We'd love to give you and your local Shapeways community a chance to experience it in person, so we're offering every Shapeways community meetup of 10 persons or more a free set of some awesome sample models.
Join a Meetup, or host one!
You can find the upcoming meetups on the Shapeways Community Meetup page. Check the list to see if your area is listed as well, and join! Don't be afraid to leave a comment on the event page if you have a question or suggestion. These meetups are usually joint efforts, so feel free to help out.
Is your city not listed yet? Then why not start your own meetup? Just add your town so other people can join you and help you with organizing the event. Also send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us where you are! We'll hook you up to other people in your area and give you the low down on hosting a meetup, no experience necessary, just a willingness to meet likeminded people. If you have questions or suggestions about this event, please leave them on the forum.
Receiving the free samples
To qualify for the free sample models, plan an meetup in roughly 4-5 weeks from now, announce it on our Community Meetup page, and make it grow! Once you have gathered a group of 10, get in touch, mail us your address and we'll order a box with the models for you right away.
The fine print: please understand that we'll need to print and ship the models to you, so make sure you contact us at least two weeks before your meetup. Only the meetup's host can apply for the sample box. We can give away 50 of these sample boxes and we'll do so on a first come, first served basis.
Shapeways member Heidi Piili is hosting a community meetup this Tuesday, June 11 in Lappeenranta, Finland (I won't even try to pronounce that). They're meeting in bar Birra and it's going to be an informal evening. We sent Heidi a box with some cool models, but bring your own work too!
Remember: running your own Shapeways Meetup is easy (as in: pick a time and a bar) and an amazing amount of fun! If you're thinking of hosting one, contact us and we'll give you all the support you need (including cool models to show).