This is something I've wanted to do for a very long time, and looking back, I should have, but there were many things beyond my control that prevented me from doing so, plus other personal issues.... So I think it's definitely about time. Seeing @Bugsy's thread about a meetup he had got me thinking about it again, so here we are. First thing's first I live in Montreal, Canada. There's not a great scene here at all (never really was), but I still want to try and have something locally. I'm thinking of traveling to Toronto (which has a better scene), if need be. What I'm thinking we can all do Instead of trying to have a massive meetup, I think the best option is for everyone to have local meetups so it's much easier for everyone to travel. We're talking about people from all over the world, so it's impossible for it to happen globally - except online. So here's the deal - two versions: Local Meetups We need to figure out a way for everyone to be a part of a meetup. So if you live in let's say, Philadelphia, are you able to travel to New York? If you live in Los Angeles, can you make it to San Francisco? London to Manchester? You get the idea. By having local meetups, they will ALL be OFFICIAL ILLMUZIK MEETUPS. This means it's all IllMuzik members plus others, of course, and everyone meets up to simply chill and play each other's beats. But also, it's a way for everyone to help each other out and network. Sort of like the forum Showcase but in person. The great thing about doing it in person is everything can be documented. Think about all the video/audio/pictures we can get! Online Meetups I'm assuming this would be ideal for most people. I still don't know what's the best way (Skype? Hangouts?) but we have to figure it out. In person, it's easy to talk to each other and play beats, but online, there's all sorts of factors to consider. Does everyone have a camera? Microphone? Do they use their phone? And how can they all chat/help/showcase all at once without it being a big, loud, mess? Conclusion This is in no way anything to do with beat battling. This is simply MEETUPS, which I think would be a great way for everyone to improve, hangout and do music. I have a lot going on right now so I'm just putting this out and asking all of you to throw in your ideas and we'll take it from there. So, any ideas?