It's the former event manager in me... Can't help it.
Just throwing this out for consideration, and this is based on a few assumptions:
-Many are interested in meeting fellow schoolies.
-Most do not have extensive cash flows to:
--travel long distances
--pay for site fees for an extended trip.
--take a time off from work
(Those who are cash flush, don't usually convert skoolies do they)
So — keeping the costs down would likely be the one single factor that would allow more to consider attending, right?
I am just reiterating someone else's idea here — how many skoolies own property and have the space, and are willing to have a half dozen (or so) friends visit for a few days?
How many could accommodate an overnighter if they were traveling a long distance?
It seems that these meet-ups would be most successful if there were several regional ones, vs just a couple continental ones. If there were one willing host in each state/province or there-abouts, they could post the date that is best for them on the calender, with a bus/headcount limit if necessary- and any hookups or boondocking equipment needed. Longer stays on either side of the planned weekend at the discretion of the host. First RSVP first served?
Schedule of events (or lack there-of) would be determined by those signed up, by common interests and available (free) instructors, or by the expertise of each attendee.
6 folks with different specialties- 30-90 minutes each spread out over a weekend, no one overlaps, no pressure, no rushing to meet schedules, no formalities, no expenses.
If beer, bonfires and BS is the common thread, so be it!
If Bansil is there, add in a group wine tasting and gourmet recipe exchange.
I hold to the KISS method. That way no one has to work too hard. Because everyone wants to enjoy their time at a meet-up right?
I'd be glad to lend my hand to any pre-event organizing if it's needed. Shoot me a PM if need be. I'm more likely to see those than a new comment.
Happy travels all!