Meetup after Humanity+ , London, Saturday 2010-04-24?

post by Paul Crowley (ciphergoth) · 2010-04-10T12:54:01.601Z · LW · GW · Legacy · 12 comments

Humanity+ UK 2010 is in central London (near Holborn) in a fortnight. Speakers include Anders Sandberg, Aubrey de Grey, and Nick Bostrom.  Anyone else from Less Wrong going along?  If so, shall we meet for a drink afterwards, perhaps in the Princess Louise around 17:20ish?

As always, if I know you here mail me on paul at ciphergoth and I'll give you my mobile number - thanks!

I'm also planning another London Less Wrong meetup on Sunday 2010-06-06 - details to come, suggestions for venue welcome.

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comment by dw2 · 2010-04-13T15:45:03.309Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Here's a copy of an email request I've just sent to a few LW people I know:

One of the rooms in Conway Hall on Sat 24th April will be set aside for posters and general socialising.

The posters are opportunities for people to publicise various activities or ideas. We've received half a dozen applications for posters so far, and we have room for one or two more.

We expect that many of the attendees will mingle in this room at lunchtime, during the afternoon break, and (for early birds) before the formal start of activities in the main hall at 9.45am.

Would one of you be interested in creating and displaying a poster about Less Wrong / Overcoming Bias?

Many of the attendees to the H+UK event will have little prior knowledge about Less Wrong, so it's a good chance to reach out to potential new supporters.

Posters can be a number of sheets of paper, stuck onto the wall with bluetack or sellotape. Maximise size in total allowed per poster is A0. Several of the posters will be A1, made up of 4 A3 sheets.

If you are interested in this, please let me know, since we have to control overall numbers of posters.

To be clear, there's no charge for this - consider it as an opportunity for free advertising :-) You're also welcome to bring small pieces of printed literature for interested people to take away.

comment by Roko · 2010-04-10T19:04:54.611Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I might come - Though I would be much more interested if someone was giving a talk on rationality and transhumanism. I feel that the movements have diverged so much that there's some "cleaning up" work to be done using the rationalist methods on contemporary h+ thought.

comment by JulianMorrison · 2010-04-10T19:46:33.841Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

What an excellent idea, you should write that and schedule it in as a UKTA talk ;-P

comment by Roko · 2010-04-10T20:53:22.800Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Yeah, perhaps.

comment by dw2 · 2010-04-13T15:43:30.136Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I expect that both Max More and Nick Bostrom will be covering aspects of both rationality and transhumanism. Quite a few of the other speakers are hot on rationality too!

comment by Roko · 2010-04-13T15:48:44.170Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Well, I guess I've signed myself up for the rationality poster part now! I'll get an abstract in ASAP...

comment by Maelin · 2010-04-22T23:46:34.797Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm coming along, I'll stop by the pub afterward for a drink as well. I shall be the token Australian.

comment by Alexandros · 2010-04-11T07:30:36.745Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Unfortunately I won't be in London for 24/4 but I am very much interested in a potential 6/6 meetup.

comment by JulianMorrison · 2010-04-10T16:24:18.314Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'll be there.

comment by marc · 2010-04-13T17:42:22.793Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm going to the H+ event but I'm also going to the dinner, so I'm not sure how that will fit in with the pub. If I can make it, I will.

I'll also come to the 6/6 meet up.

comment by dw2 · 2010-04-13T21:14:59.585Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

I'm not sure how that will fit in with the pub

We plan to start taking food orders in the Little Italy restaurant at 6pm.

comment by Paul Crowley (ciphergoth) · 2010-04-10T18:59:27.114Z · LW(p) · GW(p)

Excellent!