Practical Agile is an informal group for members of software development teams to discuss real world agile issues to share ideas, challenges and successes.
The format is simple : we maintain a list of topics (https://www.meetup.com/Practical_Agile/messages/boards/thread/50585033/0/#[masked]) (feel free to suggest new ones either on the night or via the message board) and at the start of each session everyone grabs a drink, reviews the topics and places two votes against the topics they'd like to discuss. The top two are selected for discussion.
Then we split into groups and discuss the first topic for 45 mins, take a break for pizza and then for the next 45 mins discuss the second topic.
If time permits we then summarise the discussions we've had in the different groups and after the event we'll update the blog at https://practicalagileblog.wordpress.com/ with the key points of the discussion.