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Meetup : Baltimore / UMBC Meetup - general discussion

0 iarwain1 12 March 2017 03:45AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore / UMBC Meetup - general discussion

WHEN: 12 March 2017 07:00:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: Performing Arts and Humanities Bldg 4th floor, 1000 Hilltop Cir, Baltimore, MD 21250

No parking restrictions on weekends, so park wherever you want.

Discussion article for the meetup : Baltimore / UMBC Meetup - general discussion

Meetup : March - pub meetup

0 Elo 12 March 2017 02:37AM

Discussion article for the meetup : March - pub meetup

WHEN: 23 March 2017 06:30:00PM (+1100)

WHERE: level 2, 565 george st, sydney

Come along to our regular monthly pub meetup to talk all things math, science, magic, engineering, thinking, growth, reasoning and beliefs.

If you are an aspiring rationalist, a nerd, geek, scientist or just a quiet thinker - we can't wait to meet you to share ideas, discuss, dance off, learn and grow together.

See you there! Also, while you are at it - bring a friend along too!

https://www.facebook.com/events/224035624738084/

https://www.meetup.com/lesswrong-Sydney0/events/238352488/

Discussion article for the meetup : March - pub meetup

Meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games

0 rocurley 10 March 2017 07:57PM

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games

WHEN: 13 March 2017 06:15:00PM (-0800)

WHERE: 1769 15th St, San Francisco, CA

The meetup is at 6:15 PM, PDT. The LW time picker does surprising things here, and I'm worried it will change from under me.

We’ll be meeting to play board (and other) games! I have Dominion, Suburbia, and standard playing cards. Please feel free to bring other games you’d like to play. For help getting into the building, please call (or text, with a likely-somewhat-slower response rate): 301-458-0764. Format: We meet and start hanging out at 6:15, but don’t officially start doing the meetup topic until 6:45-7 to accommodate stragglers. Usually there is a food order that goes out before we start the meetup topic. About these meetups: The mission of the SF LessWrong meetup is to provide a fun, low-key social space with some structured interaction, where new and non-new community members can mingle and have interesting conversations. Everyone is welcome. We explicitly encourage people to split off from the main conversation or diverge from the topic if that would be more fun for them (moving side conversations into a separate part of the space if appropriate). Meetup topics are here as a tool to facilitate fun interaction, and we certainly don’t want them to inhibit it.

Discussion article for the meetup : San Francisco Meetup: Board Games

Meetup : Ann Arbor Area Amalgam of Rationalist-Adjacent Anthropoids: March 11

0 Sniffnoy 10 March 2017 12:41AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Ann Arbor Area Amalgam of Rationalist-Adjacent Anthropoids: March 11

WHEN: 11 March 2017 04:30:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: 1147 Freesia Court, Ann Arbor, MI 48105

(Copied with permission from mailing list, originally written by Whit F)

Hi all. You are hereby informed of the following:

Andrew and I will be hosting a gathering of all who wish to attend at our condo this Saturday, 11 March 2017, at 4:30pm until everyone leaves. Address is

1147 Freesia Court Ann Arbor MI 48105

There is plenty of parking in the parking structure across Maiden Lane from us which is free on weekends. [Contact stuff excised, not sure if I have permission to share that; you can reply here.] I hope to see many of you Saturday.

Discussion article for the meetup : Ann Arbor Area Amalgam of Rationalist-Adjacent Anthropoids: March 11

Meetup : Chicago Rationality Reading Group

0 mingyuan 09 March 2017 03:29AM

Discussion article for the meetup : Chicago Rationality Reading Group

WHEN: 12 March 2017 12:00:00PM (-0600)

WHERE: Harper Memorial Library Room 148, 1116 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637

The Chicago Rationality Reading Group meets every Sunday from 1-3 PM in Room 148 of Harper Memorial Library. Though we meet on the University of Chicago campus, anyone is welcome to attend.

This week's readings are as follows:

Please note that after this week there will be no meetings for the next two weeks (March 19th and 26th) because the university will be closed for spring break.

Discussion article for the meetup : Chicago Rationality Reading Group

Meetup : Goal factoring

0 pepe_prime 08 March 2017 09:39PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Goal factoring

WHEN: 24 March 2017 05:45:00PM (+0100)

WHERE: Lindstedtsvägen 3, room 1537, SE-114 28 Stockholm, Sverige

Goal factoring is a technique for introspection to help identify and achieve your goals. It helps choose day-to-day activities that efficiently achieve short and long term purposes. We'll focus on "bottom-up" goal factoring. Here, you look at activities you already do regularly, like check your email and play board games on Saturdays. You ask yourself what purposes these fulfill, like being reachable by colleagues and relaxing after the week. You brainstorm alternatives that achieve the same purpose. Finally, you see if you can get the same outcomes more efficiently.

