InstaCity is a blog series that introduces you to local Instagram groups around the world.

With the Worldwide InstaMeet approaching on 11 March, Adelaide InstaMeet organizer Kalista (@k_thx) offered to share some details about her city’s meetups that we hope help you organize your own!

City: Adelaide, South Australia.

First InstaMeet: February 3rd, 2012.

Next InstaMeet: 11 March 2012.

What we do: Our first meet was a casual coffee catch up, at E for Ethel. The owner, Amanda, is an Instagrammer herself and has been super supportive. We’ll definitely have more social events in the future as well as photowalks, scavenger hunts and themed meets (e.g. petstagram). It’s early days for us, but the support and enthusiasm we’ve received has been overwhelming!

Attendance: We had 16 people at our first meet and have 60+ members on our Facebook group, which is growing daily!

How we organize: Our Facebook group is our main mode of communication. It seems to have the most reach. We’re also starting to utilize Twitter (@instadelaide) as well as posts within Instagram itself obviously! We’ve been tagging our photos with #instagramadelaide and #instameetadelaide.

What makes Adelaide unique: Adelaide is a small city and quite cliquey, but I think we’re using this to our advantage. Adelaide is the type of place where everyone knows everyone so it’s been quite easy to spread the word and build interest. During the summer the city steps it up a notch with festival after festival, including the Adelaide Fringe Festival and Womadelaide, among others. The population of the city swells with all manner of comedians, dancers and carnies, and the city comes alive. We way be small but we have a vibrant and ever-growing arts community and have received lots of support from people like Adelaide Tweet who have helped promote us. I foresee great things for Adelaide’s Instagram community!

Photos from in and around Adelaide, South Australia

Photos by dodge76, katejm, retroajw, thisisepic, dicotyledon, gamtch, kirstenleeee, k_thx, & othersuchthings.

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