Four Years of Mappy Hour

Written by mappyhour

Four years ago, 40 people came together for the first ever Mappy Hour in NYC. We didn’t have speakers or themes at the beginning, just a requirement to gain admission through a map and a six pack. The event filled up to capacity (with a waitlist) and even the NY Times City Room Blog was excited about it! Here are a few of the highlights. Comments are open if you’d like to share your favorite memories!

Mappy-ing around the Country (and in Calgary!) 

Atlanta | Austin | Baltimore | Boston | Calgary | Cleveland | Denver | Detroit | Durham | Los Angeles | New York City | Palo Alto | Philadelphia | Richmond | Salt Lake | San Diego | San Francisco | Santa Fe  | Springfield | Washington D.C.

Mappy Hour has officially made it to twenty different cities with ten official chapters. Over the past four years, over 6,000 people have attended a Mappy Hour!

Local Leadership Growing Local Communities

As Mappy Hour expanded beyond New York City, new leaders emerged who have defined a vision and started growing robust communities in their own cities. Here are our current Mappy leaders (you can follow them here).

Chapter Leaders 2018

And of course shout-outs to our “retired” leaders and POP UP event hosts:

Luke Pipkin | Mary Macon Price | Nina Schuchman | Silvie Snow Thomas | Marc Cassone | David Mayer | Abigail Wise | Lauren Olinsky | Jesi Hessong | Dominic Bonaduce

Mappy Hour’s have taken place in all sorts of locations from a boat to a rooftop to a climbing gym to breweries to city parks. 

Incredible Speakers 

We’ve had so many ridiculously awesome speakers (see our 2017 list here) and we’re currently working on creating a page to highlight them all – stay tuned! (Also, a few videos can be found on our YouTube Channel).

Supportive Partners

Mappy Hour would not be without the support of a few key brands that really believed in our mission and helped us make it happen. These brands include:

Arc’teryx/Salomon | Best Made  | Columbia Sportswear| Filson | Lowa | Paragon Sports | The North Face | Sierra Nevada | Snow Peak | United By Blue

Thanks to all who have been part of this wild ride. We hope you love Mappy Hour as much as we do. If you’d like to weigh in on the future of Mappy Hour this survey will take less than five minutes and you’ll be entered to win a Mappy Hour T!

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