Would a template to organize meetups be helpful to you?
I'm working on such document as we speak.
For example, making a demo of one of our mobile wallet and give away bitusd, make people trade among one another and then buy a coffee at the coffee shop where you hold the meetup.
You can then by back the bitusd from the coffee shop if he doesn't want to keep it or tell him to turn it into BTS if he wants to profit from the future of BitShares.
Great way to convert business and users simultaneously.
I'm sure it will be helpful especially when we reach out to the mainstream public, but I think targeted outreach to influencers and early adopter communities may need a lot of customization. I think your demo will still be great though.
I was planning to reach out to Bitcoin users first and need to find the most compelling approach. I think the most immediate use case is Bitcoiners no longer need to exchange with fiat ever again and can remain in the cryptoworld without counterparty risk while still being able to spend dollars. Anyways a Bitshares 101 for Bitcoiners meetup would be good...
I can create a bitShares Bay Area meetup. Usually Meetup.com allows organizers to have 3 meetup groups for the monthly membership fee so if you are someone you know is running only one meetup group and can spare one that person can set up a San Francisco Bay Area bitShares meetup and I can co-organize. Anyways let me know. Thanks.