Social Media Club Hawai’i Plans First Big Island ‘InstaMeet’

April 30, 2015, 6:38 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 6:29 PM
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An “InstaMeet” will be held by Social Media Club Hawai’i on Monday, May 4. The gathering is an opportunity for Instagram users to get together in an informal setting to network and share tips and techniques for using the social media network.

The Monday meeting will run from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Interested participants can meet at Queen Liliuokalani Gardens in Hilo, in front of the Japanese teahouse.

This is the first event of its kind in Hilo, and provides an opportunity not just for the everyday person, but also for small business owners interested in learning the benefits of being on Instagram, a particularly effective forum to showcase a product or service.

Members of Social Media Club Hawai’i’s board of directors, Sylvia Dahlby and Denise Laitinen, will lead the meet-up. Participants can snap pictures in the famous setting as they network and gain insight on how to use the popular social media network.

Since 2013, Dahlby and Laitinen have organized more than half a dozen social media events on the Big Island, including Tweet-Ups in Hilo, Pahoa, and Waimea and social media seminars and trainings.


The event will be the first Social Media Club Hawai’i Instagram focused meet-up on the Big Island.


Instagram, which began in 2010, is a social media network that focuses on people posting pictures.

Interested attendees are welcome free of charge, but are requested to register through Eventbrite so the club knows how many people to expect.

For more information, contact Laitinen through e-mail at [email protected]

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