Hearing talks and seeing demos is great but an often overlooked part of our meetings is getting to talk during the food and drink break. The opportunity to spend time in conversation is invaluable but not something we regularly have sufficient time for. So, as a change/experiment that's all we're going to do.
No "proper" meeting, just going out for some food (you'll have to pay for your own - there's no-one sponsoring pizzas here) and conversation.
Meeting for drinks at Browns (where we used to go for drinks after meetings at Microsoft's old offices nearby) and either eating there or moving somewhere nearby.
Yes, meeting on a Thursday is also a change. Bonus points if you work out why ;)