IBL Studios Education is the organizer of the Open edX Meetup series, sponsored by McKinsey Academy.
These are short (~2 hours) welcoming events (free of sales pitches) that include brief talks by leading professionals and educators, along with discussions and networking.
The three meetups held so far (two in New York and one in Madrid, Spain) have focused on innovations, entrepreneurial ideas and business opportunities around Open edX.
Two more events are scheduled for November in New York and Dallas. To date, over 700 professionals have expressed interest in these meetups and over 300 have attended.
Join us: http://www.meetup.com/openedx/