"Who did you meet?"
"Who impressed you?"
These are two very clever post-event questions.
They encourage members to think about who they met at their community and establish online connections. Those mentioned usually add/follow each other in the community.
They also allow members to praise one another. Everyone is going to read the discussion to see if they were mentioned. Everyone wants to participate in the discussion to build connections.
Even without events, you can adapt the discussions to:
"Who in the community have you met in person?"
"Who in the community to you admire?"
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