This group is a real world extension of the Social Media Manitoba LinkedIn group:
My hope is that this event will be a chance for people to share their thoughts, experience and tips about social media with each other. Just like social media crowd-sourcing online, there is nothing quite like tapping in to the wisdom of the crowd.
We will also try and line up a few speakers for short presentations.
This will not only be educational, but also a great exercise in understanding the social and networking aspects of social media.
I started the group because there wasn't any other type of group like this. I've met some great folks in the group who have become close friends and have also met some amazing business owners.
— Bill, started New York City Gay Craft Beer Lovers