Participants simply need to sign up to the mailing list and RSVP before the event date, and are given a name badge at the event. We often provide a goodie bag to give everyone the opportunity to share something - a great way to be a little creative and help your new friends to remember you.
The next Sydney abcd social will be on 3-5pm 7th June 2014 at Erskineville Town Hall hosted by Steph from Bondville and Lisa from the red thread in collaboration with Etsy Australia. Join the Sydney abcd social mailing list for more info (around 6 emails per year).
The next Melbourne abcd social will be in late March/early April, hosted by Amanda and Carly from The Creative Journal. Join the Melbourne abcd social mailing list for more info.
Please contact me if you are interested in hosting a Brisbane meet-up. Join the Brisbane abcd social mailing list for more info.
We also have an active Facebook page for abcd social where we post upcoming event info and photos from the events. (Note however that due to changes to Facebook's newsfeed distribution, you are not guaranteed to receive notification in your newsfeed. Please ensure you also join our mailing lists.)
Check out these links for photos and details from previous socials:
Autumn 2009 - Bar Alto, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm - photos
Winter 2009 - Lock 'n' Load, West End - photos
Spring/Summer 2009 - Bar Alto, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm - photos
Autumn 2010 - Bar Alto, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm - photos
Spring 2010 - Bar Alto, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm - photos
Autumn 2011 - Bar Alto, Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm - photos and goodie bag
Spring 2010 - The 3 Weeds, Rozelle - photos and goodie bag
Autumn 2011 - The 3 Weeds, Rozelle - photos and goodie bag
Winter 2011 - The 3 Weeds, Rozelle - goodie bag
Spring 2011 - "Getting to know you" The 3 Weeds, Rozelle - photos and goodie bag
Autumn 2012 "Soiree" - Ruby L'otel, Rozelle - photos and goodie bag
Winter 2012 "Sharing" - The 3 Weeds, Rozelle - goodie bag
Spring 2012 "Instagram" - Polli design studio, Stanmore - photos
Summer 2013 - "Wholesale" - Life InStyle trade show and PJ Gallagher's, Moore Park - photos
Winter 2013 - "Winter Warmer" - The 3 Weeds, Rozelle - photos and goodie bag
Spring 2013 - Follow The Larder, Ripponlea - blog post
abcd social (then called abcd meet-up) was co-founded by Steph Bond-Hutkin (Bondville) and Kim Wallace (Kim Wallace Ceramics) in 2009 after meeting for the first time in real life for coffee. We wanted to meet all our online contacts in the creative fields, and give them a chance to meet each other too in a fun, relaxed setting. The first events were held in Brisbane and then Steph started organising meet-ups with Lisa Tilse (theredthread) when she moved to Sydney in 2010. We hope to continue to help creatives grow their small businesses through opportunities to connect and learn in a warm, collaborative environment.
Images: Steph Bond-Hutkin | Bondville
Logo Design: Lisa Tilse | theredthread