I am thinking about organizing a meet up of domain investors who are located in the Boston area, and I am interested in knowing if there will be enough interested people. I’ve spoken with a couple of companies in the area, and I am quite sure there will be a decent turnout.
When I lived in New York, I organized a few domain investor meetups. The get togethers consisted of anywhere from 15-50 people, and I am still in touch with a number of people I met at the meetups. Most were held at bars and restaurants, and I think the best type of environment is one where people can move around and discuss business rather than sitting at a table or multiple tables.
For the Boston area meet up, I am thinking about two options and would like your feedback about them and about whether you’d be interested in attending assuming the date works.
Option 1: Meetup at Fenway Park. There are a couple of standing room sections that are available for groups, so we wouldn’t have to be in assigned seats. I would likely choose a mid-week 7pm game in June or July. The tickets are somewhere around $35/each not including food or drink
Option 2: Meetup at a restaurant or bar in Boston. This would be a less expensive option without the “distraction” of a Red Sox game. People wouldn’t have to give me a firm commitment/payment in advance if this option is chosen.
I am not sure if I will seek out a sponsor for the event to defray costs. It’s not really fair for a sponsor to pay and not get much for their marketing dollars, and I would prefer to keep it casual rather than having to set up A/V equipment or have handouts.
Please let me know your thoughts in the comment section about whether you’d be able to attend assuming things work out, and let me know what you think of the two options.