Welcome back for Apartment Therapy's Offline Design Meetups 2008. Tomorrow we're kicking off a new format, which will consist of three parts: a. design presentations b. house tour and c. good questions. We've already booked a remarkable house tour and have spaces open for amateur and professional designers...
Thanks to your input at our last Meetup in December, we're structuring the meetup to be a bit more like the blog in that it will have a few sections that resemble features online. We'll also be introducing monthly themes as we go along, but we're starting with this one open.
1. Designer Showcase (3 spots - 30 min)
This is where we feature new, fresh and upcoming designers and their ideas. Each designer gets 5 minutes to present and 5 minutes for questions. We then blog you online and get you and your idea out into the world.
2. House Tour (1 spot - 20 min)
This is a personal house tour (via slideshow) of a notable home by the designer him or herself. You don't need to be a pro. We'll be pulling house tours from our readers online and you can feel free to email us if you're interested in highlighting your prowess. We'll also put this online.
3. Good Questions (infinite - 30 min)
Many had asked for more chances to ask questions, schmooze and chat. This is it. We'll end each session with a space for good question directed at either the house tour, the designers or the folks in the room.
Sign in, put it in your calendar and come on down...
• Presenters: email justine @ apartmenttherapy.com with MEETUP in subject line if you'd like to show in the next meetup. We'll get back to you right away.
THE ORIGINAL STORY
"On the 1st Thursday each month at 7PM, 6 people get 5 minutes each to demo something cool to New York's product and furniture design community" We have open space, so email us today and get on the schedule (all info here and below).
We've always felt that the web's greatest asset was in creating community and that it should mirrored offline as well. Inspired by Scott Heiferman's NY Tech Meetup, which we've been going to lately, we've started a NY Design Meetup for product and furniture designers, architects, entrepreneurs, students and hackers.
Our goal is to provide a unique, efficient and entertaining forum for designers to get their ideas out to an interested crowd who can offer networking possibilities, exposure and good old applause.
Where else can people cheer you on for your design?
In addition, we'll be blogging each of our presenters each month, providing them with additional exposure on AT. If you're interested in coming or showing, come to this link, and sign in. Admission is free.