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September Members’ Mixer
30 September, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm BST
Join us on Wonder for the September mixer!
Join us on Thursday 30th September from 6–7pm BST to meet, mingle and chat with other BookMachine members. After a great first session in August using virtual platform, Wonder, we’re hopping back in again this month to help you tap into the conversations that matter most to you and meet the people you really want to meet. RSVP below and look out for the link to join us closer to the event.
What’s the mixer all about?
Our mixers are informal and social online gatherings designed to help you wind down, catch up and debrief with publishing people from across the industry. On the last Thursday of each month, we gather together members who are up for connecting from wherever they are with their cameras switched on. We help to kick things off with conversation starters and ice-breakers to keep things flowing.
Wonder allows you to ‘move’ around the virtual room to meet different people and take part in lots of conversations – just as you might at an in-person event or party. Guests move their avatars around with their mouse, joining a conversation by moving closer, and leaving it by moving away. Simple as that!
What our members say:
“I really loved Wonder. Excellent piece of software that makes conferences more interactive and personal. Being able to see that people are “Wonder”ing around is great – it gives you confidence to approach them and the idea of themed rooms is really nice. Having a good conversation starter was nice, too.” – Dan Fridd, UK Retail Success Manager at Edelweiss+ by Above the Treeline
“I thought it was excellent, and significantly better than Zoom break out rooms. Definitely more flexible and more fun. It was great to meet and get a chance to have conversations with so many people.” – Helen Lloyd, Audiobook Narrator
Why should you join us?
- Catch up with friendly faces – Whether you’re craving real-life connections, it’s been a while since you attended an event or you’re working remotely or solo within the industry, our mixers give you the chance to get up to speed with what you’ve missed.
- Meet surprising people – Whilst there’s a core crowd each month, different members attend when works for them, meaning you can ‘bump into’ interesting professionals who you might not have met otherwise.
- Dip into different areas of publishing – As well as mixing with a different crowd, you can tap into varied departments through chatting with people from across the industry as well as around the world.
- Discuss big industry topics, or leave work behind – If you want to talk trends and big news from the last month, there’s space for those conversations. However, if you want to leave business at the door and make human connections, you can join us for that too.
Can’t make it? We host these events on the last Thursday of every month, so look out for future mixers coming soon.