We'll practice this as a group to see how it works, then split into pairs and practice more. Bring your constraint satisfiability solving programs. Just kidding, just bring yourself :) Check out a template - https://docs.google.com/document/d/1BCoE9PoqOuUjl70S63764iZgqfpo94gPhjpS5EWNnMw/edit

Format: We meet and start hanging out at 5:45, but don't officially start doing the meetup topic until 6:00 to accomodate stragglers. We often go out for dinner after the meetup.

How to find us: The meetup is at a KTH academic building and the room is on the 5th floor, two stairs up.

Influence future meetups: Times - http://www.when2meet.com/?5723551-cJBhD Topics - https://druthe.rs/dockets/-KcCvpn97vUhg3tQRrKn

Discussion article for the meetup : Goal factoring

Meetup : Moscow: regular meetups

0 berekuk 08 March 2017 06:37PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: regular meetups

WHEN: 01 January 2020 02:00:00PM (+0300)

WHERE: Москва, ул. Большая Дорогомиловская, д.5к2

This is a shared announcement for regular Moscow LessWrong meetups.

Moscow rationalist community is centered around Kocherga anticafe, with several events every week.

Our current approximate schedule is:

  • reading club on Mondays
  • rationality dojos on Fridays
  • general community meetups every 3 weeks on Sundays
  • paid CFAR-style weekend workshops every few months

Check out the list of events in Facebook or VKontakte for a full list of scheduled events.

The Schelling point for online discussions is LessWrong.ru slack chat, especially the #moscow_meetups channel.

Discussion article for the meetup : Moscow: regular meetups

Meetup : Washington, D.C.: Pi Day

0 RobinZ 08 March 2017 04:47PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Pi Day

WHEN: 12 March 2017 02:30:00PM (-0500)

WHERE: Donald W. Reynolds Center for American Art and Portraiture

Note: Daylight Saving Time begins on March 12. 3:30 p.m. EDT corresponds to 2:30 p.m. EST.

We will be meeting in the courtyard for an early celebration of Pi Day. There will be pie. And probably conversations about pie.

Upcoming meetups:

  • Mar. 19: Fun & Games
  • Mar. 26: Mini Talks
  • Apr. 2: Great Filter

Discussion article for the meetup : Washington, D.C.: Pi Day

Meetup : Melb Rationality Dojo, March: Communication and Cognitive Biases

0 Chriswaterguy 05 March 2017 11:07PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Melb Rationality Dojo, March: Communication and Cognitive Biases

WHEN: 12 March 2017 03:30:00PM (+1100)

WHERE: Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane. Level 1, Room 1

NOTE DATE: 12 March is the correct date. (The details previously stated 19 March, before correction.)

THIS MONTH: (1) We look at some of the biases and heuristics that affect our communication with others. (2) A lightning talk or two, at 5 to 10 min each (including questions) on the art of rationality or something to enlighten our understanding of the world. (3) We practise a rationality technique inspired by the CFAR curriculum.

BRING: * An idea or question to share. * Perhaps a snack to share. (Healthy snack choice is optional but welcome.) At about 6:30pm some of us generally head for dinner in the CBD, and you are welcome to join us.

WHEN: 3:30pm to 6:30pm (and then optional dinner). Come early to catch up and maybe grab a tea or coffee, and the meeting proper will begin at 4pm sharp. WHERE: Ross House, 247 Flinders Lane. Level 1, Room 1. Check details closer to the day. If you have any trouble finding the venue on the day, please text or call Chris on 0439 471 632.

WHO ARE WE AND WHY DO WE MEET? The Less Wrong Melbourne Rationality Dojos are self-improvement sessions for those committed to the art of rationality and personal growth. We welcome new members who are interested in exploring rationality. We're "aspiring rationalists" and always open to learn.

Discussion article for the meetup : Melb Rationality Dojo, March: Communication and Cognitive Biases

Meetup : Superintellignce chapter 2

0 pepe_prime 04 March 2017 08:29PM

Discussion article for the meetup : Superintellignce chapter 2

WHEN: 17 March 2017 05:45:00PM (+0100)

WHERE: Lindstedtsvägen 3, room 1537, SE-114 28 Stockholm, Sverige

We'll have a 30 minute summary of chapter 1 of Superintelligence, followed by free-form discussion. We'll repeat this with later chapters about every 2 weeks.

Format: We meet and start hanging out at 5:45, but don't officially start doing the meetup topic until 6:00 to accomodate stragglers. We often go out for dinner after the meetup.

How to find us: The meetup is at a KTH academic building and the room is on the 5th floor, two stairs up.

Influence future meetups: Times - http://www.when2meet.com/?5723551-cJBhD Topics - https://druthe.rs/dockets/-KcCvpn97vUhg3tQRrKn

Discussion article for the meetup : Superintellignce chapter 2

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