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More Numerous Zoochatters Meetups in Future

Discussion in 'Events & Meetups' started by Nikola Chavkosk, 10 Oct 2016.

  1. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    What you think about meetup of zoochatters in some zoo in near future. Ok albeit most zoochatters would love to meer someone more experienced with zoos and not meet, for example me, but it would be a nice opportunity to get along better and together visit a zoo. :)

    What about meetup in Prague zoo in March 2017? Or in Frankfurten zoo? Or in Bioparc Valencia? Or in Antwerpen zoo? There are cheap flights with several airplane companies, beside traveling with train, etc.

    Can we agree on certain date? :)
    At last this would be meetup of European zoochatters because of proximity.

    Ok actually maybe nobody would love to meet with me, but I would love to meet those with whom I communicate on Zoochat. :)
     
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  2. vogelcommando

    vogelcommando Well-Known Member

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    I guess it would be better to give us your plan of on which dates you visit whci zoo and local ZooChatters can contact you if they have on that date time to meet you.
    ( for Antwerp it would normaly be no problem to meet me, just give me a date when you will be there :) ).
     
  3. Arizona Docent

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    The British members seem to be the best at having meetups (in British zoos). I have tried a couple times to put together a USA meetup and no one seemed to be interested. Occasionally we will meet one person here and there - I have met perhaps a dozen forum members this way (most recently Pleistohorse at Alaska Zoo). You can read about those types of meetings on this thread: http://www.zoochat.com/2/who-how-many-zoochatters-have-you-277339/

    Anyway, best of luck on your European get together.
     
  4. Kakapo

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    I've tried to have a meetup at San Diego this last July, but failed completely. Only AD was interested at the begin, but after he can't join. I hope to be able to visit Duisburg + Köln next year, if finally I do, would be nice to do in company of other zoo enthusiast (tough I only speak bad English).
     
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    Maybe an Asian zoochatters meetup in Singapore?
     
  6. Arizona Docent

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    Yes, all three of you can attend. ;)
     
  7. MikeG

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    It's worth pointing out that there is already an annual European event at which zoo enthusiasts can meet & mingle - it's called 'Zoohistorica' and is usually held in early September.
    The 2016 event was held in Switzerland (see thread 'Zoohistorica 2016, Zurich') and the 2017 one will be in Wroclaw, Poland.

    Groups of UK zoo enthusiasts seem to meet up quite often: either informally or under the aegis of meetings of the Bartlett Society or the Independent Zoo Enthusiasts Society (IZES).
    It has long surprised me that there seem to be no such equivalent societies in the USA. I know it's a big country, but don't you guys feel like meeting fellow zoo-nerds every now & then? :)
     
  8. Nikola Chavkosk

    Nikola Chavkosk Well-Known Member

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    Thank you vogelcommando.
    I liked, we to organise some meetup and to agree on certain date (acceptable for more zoochatters), on wich we would attend visit of some zoo to meet up. I will see the interest, and maybe the thread title should specify particular date (I think it would be most acceptable to be on sunday).