Be informed and stay connected. Attend interactive meetups and events at the Melrose Center, located on the second floor of the Orlando Public Library, downtown Orlando.

Running a Photo Business with Soltren Photography
Tuesday, September 12, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Have Photo Business questions? Are you into Wedding Photography?

Whether you are new to photography or you would like information on how to start your own photo business come in to hear from Soltren Photography, a local wedding photography business. They will share information on how they got started, photo gear and how they conduct their business. Make sure you bring your questions with you.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Photography.


Tech ‘n Color at the Melrose Center
Wednesday, September 13, 6:00 P.M.
Sunday, September 17, 4:00 P.M.

Tech ‘N Color bring you the “social paint nights” experience, but with a technology twist! In each session, enjoy simple steps to create stunning paintings using pen and tablet technology with the guidance of an instructor in a fun and casual atmosphere.  We will have everything you need to start! All you need to bring is a storage device to save your creation. And best of all, the event is free!

Click the image to the left to see the project you’ll paint this month!

Space is limited, so register today!

Vocal Production 101
Wednesday, September 13, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Getting the right vocal sound is a key element in producing compelling music. In this workshop we will focus on the key elements to producing fantastic vocals. Gain knowledge on how to help vocalists in the recording process and perfect their sound in the mix.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Audio.

Pen Tablet Showcase
Thursday, September 14, 6:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Bring yours or try the ones on hand to compare and share your experience! Learn all about them before deciding to purchase one for fun or for professional use.

We will also offer tips for setting up tablets optimally and getting the best out of them.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Digital Media Design.

Anatomy of a Film Festival
Wednesday, September 20, 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Coming Soon! The Orlando Film Festival will feature over 400 films on October 19 – 26, 2017 at the downtown Orlando Cobb Plaza Cinema Cafe.

Join us for a behind-the-scenes preview of the Orlando Film Festival with Daniel E. Springen, Executive Director and veteran filmmaker.

How do I submit my film? What is the criteria? How can I get involved? Learn how to better your projects chances of being accepted to any film festival and much more.

The Orlando Film Festival promotes a strong emphasis on celebrating independent filmmakers. It is a film festival run by FILMMAKERS for FILMMAKERS! Voted one of the “Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals” by Moviemaker Magazine, the Orlando Film Festival inspires filmmakers, students, and industry professionals in the art of cinema through panels, workshops, events and of course, amazing films.

Learn more about Melrose Meetups: Video.

Script Orlando
Thursday, September 21, 6:00 P.M.

Script Orlando is a Melrose Center gathering where community-nominated individuals will share with us how they started their career or business, what they do to affect issues in the community, or what inspires them in their work or life. In short, it’s a series of talks where community members share their story. Learn more, nominate a speaker or volunteer to speak here.

Open Mic: The Voice of Melrose
Thursday, September 28, 6:00 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.

Sharpen your live performance skills and let Orlando hear your voice. If you’re an Orlando musician, poet, comedian–PERFORMER–we want you! Sign up for a spot on the call sheet at

There are a number of community meetups that use Melrose Center space(s) to hold their meetings. If you’d like to hold regular meetups in the Melrose Center, please complete the linked form. All meetup groups, dates, times, space requests are subject to approval and additional Terms of Use. To learn of the benefits of registering your meetup, call 407-835-7323 and ask to speak to a Melrose staff member.

Indienomicon Meets on the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 P.M.*
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Orlando Electronic Music Meets on the fourth Saturday of each month at 2:00 P.M.*
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Orlando Internet of Things (IoT) Meets on the first Wednesday of each month at 6:30 P.M.*
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Orlando .NET User Group (ONETUG) Meets the second Thursday of each month at 6:00 P.M.*
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Orlando Podcasters Meets the first Saturday of each month at 10:00 A.M.*
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*Dates & times may vary from what is published here. Check individual group’s page for exact date and time. Having a listing here does not guarantee reservation of Melrose Center space or equipment. All meetup reservation requests are subject to approval.