If others think this event has merit and want to promote it, great. Or, if they think they can do a better job and want to spearhead an event nearer to their location, that'd be super welcomed. The more in-person connections the better.
What you suggest in your conclusion -- about having a multi-city event -- would be nice, but, with the exception of AgnewPickens, I haven't seen much interest for this iteration.
If you imply that I should help you for the Dash meetings, let me inform you that I have not any incentive for that. I hold just 3 dash in my wallet, so I dont give a shit about dash. I am just a watcher, a vulture flying around, watching since 2016 the dash community dying because of the stupidity of the masternodes. I am looking forward of the day that dash will be completely dead, so that I will be alone here and I will vote to implement the vote the numbers solution, that may bring Dash back to life.
On the other hand I plan to help the Encointer community, to which I feel I mostly belong. And if Dash decides to merge with Encointer, I will also indirectly help Dash too.