WordPress meetups are happening all over the world. They are basically monthly meetings where people interested in WordPress meet and share what they know or have learned about Word Press. WordPress Meet Ups is a link to check out the Word Press Meetup Groups around the World.
One of the things that happens with WordPress meetups is they sponsor WordPress Word Camps – Word Camps are 2 or 3 day live events Word Camp is a link. The next Word Camp near here will be in Columbus Ohio – Aug 1-3 Word Camp Columbus is a link I will try to go to this one – this will be the 6th year.
A very good place to start when it comes to WordPress Meetups is a free eBook. How To Run a WordPress MeetUP