The Org Summit is a message board that was originally created in July of 2009 for the sole purpose of readers to schedule meetups during The Fest 8, a yearly fall music festival held in Gainesville, FL every year. Immediately after the launch of the board, an unexpected amount of posters from flocked over, leaving behind and creating threads to hold the conversations they would be having over at punknews. The creation of more and more threads and member signups prompted board creator Ryan to fully round out the message board by moving to a larger and more secure host capable of accommodating the traffic, and adding more forums specific to the chatter. This newly revamped Org Summit as we now know it was launched on August 9th, 2009.