An Exhaustive List of How and Where to Find In-Person and Virtual Networking Events

We know networking is important, but it can be overwhelming to decide what events you should attend. Or, maybe you’re not even sure how to find networking events to attend in the first place.

FindSpark How to Find Networking Events

To help you discover new places to meet great people, here’s an exhaustive list of different ways you can discover networking events worth attending – whether virtually or in-person.

As the world recovers from the COVID-19 pandemic, expect events to come back slowly but surely. In the meantime, consider getting into the habit of attending both virtual and in-person programming based on your comfort level.

When it comes to virtual events, look for different styles and formats. From large on-demand webinars with an audience chat only to small workshops where everyone’s camera is on, there is always value to be gained.

The resources included here range from websites that post events to using social media to connect and discover events.

And remember, you can meet interesting people in a lot of different ways — and sometimes that means heading to a casual drink and draw or virtual gallery opening — in addition to formal networking and recruitment events.

Let’s get to networking:

Do you have other strategies for finding networking events? Please share in the comments!

About the Author

Emily is Founder and CEO of FindSpark. Passionate about the power of social media and networking; Emily has spoken at numerous colleges, conferences, and events including The International Youth Leaders Assembly at The United Nations, SXSW Interactive, Internet Week, Mediabistro's Social Media Bootcamp, Time Inc, Columbia University, and New York University, among others. Emily is also an adjunct professor, teaching social media and career courses at multiple colleges. Learn more about having Emily speak at your next event and follow her on twitter @EmilyMiethner.

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