One thing I, personally, am trying to get away from, is bringing my "premium" gear. Anyone interested -- bring your popper. Your dog bowl. Yeah, bring the hacked SC/TO too (or the retain home-roasting devices) -- but the point here is to make folks aware of how accessible home roasting is (while yes, giving them a feel for what geeks do with a bit of leash). Once they try a tenth of a gram
in the cheapo popper and it tastes good
, they'll be self-motivating for advancing along the path on their own.
If you know anyone in the area who's just recently started home roasting, they'd be great candidates for demonstrating. There's nothing like as fresh converts enthusiasm to infect other newbies.