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Solid Events are an opportunity for the Solid community to meet in personal locally.

Upcoming events

Date Event Organizer(s)
2019-05-22 Solid London Paul Worral
2019-05-29 Solid Berlin Christian Buggedei
2019-06-12 Solid Oviedo Jose Emilio Labra Gayo

(past events are listed below)

Solid Events are run by members of the Solid community like you. Here you can find a comprehensive guide to help you along the way. Reach out to the Solid Manager to set up a call and brainstorm the organisation of your event.


A good team can make all the difference. Examples of roles include:

  • promotion
  • ticketing
  • equipment support
  • presentation host


Partnering with existing meetups or organisations that regularly host events has the benefit of learning from their experience and benefit from their existing setup. Make sure to select a venue that can accommodate the number of people you expect with sufficient tables and chairs.


Organising a projector, sound system, and laptop for displaying the presentation in advance is important for a smooth running event. Make sure you have the right cables and preferably do a trial run before the event. If you partner with a venue that is familiar with hosting events, make sure to know who to contact about equipment setup.


A general introduction to Solid to kickstart your Solid Event can be helpful for newcomers and to warm the attention of the crowd. If your event is general and targeted to a wide audience using Solid or looking to use Solid, it is important that you cover What, Why, How, When, described so anyone can understand. It is useful to talk about the core values that define the Solid design. Value based conversations can be an excellent route to moving these conversations forward. Questions to answer in the opening introduction include:

  • What is Solid?
  • Why should I use Solid?
  • How can I use Solid?

The FOSDEM talk by Ruben Verborgh is a great introduction if you'd prefer to screen a recording.

Demos of Solid solutions preferably by locals building on Solid help the audience focus on practical implementations. You can also ask Solid app developers for recorded demos.


Solid Events are a great opportunity to highlight local people building on Solid. Reach out to the Solid Team and ask solid/chat on gitter to see if there are people local to you.

Debate Panel

If you decide to set up a debate panel, define a theme or opening question. One way to focus the conversation is to set it up as a debate panel with multiple teams defending a specific perspective. Allocating people to defend perspectives they do not necessarily agree with is a good way to open the mind and expand the debate.

Entrepreneur-Investor Pitching

One format is to invite local entrepreneurs and developers to pitch an idea for a Solid app or Pod Provider. You can also invite investors to pitch why their funds are appropriate for Solid values.


Hackathons are great for passing on knowledge between those who are familiar with Solid to those who are learning. It is useful to have a concrete target for your hackathon that you can work towards together. There is a collection of educational materials available at Solid Teaching Materials.


Eventbrite and Meetup provide invitation services that have been popular with Solid Event Organisers. A standard Solid Event invite text could be:

Introduction to Solid

About this Event

The web needs a mid-course correction. Solid, an open source project led by inventor of the web Sir Tim Berners-Lee. Solid lays the foundation for a future that puts users in control of their data and frees developers to focus on building apps that deliver value. Join us at {insert location} for an overview of Solid and an introduction to members of the Solid community. Learn how Solid works and how to get involved.The event will be organized by {insert organiser details}.


{insert agenda}

Once your invite is published make sure to submit a pull request to add it to the listing above or reach out to the Solid Team to ask for it to be published.


Make sure to spread the news about the event in local channels. Share the invite with people who organise events with a audiences that could share interests such as developers, data ethicists, and designers. Channels to consider include:

Join the Solid Event Organisers

Join the solid/solid-events gitter channel to speak with other Solid Event organisers

Past events

Date Event Organizer(s)
2019-05-13 Solid Toronto Li Lu
2019-05-08 Solid New York Brian Cort
2019-05-02 Solid Seattle Jon Pederson
2019-04-09 Solid San Jose John Bartas
2019-04-09 Solid Utrecht Pieter van Everdingen
2019-03-27 Solid Berlin Christian Buggadei
2019-03-22 Solid Boston Kelly O'Brien
2019-03-21 Solid Boston Kelly O'Brien
2019-02-20 Solid Saxony Team 4C
2019-02-08 Solid Stockholm Eduardo Ibacache Rodriguez
2019-01-09 Solid Berlin Christian Buggadei
2018-12-12 Solid Oslo Eduardo Ibacache Rodriguez
2018-12-11 Solid Utrecht Pierluigi Casale
2018-12-05 Solid Boston Mitzi László
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