed the bull by the horns and started the initiative "Social Media Lunch Cologne". Was then gutted to find out that I can't make the first one as I have a call lined up at work, but I will make it when ever I can.
When?
The very first Social Media Lunch Cologne launches on Thursday the 1st of July 2010, 12:30 – 14:00 CET.
Next up: 11th August 12:30 - 14:00
Be sure to not miss out on the “I was there” bragging rights – success or failure notwithstanding! If you can’t make it – don’t be sorry for long. There’s going to be another Social Media Lunch Cologne just for you. Or one that you can quite possibly make it to. Sometime.

Where?
The idea is to keep rotating places in the Cologne inner city for variation. The first Social Media Lunch Cologne will be held at the Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst Köln.

How?
Tell all your friends, colleagues and relatives to come (or stay away, respectively), show up at the venue sometime during the timeframe or drive by and wave to the rest – just wing it and do it your way. Whatever you do be sure to bring some lunchmoney allowing for a handsome tip. That’s basically it.

If you feel like connecting and spreading the awesomeness, perhaps already craving to commit that RSVP – there’s a facebook page for that.

No registration needed, though – It’s informal, remember?

If you’re into #hashtags feel free to use #smlcgn for your tagging and labeling needs.
Social Media Lunch Cologne is an informal regular lunch event in Cologne where social media experts and newbies alike come together to eat, meet, share, and learn. Twitter: @SMLCGN