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Discussion on: Any other IRL community builders in the house?

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Philipp Schmid

Hey Phil!

I've been building the local creative community here in Cape Town, South Africa through events such as CreativeMornings (a monthly breakfast lecture series) amongst other community activities for the past 9 years.

Since the start of the pandemic all 230 global CreativeMornings chapters have been shifted to run virtual events and leave our IRL gatherings and all the hugs and high fives behind and trade it for zoom vibes and jazz hands.

As it currently stands we will keep running virtual gatherings until June 2021, which may get extended, depending on how the situation looks then. Several chapters in other countries (Berlin for example) have decided to not run any events during the pandemic to not overburden their community with yet another virtual event. They will resume once we go back to IRL events again.

Us here in Cape Town have been running virtual gatherings on a monthly basis but have also noticed a certain virtual event fatigue in recent months, as most other chapters also report.

I personally can't wait to get back up on a real stage and welcome our local community again and socialize and mingle over a bagel and a cup of coffee to kick off the best Friday each month again as we used to, pre-pandemic.