Part of a THINK Meetup Group? We Want to Hear From You!

post by OnTheOtherHandle · 2013-06-25T07:41:07.401Z · LW · GW · Legacy · 2 comments

Hello everybody, I've recently started as a volunteer for The High Impact NetworK, an effective altruism group with local chapters mostly in the US and UK. We're aiming to get more people, especially students, interested in effective altruism and enlarging the netowrk in a big way. Edit: Thank you to BenLowell for suggesting that I include a description!

One of the first things I'm trying to do is make THINK more personal and accessible. The modules provide a pretty good outline of the topics discussed, but they're highly structured and don't capture the feel of a live meeting very well. We'd like to advertise to potential members that there's a lot of value in attending a physical meetup beyond just learning the material already presented in the modules. We'd like it to feel more like a club and less like a classroom.

So if any of you are members of a THINK meetup group, I would love to hear your stories or see pictures and videos of your meetup groups in action. I'm hoping to convey the discussions and debates that go on after the more instructive module part is over. You don't have to reveal your name or face, but if you don't mind having your picture on the website, I would really appreciate seeing a name and face. If you choose to submit an anecdote, try focusing on something surprising or interesting that happened at a meetup, an experience you were unlikely to get elsewhere.

Please send your pictures/videos/anecdotes to ajeyac@berkeley.edu, and I'll forward them to THINK leader Mark Lee. I'll do my best to try to set up a section on the THINK website and put this up, but it may take a while, and if we get more submissions than we anticipated, they may not all show up.

Thank you!

 

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comment by BenLowell · 2013-06-25T22:10:18.847Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Next time, please include a short introduction of what THINK is so I don't have to look it up.

(It is an effective altruism group)

comment by OnTheOtherHandle · 2013-06-26T21:57:27.983Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

You're right, thank you. I'll edit the post.