https://www.duolingo.com/Sushi134

Who here thinks we should have a Duolingo convention?

I just thought it would be a nice idea so that friends could see each other in person or a groups can discuss french, chinese, spanish, whatever!

July 29, 2016

33 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Zzzzz...

I actually had a "mini-convention" with two of my Duolingo friends in Helsinki a few months ago. It was great fun! I would love to attend a European convention should one be organised. :)

July 29, 2016

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    Imagine if all Duolingo users met... awkward moment...

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/estudianteMTI3

    Yeah imagine the embarrassment for the chronic spammers! ; )

    July 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/JessePaedia

    The spammers would be walking around shouting "Spare lingots, does anyone have any spare lingots?".

    Later, you go up to one and ask what language they're learning and they say Spanish. So you say "Hola, como estas?" to them and they whip out their phone and look up what that means into google translate then get google translate to read out the response. They're super proud of reaching level 25 in only 2 hours.

    August 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/estudianteMTI3

    Ha ha! Exactly!!

    August 1, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/-BloomingStars-

    XD

    February 26, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jack.Elliot

    Glasgow would be a great place

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/jolynnedougherty

    Come to Pittsburgh, Duo's hometown.

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/TemporaryMan

    That would be a pretty good choice, actually.

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/hughcparker

    Wikipedia has local meetups. Perhaps something like that would be more practical.

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/CharmedTigress

    I do!

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/TemporaryMan

    Maybe. The only question is: where to have it? Duolingo only has a few thousand really serious users (most people who try Duolingo stop after a few days), and chances are only a fraction of the people can make it, so location is key.

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/-FallingLeaves-

    Are you kidding? Only a few thousand!

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/TemporaryMan

    I'm talking about really serious users (people who have used Duolingo regularly for more than, say, a year and has pretty high levels in the languages that they learn). Millions of people join Duolingo and do it for a few days, just to quit.

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/-FallingLeaves-

    Out of 100 million, only several thousand use it. That's sad!

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Lahure

    I have to agree with TemporaryMan here. There certainly aren't many members who take the time and effort to complete a tree.

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa

    that's ok! It would be nice for those who can make it, and it could be a pilot event, so that it can become the first of more conventions, which could take place around the various parts of the world! I like the idea! I would want to meet people in person, and that does not mean that I want to share contact information, so a great way to meet would be in a convention!

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/lavendeltee

    I find the idea cool and don't know why it is getting dissed now. On the other hand, there are enough polyglot conferences one could attend, so I don't think that a special Duolingo event would be worth it.

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Jacob637372

    I would be hard to find a place because duolingo users live all over the place.

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Camilla-danesa

    there could be several meetings in different places, we can't all talk at once anyway :-)

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/aistobe

    It wouldn't be boring.

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/estudianteMTI3

    I have thought about that already. And it would be kinda cool to see people walking around with their usernames pinned to their shirts;) I think they should have one every six months so they could hit a lot of different places in the world and give everyone a chance to attend.

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/idkhbtfm

    Yeah, there could be like a Duolingo world tour with signings by someone dressed up in a Duo shirt, and everyone has a picture of their profile picture, too. They could also sell a bunch of Duo merch. This is starting to sound more like a band tour!

    July 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/estudianteMTI3

    Yeah! And add a little duo's got talent theme to it where people could show off their language skills and you could even televise it!

    July 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/JessePaedia

    How about Syndey, Melbourne or Brisbane as the location?

    July 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/emeyr

    There have been meet-ups in New York and San Francisco .

    https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1727979

    https://www.duolingo.com/comment/2654348

    July 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Sushi134

    It was just an idea

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/painai2

    Duolingo is all over the world, having a convention seems unlikely.

    July 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

    That would be pretty cool. Duocon... I thought it would be cool in the past to meet people in person that I knew online.

    July 29, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/painai2

    I'll go as long as it's held in Bangkok.

    July 30, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/coookie236

    great idea! :)

    July 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/coookie236

    Maybe use Face Time or Skype because duolingos live allover the world and who knows where?!

    July 31, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/Puppyofcuteness

    I like your picture!

    August 2, 2016
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