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Boston-area Meetup: 11/18/08 9pm MIT/Cambridge

0 Post author: Eliezer_Yudkowsky 16 November 2008 03:19AM

There will be an OB meetup this Tuesday in Cambridge MA, hosted by Michael Vassar, Owain Evans (grad student at MIT), and Dario Amodei (grad student at Princeton). The event will take place on the MIT campus, in a spacious seminar room in MIT's Stata Center.  Refreshments will be provided.  Details and directions below the fold.

Please let us know in the comments if you plan to attend.

(Posted on behalf of Owain Evans.)

Time/date: 9pm, Tuesday 18 November.

Place: Room d461 in MIT's Stata Center.

Address: The Stata Center: 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge.

Directions: The nearest T stop is Kendall/MIT on the Red Line.

Enter Stata via the entrance facing Main Street (with a big metal "MIT" sign outside it) from 8.45pm and one of the hosts will guide you to d461. Alternatively, here are directions to d461 once you reach Stata.

Email: owain (at) mit edu

Phone: If you can't find the room or if you arrive late and are unable to enter the building, call 610-608-3345.

Comments (15)

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Comment author: Dave8 16 November 2008 04:12:20AM 0 points [-]

Maybe.

Comment author: sam6 16 November 2008 05:14:14AM 0 points [-]

where are you planning to meet up??

Comment author: EZ 16 November 2008 05:18:54AM 0 points [-]

I will be there.

Comment author: Owain_Evans3 16 November 2008 05:59:48AM 0 points [-]

The event will either take place on the MIT campus (in the Stata Center) or at a cafe or restaurant nearby. The closest stop on the T will be Kendall/MIT on the Red Line.

We'll confirm the location on this blog on Monday afternoon, by which time we'll know more about the number of attendees. If you want more information about the event, you can email me (myfirstname@mit.edu).

Comment author: Chris6 16 November 2008 06:56:45AM 0 points [-]

That sounds neat. I might go.

Comment author: kræmer 16 November 2008 07:25:31AM 0 points [-]

My lab is right across the street from Stata, if someone else wants to organize food. The lab is pretty deserted that late, and it's a good place to have meetings with a whiteboard and without a steady stream of people walking by.

Comment author: Greg_P. 16 November 2008 09:54:57AM 0 points [-]

Sounds fun! I'd hope to drop by.

Comment author: ben9 16 November 2008 11:15:51AM 0 points [-]

sounds cool.

Comment author: Robinson2 16 November 2008 03:18:47PM 0 points [-]

I'll be there- looking forward to it.

Comment author: CK 16 November 2008 04:08:40PM 0 points [-]

Count me as a "maybe." A little more detail on time and location would be good. I like Kraemer's idea above.

Comment author: JackChristopher 16 November 2008 05:54:04PM 0 points [-]

A lot of info sessions at MIT are Tuesdays thru Thursday nights but by 9pm they'll be over. There should be plenty of rooms to choose from, assuming our meet up is sanctioned by MIT.

Here's the events calendar:

http://events.mit.edu/index.html?date=2008/11/18

There's also a Transhumanist meetup this week:

http://transhumanism.meetup.com/72/

Comment author: J4 16 November 2008 10:08:28PM 0 points [-]

In.

Comment author: Andrew_C2 17 November 2008 12:55:20AM 0 points [-]

Sure, I'll plan on being there.

Comment author: Owain_Evans3 17 November 2008 05:41:14AM 0 points [-]

UPDATE:

The meetup will take place in a spacious seminar room in MIT's Stata Center. Refreshments will be provided.

Time/date: 9pm, Tuesday 18 November.

Place: Room d461 in MIT's Stata Center.

Address: The Stata Center is at 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge.

Directions: The nearest T stop is Kendall/MIT on the Red Line.

Enter Stata via the entrance facing Main Street (with a big metal "MIT" sign outside it) from 8.45pm and one of the hosts will guide you to d461. Alternatively, here are directions to d461 once you reach Stata.

More info: myfirstname at mit.edu

Comment author: Owain_Evans3 17 November 2008 05:43:53AM 0 points [-]

UPDATE:

The meetup will take place in a spacious seminar room in MIT's Stata Center. Refreshments will be provided.

Time/date: 9pm, Tuesday 18 November.

Place: Room d461 in MIT's Stata Center.

Address: The Stata Center is at 32 Vassar Street, Cambridge.

Directions: The nearest T stop is Kendall/MIT on the Red Line.

Enter Stata via the entrance facing Main Street (with a big metal "MIT" sign outside it) from 8.45pm and one of the hosts will guide you to d461. Alternatively, here are directions to d461 once you reach Stata.

More info: myfirstname at mit.edu