Weekly LW Meetups

This sum­mary was posted to LW Main on Oc­to­ber 31st. The fol­low­ing week’s sum­mary is here.

New mee­tups (or mee­tups with a hi­a­tus of more than a year) are hap­pen­ing in:

Ir­reg­u­larly sched­uled Less Wrong mee­tups are tak­ing place in:

The re­main­ing mee­tups take place in cities with reg­u­lar schedul­ing, but in­volve a change in time or lo­ca­tion, spe­cial meet­ing con­tent, or sim­ply a helpful re­minder about the meetup:

Lo­ca­tions with reg­u­larly sched­uled mee­tups: Austin, Berkeley, Ber­lin, Bos­ton, Brus­sels, Buf­falo, Cam­bridge UK, Can­berra, Colum­bus, Lon­don, Madi­son WI, Melbourne, Moscow, Moun­tain View, New York, Philadelphia, Re­search Tri­an­gle NC, Seat­tle, Syd­ney, Toronto, Vienna, Wash­ing­ton DC, Water­loo, and West Los An­ge­les. There’s also a 247 on­line study hall for cowork­ing LWers.

If you’d like to talk with other LW-ers face to face, and there is no meetup in your area, con­sider start­ing your own meetup; it’s easy (more re­sources here). Check one out, stretch your ra­tio­nal­ity skills, build com­mu­nity, and have fun!

In ad­di­tion to the handy side­bar of up­com­ing mee­tups, a meetup overview is posted on the front page ev­ery Fri­day. Th­ese are an at­tempt to col­lect in­for­ma­tion on all the mee­tups hap­pen­ing in up­com­ing weeks. The best way to get your meetup fea­tured is still to use the Add New Meetup fea­ture, but you’ll also have the benefit of hav­ing your meetup men­tioned in a weekly overview. Th­ese overview posts are moved to the dis­cus­sion sec­tion when the new post goes up.

Please note that for your meetup to ap­pear in the weekly mee­tups fea­ture, you need to post your meetup be­fore the Fri­day be­fore your meetup!

If you missed the dead­line and wish to have your meetup fea­tured, you can reach me on gmail at frank dot c dot adamek.

If you check Less Wrong ir­reg­u­larly, con­sider sub­scribing to one or more city-spe­cific mailing list in or­der to be no­tified when an ir­reg­u­lar meetup is hap­pen­ing: At­lanta, Chicago, Cinc­in­nati, Cleve­land, Frank­furt, Helsinki, Marin CA, Ot­tawa, Pitts­burgh, Port­land, Salt Lake City, South­ern Cal­ifor­nia (Los An­ge­les/​Orange County area), St. Louis, Tel Aviv, Van­cou­ver, War­saw.

Whether or not there’s cur­rently a meetup in your area, you can sign up to be no­tified au­to­mat­i­cally of any fu­ture mee­tups. And if you’re not in­ter­ested in no­tifi­ca­tions you can still en­ter your ap­prox­i­mate lo­ca­tion, which will let meetup-start­ing heroes know that there’s an in­ter­ested LW pop­u­la­tion in their city!

If your meetup has a mailing list that you’d like men­tioned here, or has be­come reg­u­lar and isn’t listed as such, let me know!

Want to help out the com­mon good? If one of the mee­tups listed as reg­u­lar has be­come in­ac­tive, let me know so we can pre­sent more ac­cu­rate in­for­ma­tion to new­com­ers.