Discussion article for the meetup : Berlin, practical rationality
As announced on the mailing list: The next meetup will happen on Friday, April 5th, 19:30 at my house and we'll try something new. I declare it a 'practical rationality' or 'work' meetup, in which I'd like to establish some differences from the regular social gatherings we've done so far.
- Have a plan. Schedule food and activities. Actually follow it.
- Moderate discussion more strongly. Each subgroup will have one person responsible for keeping things on track, stop inadvertent topic switches, interrupt excessive anecdotes.
- Will probably alternate with social meetups.
Here's what I suggest for Friday:
19:30 - 20:00 - Settling down and food.
20:00 - 20:30 - What have you learned since we last met? What have you done?
This could be an interesting regular activity where we get a glimpse of what you're doing and which could help seed discussion later. Everyone is prompted to talk, answers should be short (< 3 min).
20:30 - 21:15 - Discussion groups?
I'd like to try breaking into discussion groups. The idea is that there are a several people who've announced beforehand that they'd lead a discussion on some topic and have briefly studied it. At the meetup, they give a mini-presentation (5 minute-ish) and everyone else decides which group to join. At the end of the session, one person from each group summarises for everyone else.
Check the mailing list for topics.
21:15 - end - Chat.
See you there!