Our Grassroots Events program supplements the networking and educational experiences at regional conferences and Annual Conference by making it easy to meet members in your own community.
What is a Grassroots Event?
In the last year alone, members have planned and hosted nearly a dozen grassroots events, ranging from cocktail hours to potluck dinners. These member-driven events are first and foremost designed to be fun, but making professional and personal connections are always added benefits. Unlike our regional conferences, which often span a few days and are heavy on educational content, grassroots events are typically short and sweet, often just a few hours, and focused on getting to know other members.
4 Easy Steps to Planning a Grassroots Event
We welcome you to organize one of these gatherings at any time. Get creative . . . plan your event around a food festival or farmers' market, at a nearby museum or restaurant, or even in your own backyard! Read more about how to get started.