One of our favorite parts of 7in7 are the attendee-created meetups. Yoga sessions, productivity meetups, cryptocurrency enthusiasts, LGBTQ movie nights, cate cafe hangouts, and of course nomad brunch – this is where some of the most fun happens at 7in7!
We know you’ve got questions on how you can create the best meetup, and we’ve got you covered:
Who can host a meetup?
Any 7in7er! Meetups are hosted by 7in7 attendees, speakers, volunteers, and founders.
How do I create one?
What should it be about?
That’s up to you! Whether you want to gather fellow introverted nomads, find some people to do an escape room with you, meet up with other LGBTQIA nomads, host a group of entrepreneur developers, or find a friend to join you at the local cat cafe – whatever you can imagine, you can find your people.
When can I host it?
You can host it anytime during the conference from October 3-9, but it’s probably best not to conflict with any of the major events. Here’s the schedule and here are the absolute best times to host a meetup:
- Tuesday October 3: Anytime
- Wednesday October 4: Anytime
- Thursday October 5: 7-11am, 12:30-2pm, 3:30pm-7pm
(workshop day – some people will be busy from 11am-12:30pm, 2-3:30pm, and 6-9pm)
- Friday October 6: 9-11am, 12:30-2pm, 3:30pm-5pm
(workshop day – some people will be busy from 8-9am, 11am-12:30pm, and 2-3:30pm)
- Saturday October 7: After 6pm
- Monday October 9: TBD (pending volunteer opportunity time)
- Tuesday October 10: Anytime
I want to find a co-host!
Join the 7in7 Year Two Facebook Group and ask if anyone is interested in helping you organize the meetup 🙂
What information do I need to provide?
Make sure you let people know what to expect – if they need to pay for something (like a ticket to a show or a meal) or bring anything (like a laptop or notebook). And definitely make sure they know where they’re going (post the name & address of the meetup location) and who they’re looking for (ex: “We’ll meet in front of the cafe” or “I’ll be the person in the green shirt!”).
Where should I host it?
Barcelona is home to about 1,000,000 cafes, bars, restaurants, parks and coworking spaces. We’ve compiled a few of our favorites on this map and in a list below, but feel free to use Google or local FB groups to find more!
- Hush Hush Cafe – Awesome cafe with good wifi, coffee, cocktails and limited food/cake menu. Outdoor seating available. Perfect for groups of 2-8.
- Alsur Cafe – Great cafe with three locations, but the one in Born is biggest with the best wifi. Outdoor seating available. Full food menu with brunch + lunch options, as well as fresh juices + alcohol. Perfect for groups of 2-20, but we suggest making a reservation for anything more than 6.
- Black Remedy – Deli + coffee shop with drinks and fresh juices. Also good for working. Good for groups of 2-6.
- Satan’s Coffee – Two locations, both good for groups of 2-6. Great coffee, but they don’t have much for non-coffee drinkers (don’t try the chai it’s awful).
- Onna Cafe – Cute little shop in Gracia that sources all their beans directly from Costa Rica. Perfect for groups of 2-8.
- Cuines Santa Caterina – Restaurant attached to the famous Santa Caterina market with freshly sourced meat + veg prepared in every way from stews to gyoza. Delicious, but not the cheapest. Good for groups of 4-10.
- Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia – A lovely square in the Gracia neighborhood ringed with restaurants serving tapas + beer. Good for groups of 2-10, but you may need to fight for a table during busy nighttimes.
- Mercat Princesa – Our happy hour location! This is good for groups of 2-50, with drinks and food ranging from pinchos to tacos to burgers.
- Flax & Kale – Part of a group of healthy vegan, vegetarian + flexitarian eateries in BCN. Good for groups of 2-10. Can get realllllly busy, so we recommend making a reservation.
- Tacos Alto Born – If you’ve hung out with the 7in7 team in Barcelona, you know we go here a LOT. Casual tasty tacos + tiny margaritas. Good for groups of 2-8, and they don’t care if you stay there playing card games for hours. 🙂
- Pax49 – Delicious (but a little pricey) cocktails on a street packed full of bars in Born. No food. Good for groups of 2-8.
- Libertine – An all-day lounge behind Satan’s Coffee in the base of a Eixample hotel, with tapas + cocktails. Good for groups of 2-20.
- Casa Nova – Tapas + drinks on a busy Born corner great for people watching. For groups 2-10.
- Old Fashioned – Teeny tiny place in Gracia with some of the best cocktails in town. Good for groups of 2-4 that don’t mind being cozy.
- CREC Eixample – Our favorite, and the venue for our workshops, they have super fast wifi, friendly staff, and a colorful atmosphere. They have smaller rooms for rent.
- MOB (Makers of Barcelona) – Cool space with two locations in the center of town & space available to rent for up to 25 people.
- Betahaus – Cool coworking spot in Graciawith rooms of all sizes available for rent.
- Parc de la Ciutadella – A massive oasis in the center of the city. Lots of big grassy spots and benches for meetups, with two snack bars nearby. There’s even a tiny lake where you can rent boats!
- Montjuic – Barcelona’s mountaintop has parks, gardens, a castle, the Olympic stadium, and museums. Plenty of space to spread out!
- The beach – Barceloneta is the closest beach to downtown, with a wide boardwalk, benches, beach bars, and plenty of good people watching. The beach by Poble Nou is calmer + nicer, but further from the city center.
Got any other questions? Shoot us an email and we’ll get back to you ASAP!