The world is alive with opportunities to bring the right people together.
Host a dinner party. Organize a hike. Play a game. Rent a room at a restaurant.
Don’t be too programmed about it, and don’t think of it as networking. (Most networking doesn’t resemble a net at all: it’s more like trolling, hoping for a bite, and then hoping that whatever bites turns out to be a keeper. That’s a frustrating and inefficient way to catch your dinner, never mind an opportunity.)
The art to this is to figure out who needs to be in the room, how to get them there, and what kind of experience you can create once they’re in the room.
This is an extremely generous and valuable way to show up, and you’ll be amazed at what can follow from the emotional labor of putting something like this together.