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Waterloo, ON, Canada Meetup: 6pm Sun Oct 18 '09!

5 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 15 October 2009 04:30AM

Michael Vassar and I will be attending the Quantum to Cosmos Festival of the Perimeter Institute.  Is anyone interested in meeting up at the Symposium Cafe on 4 King St N, Waterloo, ON, Canada, on Sunday at 6pm on October 18th 2009?  I might duck out at around 8pm, but Michael Vassar seems more likely to stick around.  If we get at least two more positive reply comments (plus the one person who suggested the meetup) then it'll be on and I'll take the question mark off the title.  If that time doesn't work for you but you're in the area, feel free to email me about meeting informally.

Result:  Okay, we have exactly two people RSVPing (I was hoping for three).  We'll show up at the Symposium Cafe at 6pm, possibly walk around or head out to elsewhere by 6:30pm (i.e., join the meetup by 6:30pm if you want to be part of the walking-around group), and we've both got a talk we want to attend at 8:00pm.  Either stuff will happen, or not.

Comments (17)

Comment author: vinayak 19 October 2009 10:04:01PM 5 points [-]

We realized that one of the very important things that rationalists need is a put down artist community, as opposed to the pick up artist community which already exists but isn't of much use. This is because of the very large number of rationalists who get into relationships but then aren't able to figure out how to get out of them.

Comment author: RolfAndreassen 19 October 2009 07:43:05PM 1 point [-]

Did any interesting discussion take place that the rest of us might like to hear about, or was it all social primate stuff? (Nothing wrong with social primate stuff, of course.)

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 19 October 2009 02:39:53AM 1 point [-]

(Final result: 6 people, counting myself & Vassar & Rune. Fun was had.)

Comment author: Rune 20 October 2009 04:51:42PM 0 points [-]

Yes, lots of fun was had. Thanks to Michael Vassar and Eliezer Yudkowsky for making it a fun evening for all of us!

Comment author: vinayak 18 October 2009 06:11:04PM 1 point [-]

So we have three people now. I hope this happens.

Comment author: vinayak 18 October 2009 05:51:12PM 1 point [-]

Oops, I guess I'm late - I just saw this post. In any case, I will come too.

Comment author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 17 October 2009 06:33:46PM 0 points [-]

We have two confirmed (stoat, and rune the suggester); we need one more confirmed for this to happen! Eirenicon?

Comment author: eirenicon 17 October 2009 09:18:57PM 2 points [-]

It looks unlikely, I'm afraid. The timing conflicts with my Answers in Genesis study group... haha, nah, just kidding. But I probably have to work. C'est la vie.

Comment author: MichaelGR 16 October 2009 03:50:34AM 0 points [-]

Wish I could be there, but I won't be able to make it.

Comment author: stoat 16 October 2009 02:20:15AM 0 points [-]

If this meetup happens, I'd drop in.

Comment author: XFrequentist 16 October 2009 01:30:57AM *  0 points [-]

I'm actually in Toronto this weekend, but I might be booked up.

Anyone driving Toronto->Waterloo (or Waterloo->Ottawa afterwards)?

Comment author: CarlShulman 19 October 2009 04:00:15AM 0 points [-]

Anna Salamon and I are in Toronto through Tuesday.

Comment author: XFrequentist 20 October 2009 12:17:52AM 0 points [-]

Unfortunately I left on Sunday.

Comment author: Rune 15 October 2009 11:26:40PM 0 points [-]

I'll just add my "yes", even though I suggested the meetup.

Comment author: JamesAndrix 15 October 2009 03:44:26PM 0 points [-]

Anybody heading that way from Buffalo?

Comment author: eirenicon 15 October 2009 03:13:27PM 0 points [-]

I didn't know about this event but I'm interested now. Waterloo is pretty close, so consider this an "I'll get back to you."