Bringing the Tuttle Club to Los Angeles

One of my fondest memories of living in London is my weekly meetups with London’s social media crowd at the Tuttle Club/Social Media Cafe. It’s how I met most of my friends in the city, it inspired me to delve deeper into social media with my work, and it provided lots of opportunities for me to talk about new concepts and learn new skills.

When I got back to LA, I really missed the weekly burst of inspiration and camaraderie, which is so necessary when working from home, so I was delighted when Steve Lawson introduced me to Geoff Hickman, and Geoff said he was interested in bringing Tuttle to LA.

He’s done some great work already, setting up a meeting place in Long Beach, The Library Coffee House, and we’ve chosen a date and time — February 27 at 10:30 a.m. We’ll be setting up a blog for the group soon, as well.

For those planning ahead, here’s the information for the first meeting (from Geoff’s Blog):


LA’s first Tuttle Club will be held on Friday, February 27, 2009 at 10:30am at:

The Library Coffee House
3412 E Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90803
(562) 433-2393

What’s a Tuttle Club?

Tuttle Club is a loose group of people who come together to talk and work around social media. It’s freely open to anyone wanting to attend. Sounds vague but it really is what you make of it. Is it a place to meet people interested in social media? Yep. Is it a place to go to get your creative juices flowing? Sure. Is it a place to hatch plans with others? You bet. Is a place to learn, to teach? Absolutely. It’s all these things and more.

Of course, this is nothing new. The original Tuttle Club was founded in London by Lloyd Davis and has been a beloved weekly event for many of London’s geeks and creatives for quite some time. It is, however, new to the LA area.

Who Runs Tuttle LA?

That would be Geoff (@geoffsays) and me (@KizzieFK) but to be honest, the Tuttle belongs to everyone attending.
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