Waterloo, ON, Canada Meetup: 6pm Sun Oct 18 '09!

post by Eliezer Yudkowsky (Eliezer_Yudkowsky) · 2009-10-15T04:30:49.778Z · score: 5 (6 votes) · LW · GW · Legacy · 17 comments

Michael Vassar and I will be attending the Quantum to Cosmos Festival of the Perimeter Institute.  Is anyone interested in meeting up at the Symposium Cafe on 4 King St N, Waterloo, ON, Canada, on Sunday at 6pm on October 18th 2009?  I might duck out at around 8pm, but Michael Vassar seems more likely to stick around.  If we get at least two more positive reply comments (plus the one person who suggested the meetup) then it'll be on and I'll take the question mark off the title.  If that time doesn't work for you but you're in the area, feel free to email me about meeting informally.

Result:  Okay, we have exactly two people RSVPing (I was hoping for three).  We'll show up at the Symposium Cafe at 6pm, possibly walk around or head out to elsewhere by 6:30pm (i.e., join the meetup by 6:30pm if you want to be part of the walking-around group), and we've both got a talk we want to attend at 8:00pm.  Either stuff will happen, or not.

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comment by vinayak · 2009-10-19T22:04:01.560Z · score: 5 (5 votes) · LW · GW

We realized that one of the very important things that rationalists need is a put down artist community, as opposed to the pick up artist community which already exists but isn't of much use. This is because of the very large number of rationalists who get into relationships but then aren't able to figure out how to get out of them.

comment by RolfAndreassen · 2009-10-19T19:43:05.998Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Did any interesting discussion take place that the rest of us might like to hear about, or was it all social primate stuff? (Nothing wrong with social primate stuff, of course.)

comment by Eliezer Yudkowsky (Eliezer_Yudkowsky) · 2009-10-19T02:39:53.986Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

(Final result: 6 people, counting myself & Vassar & Rune. Fun was had.)

comment by Rune · 2009-10-20T16:51:42.717Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Yes, lots of fun was had. Thanks to Michael Vassar and Eliezer Yudkowsky for making it a fun evening for all of us!

comment by vinayak · 2009-10-18T18:11:04.238Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

So we have three people now. I hope this happens.

comment by vinayak · 2009-10-18T17:51:12.694Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

Oops, I guess I'm late - I just saw this post. In any case, I will come too.

comment by Eliezer Yudkowsky (Eliezer_Yudkowsky) · 2009-10-17T18:33:46.588Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

We have two confirmed (stoat, and rune the suggester); we need one more confirmed for this to happen! Eirenicon?

comment by eirenicon · 2009-10-17T21:18:57.017Z · score: 2 (2 votes) · LW · GW

It looks unlikely, I'm afraid. The timing conflicts with my Answers in Genesis study group... haha, nah, just kidding. But I probably have to work. C'est la vie.

comment by MichaelGR · 2009-10-16T03:50:34.324Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Wish I could be there, but I won't be able to make it.

comment by stoat · 2009-10-16T02:20:15.624Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

If this meetup happens, I'd drop in.

comment by XFrequentist · 2009-10-16T01:30:57.867Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'm actually in Toronto this weekend, but I might be booked up.

Anyone driving Toronto->Waterloo (or Waterloo->Ottawa afterwards)?

comment by CarlShulman · 2009-10-19T04:00:15.149Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Anna Salamon and I are in Toronto through Tuesday.

comment by XFrequentist · 2009-10-20T00:17:52.052Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Unfortunately I left on Sunday.

comment by Rune · 2009-10-15T23:26:40.174Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I'll just add my "yes", even though I suggested the meetup.

comment by childofbaud · 2009-10-15T18:33:58.809Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

This looks like an excellent event, and I'd love to meet the SIAI/LW folks, but sadly it is outside biking distance for me.

Any carpooling going on from Toronto to Waterloo? :-)

comment by JamesAndrix · 2009-10-15T15:44:26.730Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

Anybody heading that way from Buffalo?

comment by eirenicon · 2009-10-15T15:13:27.884Z · score: 0 (0 votes) · LW · GW

I didn't know about this event but I'm interested now. Waterloo is pretty close, so consider this an "I'll get back to you."