Upcoming CFAR events: Lower-cost bay area intro workshop; EU workshops; and otherspost by AnnaSalamon · 2014-10-02T00:08:44.071Z · score: 17 (18 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 6 comments
For anyone who's interested:
CFAR is trying out an experimental, lower-cost, 1.5-day introductory workshop Oct 25-26 in the bay area. It is meant to provide an easier point of entry into our rationality training. If you've been thinking about coming to a CFAR workshop but have had trouble setting aside 4 days and $3900, you might consider trying this out. (Or, if you have a friend or family member in that situaiton, you might suggest this to them.) It's a beta test, so no guarantees as to the outcome -- but I suspect it'll be both useful, and a lot of fun.
We are also finally making it to Europe. We'll be running two workshops in the UK this November, both of which have both space and financial aid still available.
We're also still running our standard workshops: Jan 16-19 in Berkeley, and April 23-26 in Boston, MA. (We're experimenting, also, with using alumni "TA's" to increase the amount of 1-on-1 informal instruction while simultaneously increasing workshop size, in an effort to scale our impact.)
Finally, we're actually running a bunch of events lately for alumni of our 4-day workshops (a weekly rationality dojo; a bimonthly colloquium; a yearly alumni reunion; and various for-alumni workshops); which is perhaps less exciting if you aren't yet an alumnus, but which I'm very excited about because it suggests that we'll have a larger community of people doing serious practice, and thereby pushing the boundaries of the art of rationality.
If anyone wishes to discuss any of these events, or CFAR's strategy as a whole, I'd be glad to talk; you can book me here.
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