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Countdown to our Members' Xmas Meetup - 12 things you need to know.

With just under two weeks to go until 2014’s Members’ Christmas Meetup, we’re starting to get in the spirit of the festive season and looking forward to catching up with and meeting lots of lovely members.

So with this in mind and with 12 days 'til the big night, I thought it apt to offer up all the info you will need ahead of the event - from why you should come to how you can make the most of the occasion - in the theme of the 12 days of xmas.  Here goes....


12 - (drummers drumming)

Our meetups attract on average over 100 people at each event. That’s a lot of potential new contacts!

11 - (Ladies dancing)

Meeting other members and learning about their business/the business they work for is a really great way to share knowledge, advice and expertise with peers.

10 - (lords a-leaping)

Speaking to Wired Sussex about you/your company is one of the best ways to make the most out of your membership. The more we know about you and your business, the more we can help.

9 - (pipers piping)

The whole Wired Sussex team will be at the event, so it’s a great chance to chat with us about specific projects (The Digital Catapult, the Brighton Digital Exchange, Brighton Digital Festival, Brighton Fuse & The FuseBox) and find out how you can engage with them.

8 - (maids a-milking)

Chat to us about your recruitment needs and how we can help, whether this be though offering advice and support /benefits of using the jobs board, some friendly advice or our match funded Intern Placement Programme.

7(swans a-swimming)

Get direct advice from the Wired Sussex team about how you could possibly get more out of your membership.

6 - (geese a-laying)

Why not take this opportunity to update your comapny/freelancer Directory listing? That way, you’ll be ready for when people look you up pre or post event!

5 - (goooold rings)

Or rather, 5 overall reasons why you should come to the event:

- Introductions, new connections and contacts
- Hear the latest going’s on in the local digital sector
- Find out about potential joint working opportunities and projects
- Make new friends in the local digital, media & tech scene
- Update your team pic for free at our festive photo booth!  (Have a look at the pics from last year on the Facebook page here).

4 - (calling birds)

This will be a fun and festive affair, but lets not forget that the key purpose is to offer informal networking opportunities.

If you’re new to the networking scene or a little shy and not sure what to expect, don’t worry - just have a little look at my previous blog post for some tips.

3 - (french hens)

It's soon the 1st December and when that day comes, it’s officially ok to listen to a Christmas song or two, good times! Here’s one of my faves to get you in the mood.

And once you've done that, have a look through the list of people signed up to attend the meetup on the eventbrite page. This way you can identify anyone you’d like to chat with in particular or be introduced to in advance. We also display the twitter handles for attendees who choose to add them to the eventbrite, so you can always give them a shout online too.

2 - (turtle doves)

Tweet using #WiredBrighton to let everyone know you’re coming - it’s a great way to connect with fellow event-goers and let people know if you would like to chat to them on the night.

1 - (and a partridge in a pear tree)

There’ll be mince pies, mulled cider, Christmas jumpers (yes, that’s right, get those jumpers out please!) - what more could you want from an event?!


So,now that you’re fully equipped with all the info you need for this event, we look forward to seeing you there.

In the meantime, make sure that you’re the first to hear about upcoming Wired Sussex events by signing up to receive Wired Sussex event invitations here.

And if you've got any questions about the upcoming meetup, about Wired Sussex events in general or about events going on in the community, please feel free to drop me an email.

See you there!

Events Manager, Wired Sussex

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