LinkedIn is introducing an Events feature, to help users plan in-person networking meetups. The service is rolling out slowly to users worldwide.
I noticed the feature on my phone app though it has yet to appear on my desktop version. According to LinkedIn:
The LinkedIn Events feature provides members with an easy way to create and join professional events that interest them. This feature helps grow active, professional communities by building authentic, face-to-face relationships. LinkedIn members can use the feature to connect online with other members so they can meet them offline in a professional capacity.
Note: At this time, the ability to organize an event is being gradually rolled out to all our LinkedIn members….
Credit to Chris Russell for the original post.